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"Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai (Concrete Art Association)"
2003-10-20 until 2003-11-15
Gallery ART U
In the middle of the 50's, young artists who gathered around their leader Jiro Yoshihara, embarked on thier adventure to create an art that had never existed before. From Kazuo Shiraga's "foot" paintngs, Saburo Murakami's performance of tearing shoji paper on sliding doors to Atsuko Tanaka's dresses covered with millions of flashing light bulbs, thier provocative experiments have become legends today and still keep attracting people who see their works for the first time many years after the group was dissolved.
In this exhibition, the focus is on the activities of the "Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai" (Concrete Art Association) which was one of the most important events in the art world in the post-war Japan, by showing paintings by Kazuo Shiraga, Sadamasa Mononata , Atsuko Tanaka, Jiro Yoshihara and thier contemporary Japanese Informel artist, Hisao Domoto.
Gallery ART U maintains a Gallery Portfolio at absolutearts.com. More work at the gallery can be viewed at galleries.absolutearts.com/artu.
Oil on canvas