Published by Walther König/Koenig Books. Text by Ziba Ardalan de Weck, JJ Charlesworth.
Tabaimo (born 1975) produces beautiful yet disturbing hand-drawn animations, which mix traditional Japanese imagery with digital video techniques. Drawing on media images as well as her own personal experience, she often creates dark, satirical pieces that critique modern life in Japan, in particular her generation's attempts to reconcile the realities of today with older Japanese values.
Published by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris.
In 2006, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain was the first French institution to present the work of Tabaimo (born 1975), one of the most noted Japanese artists of our time. The catalog retraces Tabaimo’s work in pictures. Her work reveals the dark side of modern Japan in animation films and installations that lead the viewer into a world that is both seductive, strange and unsettling.