K14Social Dive (International)

The Gift Project Tokyo 2021

Dafna Talmon

2021.08.04(Sat) - 08.17(Sun)
Matsuzakaya ueno Ground floor of the main building North Exit

●Free Admission
●The objects that you will bring are exchanged into gifts during 11:00 AM to 7:00PM. We hope you enjoy exhibition during 10:00AM to 11:00AM and 7:00PM to 8:00PM.
● If you bring objects that you never need, please submit them within a paper bag. For safety, the staff will open it to check the contents, so please bring it without wrapping each of them .

<Tokyo Biennale 2020 SOCIAL DIVE Artist-in-Residence Projects>

When I sent my proposal to the open call, “Social Dive”, I didn’t imagine how things would go. The expectation to come and work with local groups was great, the excitement swelled. Then, Global epidemic stopped us all. Consumerism is also an epidemic, but its symptoms are not visible. How do the two epidemics connect? Did the long stay at home this year also make you wonder – do we have too many things? Could we release some? give away? donate? And so maybe free up some space or room that could have been significant during the long stay at home in quarantine. It happened to alot of families here in Israel. And that’s what I’m talking about. I invite you to do the process with me, I mean it has been adapted to the new world – and will be half online and half real. Ensures a sense of release, spiced with humor while participating in my new work.
(Dafna Talmon)

UNWANTED OBJECTS in your house will be wrapped beautifully and change into GIFT through our installation during Tokyo Biennale. Hold your Unwanted gift in your hand and visit our venue please.
*If you provide your unwanted object and the letter before you come to venue, you can experience our installation.

Planning support: Kamoi Kakoshi Co,.Ltd.

(As of February 2021)

1: “Saying goodbye to my things, the Gift Project” 2018, Hayarkon 19 Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel), Photo by Dafna Talmon
2: “The Gift Project Tokyo 2021” Image sketch, Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 (Tokyo)
3: “The Gift Project” 2019, Haifa Museum (Haifa, Israel), Photo by Adi Ofer

Current Activities

[Call for Project Participants]


Dafna Talmon (Artist, Photographer, Geographer)

Born in 1972, Beer-Sheva, lsrael. Lives in Tel-Aviv, lsrael.
In my art I combine photography, installation, video, text and performance.
Hyperactively moving through space, I challenges forms and lifestyles. I examine relationships and separations, routines and rituals, escape, freedom, imprisonment and home.
I Graduate Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha. I hold a BA and MA in geography, specialising in Urban Planning, from Tel Aviv University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Photo by Adi Krauss



3-29-5 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo


・Direct access from “Ueno Hirokoji” Station on the Ginza Line.
・1 minute walk from “Ueno Okachimachi” Station on the Toei Oedo Line. (Connecting “Ueno Okachimachi” Station on the Ginza Line.)
・2 minutes walk from “Okachimachi” Station on the JR Keihintohoku Line, Yamanote Line.
・3 minutes walk from “Nakaokachimachi” Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
・7 minutes walk from “Keisei Ueno” Station on the Keisei Electric Railway.