Koki Tanaka: The Impossible Project

Japanese artist Koki Tanaka talks about his text-based project, which runs throughout the pages of the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of ArtReview Asia

By Aimee Lin

Koko Tanaka, Take an Orange and Throw It Away Without Thinking Too Much, 2006

ARTREVIEW ASIA Your Impossible Project features in this issue of ArtReview Asia, running on the spine and across all the pages of the features section. When did you start to develop this project? KOKI TANAKA I started to write the first instructions in 2008, but I don’t really remember why I started this text-based project. One thing that I remember is thinking that if I only plan ‘realistic’ or ‘realisable’ projects, then I might also be placing a limit on…

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