The influences on and of Tetsumi Kudo

Dec 25, 2013

The influences on and of Tetsumi Kudo

by Matthew Larking

“Collection 3 — Works Related to Your Portrait: A Tetsumi Kudo Retrospective: From Anti-art of the 1960s to Art of the Present Day” is a contextual exhibition accompanying the superb “Tetsumi Kudo Retrospective” at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. It brings together foreign ...

Japan's Gutai artists celebrated like never before

Jun 9, 2013

Japan's Gutai artists celebrated like never before

by Bronwyn Mahoney

“Do what no one has done before,” was the rallying cry that Jiro Yoshihara, founder of the postwar Japanese art group the Gutai Art Association, demanded of his fellow members. A work by one of the group’s important painters, Kazuo Shiraga, fulfilled the edict ...

In New York, the Guggenheim goes Gutai

Feb 28, 2013

In New York, the Guggenheim goes Gutai

By now, the looks, character and history of Gutai, the post-World War II Japanese art movement born in 1954 in Ashiya, between Osaka and Kobe, are familiar to regular viewers of modern-art exhibitions in Japan. Last summer’s “Gutai: The Spirit of an Era,” a ...