Pop: On Screen and Around the World
Keiichi Tanaami in Person!
Join one of Japan’s most prominent and influential Pop artists, Keiichi Tanaami, to discuss and watch his animated films, which he began making in the mid-1960s. This program includes a selection of some of Tanaami’s earliest films, which offer political critique in the form of psychedelic collages. Tanaami’s films are paired with selections from his compatriots Tadanori Yokoo, another giant of Japanese Pop art, and filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto, best known as director of queer cult classic Funeral Parade of Roses (1969).
Dir. Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 1971,video, 5 min.
Dir. Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 1971, video, 5 min.
Goodbye Elvis and USA
Dir. Keiichi Tanaami , Japan, 1971,video, 7 min.
Dir. Keiichi Tanaami, Japan, 1973, video, 4 min.
Tokuten Eizo Anthology no. 1
Dir. Tadanori Yokoo, Japan, 1964, video, 7 min.
Kiss Kiss Kiss
Dir. Tadanori Yokoo, Japan, 1964, video, 3 min.
Kachi Kachi Yama
Dir. Tadanoori Yokoo, Japan, 1965, video, 8 min.
Andy Warhol Re-Reproduction
Dir. Toshio Matsumoto, Japan, 1974, video, 23 min.
Pop: On Screen and Around the World is guest curated by Ed Halter and organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with International House Philadelphia on the occasion of the exhibition International Pop on view at the Museum February 24 - May 15, 2016. For more information on the exhibition, including a list of generous donors, please visit philamuseum.org.