‘Isamu Wakabayashi: Flying Leaves and Oscillation’



Staff Writer

Jan. 9-Feb. 28

Sculptor Isamu Wakabayashi (1936-2003), who has represented Japan twice at the Venice Biennale, is best known for his metalwork. After his early pieces, however, he moved on to also work with other materials, including stone, wood, cement, iron and sulfur. He also left behind numerous experiments and drawings, prints, objects and books, which he used to inspire his finished works.

The Fuchu Art Museum — which has its own site-specific Wakabayashi piece, “Daisy Underground,” a 3-meter tall sculpture that is buried below ground to be used as a drain — is holding this show of the artist’s works as its first exhibition of the year.

Fuchu Art Museum; 1-3 Sengen-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo. Higashi Fuchu Stn. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. ¥700. Closed Mon. 042-336-3371; www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art