The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Autumn 2017 welcomes Japanese artist Takayuki Yamamoto
A former elementary school teacher, Takayuki Yamamoto creates art that expresses a world view that is not bound by adults rules, instead he draws out the honest reactions, creativity, and, at times, the particular cruelty of children through his children’s workshops. His projects portray the peculiarities of social systems and customs by which people are raised, through creative feelings that lie deep in conversations and games among children.
Yamamoto graduated with a BA and MA in Art Education at Aichi University of Education in Japan, and later completed his MFA at Chelsea College of Art, London. Since the early 2000s, Yamamoto has exhibited widely at museums and international art festivals, including Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Kochi-Muzris Biennial, Sharjah Biennial and Aichi Triennial. In 2014, 4478zine published the first artist's book, titled “Most Wanted”. He was selected for a one-year residency in the Tokyo Wonder Site, as well as been awarded an Asian Cultural Council artist residency in the U.S.
Image: ‘New Hell, What kind of hell will we go to?, Tokyo’. Video Still. 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
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