Plastic cups are scattered across the ground at Koki Tanaka's first solo show in the United States. Like bunting at a baseball game or lava lamps at a '60s theme party, the cups are there to create the right mood. People who know him will get it right away: The cheap mugs are meant to be funny and evocative of a larger social issue. Koki Tanaka — born and raised in Japan and living in Los Angeles — is an art prankster who's trying to make... More >>>
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