Selected Bibliography

I  Writings / Comments


Koki Tanaka, Abstract Speaking - Sharing Uncertainty and Collective Acts, NERO, Japan Foundation, 2013

"Where our honesty leads us," When B-side become A-side, Daiwa Press co, ltd, Utrecht, 2009, pp. 92-97

The End of Summer: Koki Tanaka, Daiwa Press co, ltd, AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc, 2008

interview, Akiko Miki+Koki Tanaka, "The Possibility of Infinite Numbers of Worlds," Koki Tanaka Works 1997-2007, Akio Nagasawa Publishing Office, Tokyo, 2007, pp.52-74

[Exhibition Catalogues]

"notes for bringing that time back, once more," "itemized facts and unnecessary comments," MOT Annual 2012 Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, 2012 pp. 0-6, p8, pp. 185-201

"Dividing making and showing, and then fusing them together again," Meguro Address, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, 2012, pp.100-106

"Alternative ways to approach / use / look at a place," number 2., Art Space, Clouds, New Zealand, 2011

"Endlessness, our final position," Daiwa Press Vewing Room Vo.9, Daiwa Press, 2010, pp.152-153

"Approach to an old house," I have nothing to say and I am saying it, Platform seoul 2008, Samuso, 2009, pp. 208-211

"Artist Statement," Voyage Without Boundaries, Sea Art Festival, Busan Biennale 2008, The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, 2008, pp. 140-141

"Maximal Manipulation, or Singing While Simultaneously Eating Soba and Udon Noodles," Peter Markli and Jun Aoki: Architectural Creation, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2008, pp. 130-135, tanaka_for_aoki.pdf,

Au Centre Pompidou, espace 315, Centre Pompidou, 2006, pp.68-69

all about all the nights, GALLERY CAPTION, 2004, pp.3,30

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003, Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers, 2004, p.60

Kumamoto International Art Exhibition: ATTITUDE 2002—One Truth in Your Heart, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2002, p.92

Screen Memories, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, 2002, p.52

SAP ART-ING Tokyo 2001: Space, Time, and Body Lived, vol.1, Saison Art Program, 2001, p.20

Naoyuki Takashima, Koki Tanaka, “Perruque=Underground Work,” Perruque=Underground Work, Gallery αM, 2001; Gallery αM ANNUAL 2001, GalleryαM, 2002, p.13

[Magazines & News Papers ]

“Presentation by Koki Tanaka,” Asia Art Archive in America, February 22, 2013

Interview by Darryl Wee, "Koki Tanaka's Collective Acts at the Venice Biennale," BLOUIN ARTINFO, May 30, 2013

“Communal tea Drinking," TOO MUCH, issue 4 Spring, 2013, Tokyo, Supplement

Interview by Andrew Maerkle and Akira Rachi, "The Center Cannot Hold," ART IT (online), Tokyo, 2012

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*Reprinting in “Koki Tanaka, Abstract Speaking - Sharing Uncertainty and Collective Acts,” NERO, Japan Foundation, 2013, pp.101-127, pp.206-221

interview, "Art Talk, Koki Tanaka," ARTCO, no.206, November, 2009, pp.164-168/chinese

talk, Yuki Kimura+Koki Tanaka, "Keeping it real with the complexities of the everyday," Art it, no.18,(winter/spring), 2008, pp.64-65, pp.80-83

interview, "Koki Tanaka," IW Magazine, no.59, 2008, pp.52-57

II  Others


Mika Kuraya “Abstractly speaking...: Koki Tanaka’s installation at the 55th Venice Biennale,” Keijiro Suga “The hanging bridge of vines that is woven as we talk on it,” Juli Carson “A soundtrack for collective engagement,” Julio Cesar Mrales “Shape. Volume. Weight. Movement,” Hu Fang “Yanagi Soetsu comes here, without invitation,” Pailine J. Yao “Let’s talk about what his future project should be,” Abstract Speaking - Sharing Uncertainty and Collective Acts, NERO, Japan Foundation, 2013, pp.9-19, pp.131-143, pp.151-159, pp.173-179, pp.183-191, pp.231-235

3 Years Arrow Factory 2008-2011, Arrow Factory, Beijing, Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011, pp.56-57

Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Editions Cercle d'art, 2008, p.151, pp. 330-331

"Koki Tanaka, " Volume 1: From Yodeling to Quantum Physics..., Palais de Tokyo, Archibooks, 2008, p.196Midori

Gabriel Ritter, "From Endless to Everyday: The Video Work of Koki Tanaka," Jun Aoki, "Unexpected Things Happening As If Only Natural," Koki Tanaka Works 1997-2007, Akio Nagasawa Publishing Office, Tokyo, 2007, pp.10-13, pp.142-146, gabriel_ritter.pdf, jun_aoki.pdf

Midori Matsui, "Koki Tanaka," ICE CREAM, PHAIDON, 2007, midori_matsui.pdf

[Exhibition Catalogues]

Dan Cameron "A Bigger Gulp: Trans-Pacific Routes in Twenty-First Century Art," 2013 Clifornia-Pasific Triennial, Orange County Museum, Delmonico, Prestel, 2013, p.22, p.170-173

Kim Sunjung "Unknown Forces - Gestures Beyond Surfaces," Unknown Forces, Tophane i Amire Culture and Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013, p.22, pp.68-69

Shihoko Iida "Koki Tanaka," Re: Quest - Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Museum of Art, Seoul University, Seoul, 2013, pp. 124, 125.

Mihoko Nishikawa, "Koki Tanaka," MOT Annual 2012 Making Situations, Editing Landscapes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2012, p.189, 220

Benedetta Di Loreto, Beatric Leanza, Mami Kataoka, "Introduction," "Rethinking Relationality (or the artist as bricoleur)," Koki Tana," The Human Factor Rethinking Relationality (or the artist as bricoleur), qwatz, cura.books, Rome, 2012, p.7, p.13, pp.17-20, pp.34-43

Malik Gaines "Koki Tanaka," Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angels, Prestel, Munich, 2012, p.43, pp. 51-54

This and There (Ça & là), Foundation d'entreprise Ricard, Pavilon, Palas de Tokyo, Paris, 2012, pp.145-146

Fang-Wei Chang, "Koki Tanaka", Mihnea Mircan "Whose Art History are We Talking About?," Whose Exhibition is This?, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, 2012, pp.194-205

Midori Matsui "In Search of Something Beyond Aesthetic Objects: Contemporary Japanese Art as a Practice of Life," Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, 2012, pp.6-7,

Yokohama Triennale 2011 Our Magic Hour-How Much of the World can we know?, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Tokyo, 2011, pp.206-207

Gavin Delahunty "thinking/ not thinking," Making is Thinking, Witte de With, 2011, pp. 58-64

"Koki Tanaka," Circus Hein / Imprint, Jeppe Hein, Studio, 2010, p.60

Midori Matsui "Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art, " The Japan foundation, 2009, p.

Kathryn Weir, "News from elsewhere: gesturing in another language," The view from elsewhere, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Queensland Art Gallery, 2009, p.20, p.34, p.92

"Insertions," Annual Report; A Year in Exhibitions, The 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, 2008, pp. 462-463

Fumihiko Sumitomo, "New Individualism," Kim Sunjung, "Koki Tanaka," Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, 2007, p.18,  pp. 69-71

Midori Matusi, "The Door into Summer," The Age of Micropop: New Generation of Japanese Artist, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Parco co., ltd, 2007, pp. 40-45, pp.57-59, pp.218-227

Mami Kataoka, "In Searching of Truth: Holes, Rubber Bands, Masks, Coyotes," Tamaki Saito, "Anonymous Irony, Formalistic Humor, "  All about Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, 2007, p. 25, p. 39, pp.44-45, pp.51-52, pp.209-211

Yukie Kamiya, "Koki Tanaka," 2006 Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yoga, Taipei Fine Art Museum, 2006, p.192

Midori Matsui, "Regaining the plane of immanence: perceptual challenges of optical experience and flexible sculpture" Ecstasy, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2005, pp.174-175

Takayuki Hayashi, “Images on the Run,” Tatsuya Tanaka, “The World As It Is,” Tanaka Koki: Plastic Bags, Beer, Caviar to Pigeons, etc., The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2004, pp.5-14, pp.17-26

Satsuki Yamamoto, “From “all about all the nights” to “all about all the nights,”” all about all the nights, GALLERY CAPTION, 2004, pp.4-27

Tomoko Kuroiwa, “On fragmented absence,” Mediarena: contemporary art from Japan, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2004, pp.27-31

Minoru Hatanaka, “The powers of the imagination at the crossing,” “Tanaka Koki,” Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2004, Mori Art Museum, 2004, pp.233-240, pp.249-252

Fumihiko Sumitomo, “Tanaka Koki,” Out the Window—Spaces of Distraction, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, 2004, p.37

Yuji Maeyama, “Location of the Spirit (Kokoro no Arika),” Kokoro no Arika, Location of the Spirit: Contemporary Japanese Art, The Japan Foundation, 2003, pp.6-12

Kazuhiro Yamamoto, “Tanaka Koki- Kunst ist lustig! (Art is merry!),” VOCA 2003: The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, 2003, p.108

Akiko Sakamoto, “How to get catharsis ?,” Kumamoto International Art Exhibition: ATTITUDE 2002—One Truth in Your Heart, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2002, p.97

Takayo Iida, “Screen Memories,” Screen Memories, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, 2002, pp.67-73

[Magazines, News Papers & Online]

Nick Aikens“‘Japan Syndrome’: Fukushima and some thoughts on articulating a response,” Afterwall, December 9, 2013

Rosa Nussbaum " The Spirit of Uncertainty. A few questions about Political Art," Digicult, Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Miwako Tezuka "Koki Tanaka," KALEIDOSCOPE, Issue 19, Fall 2013, pp.2-7

Yukie Kamiya "Collective Acts in the aftermath" Flash Art, international edition, no.293, Volume 46,, November-December, 2013, pp.80-84

Gabriel Ritter, “Koki Tanaka: Out of Ordinary,” Art Asia Pacific, issue 84, July/August, 2013, pp.62-73

Alia Swastika "Asian Pavilions at the Venice Biennale: Studies in Collaboration" Flash Art, international edition, no.291, Volume 46, July-August-September, 2013, pp.78-79

Catherine Wagley "L.A. is everywhere," LA Weekly, Los Angeles, vo.34, no.28, June 1-7, 2012, pp.36-37

Flavia Montecchi "Koki Tanaka, l'arte come gesto di fiducia", arte e critica, Rome, no.71, 2012, p.120

Pak Sheung Chuen "on Koki Tanaka," Art Asia Pasific, Hong Kong, issue 77, MAR/APR, 2012, p.29

la fabrique sonore, experience pommery #9, Beaux Arts editions, Paris, 2011, p.13

Doryun Chong, "Reviews, Yokohama Triennale 2011," ARTFORUM, New York, November, 2011, p.266

Jessica Kraft, "Review: San Francisco, Koki Tanaka, Nothing related, but could be associated,"  Art Asia Pacific, Issue 72, March/April, 2011, p.136

Christopher Knight, "Koki Tanaka's public art takes the bus," Los Angeles Times(online), March 10, 2011

Sharon Mizota, "Dog and Bus as an Artist's tools," Los Angeles Times (print), February 25, 2011, D18

Sharon Mizota, "Art review: Koki Tanaka at the box," Los Angeles Times(online), February 24, 2011(same article of above)

Catherine Taft, "Reviews, Koki Tanaka and Naotaka Hiro," ARTFORUM, February, 2011, p.237

Meredith Carty "Koki Tanaka's Playhouse," ARTslant(online), San Francisco, 11/10/2010,

Jonathan Curiel "The Merry Prankster ," SF Weekly, Volume 29, Number 39, October 20-26, 2010, p.30,

Glen Helfand "Critic's Pick: Koki Tanaka," ARTFORUM(online), 10/24/2010, : critics' picks.pdf

Doryun Chong "Observe, Ask, Suppose," Nothing Related, But Something Could be Associated(Brochure), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010, YBCA_Brochure02.pdf

Julio Cesar Morales, "A note from the Curator," Nothing Related, But Something Could be Associated(Brochure), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010, YBCA_Brochure01.pdf

James Donald "Whose Exhibition is This?," Frieze Magazine(online), 3/12/09,

Hu Fang "september 8,"  VISIONAIRE 2010, no.57, Visonarie Publishing LLC, 2009

"PPAPER Special Report Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Koki Tanaka," PPAPER, no.90, 2009, p.15(chinese)

Midori Matsui, "reviews, Koki Tanaka," ARTFORUM, summer no.10, 2009, pp. 359-360, for reading this article

Amarie Bergman, "Turning the lights on, Koki Tanaka," Whitehot Magazine of contemporary art, Vancouver, January, 2008, www.whitehotmagazine.comamarie_bergman.pdf

Fumihiko Sumitomo, "Narrative-things of the Moving Image," Fun Palace, no.1, November, 2007pp. 61-64, sumitomo.pdf

Robin Laurence, "Koki Tanaka: Turing the lights on," The Georgia Straight, November 29-December 6, 2007, p76, robin_laurence.pdf

Midori Matsui, "Nothing Happens Suddenly," ARTFORUM, December, 2005, pp. 238-239


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