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KEIICHI TANAAMI

Demekin Memories

BY BRADY NG


MEMENTO MORI, 2018, pigmented ink, acrylic silkscreen medium, crushed glass, glitter acrylic paint and acrylic paint on canvas,

200 × 400 cm. All images copyright the artist; courtesy the artist and Nanzuka, Tokyo.


In June 2018, during Keiichi Tanaami’s solo exhibition at the chi K11 art space in Guangzhou, the organization invited local children to construct standing structures made from photocopies of his artworks. Some kids handled papers featuring the Japanese pop artist’s mutated Betty Boop, her hair transformed into goldfish scales and…

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