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From Keridwen Cornelius
Glass object with gold nozzles at its surface against white background
Mika Tajima, Anima 14, 2021. Glass, cast bronze jacuzzi jet nozzles. 17 × 14 × 15 inches (43.2 × 35.6 × 38.1 cm). © Mika Tajima, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photo: Charles Benton.

In this New York Times article, Mika Tajima is featured as one of three artists discussing their relationship between their art and technology.

Throughout Tajima’s Frieze Week exhibition at the Hill Art Foundation, “Super Natural,” which opens May 3, gold foil trompe-l’oeil hot-tub jet nozzles shimmer like constellations on the walls. The configurations represent acupressure points on the body’s meridian lines, or energy passageways, according to traditional Chinese medicine. They also connect the dots between her artworks’ themes. As Tajima explained, these diagrams depict human bodies flowing with vital energy, but they are as disconnected from flesh and blood as our projected personalities on social media or the images we transmit through video calls. Read the full article here.

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