The Serpentine Gallery commissioned Tomoko Takahashi to make a new work that would be presented throughout the galleries.
For her first major exhibition in the UK since she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, the Serpentine commissioned Takahashi to make a new work that would be presented throughout its galleries. The new installation focused on Takahashi’s fascination with games and their rules, and incorporated a variety of surprising materials, including electronic moving and sound elements. Toys and games featured throughout, from snooker tables, footballs and skittles to dice, playing cards and model dinosaurs, along with thousands of other objects and domestic equipment Takahashi had collected. Members of the public were invited to take away parts of the work when Takahashi dismantled her exhibition during a closing event at the gallery.