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#2 Japanese contemporary art history Who is the next GUTAI?

投稿日:2020-03-29 更新日:

2.Internationalists / Tatsuo Miyajima, Atsushi Kawahara, Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadashi Kawamata

source https://www.scaithebathhouse.com/ja/artists/tatsuo_miyajima/?mode=selected


I introduce the history of Japanese art after the war in six groups of five.

First of all, there are many wonderful artists in Japan.

This time it may be full of dogmatic and prejudice by individual artists. I would like to give people inside and outside Japan a systematic explanation of Japanese contemporary art history in an easy-to-understand manner, so that I can convey the background of the cultural society that Japanese artist have followed since after the war.

Table of contents

1. GUTAI  : Specific method

Akira Kanayama, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Sadamasa Motonaga, Jiro Yoshihara


Tatsuo Miyajima,On Kawara, Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadashi Kawamata

3.Super flat

Izumi Kato, Hideaki Kawashima, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito

4. Showa 40 Meeting, advertising media

Tomoko Konoike, Makoto Aida, Shinro Ohtake, Yuichi Higashionna, Masato Kobayashi

5. Studio SHOKUDO, New York group

Yoshihiro Suda, Izuru Kasahara, Kento Koganezawa, Tatsuo Majima, Shimon Minamikawa

6. Nagoya dot, European group

Futo Akiyoshi, Go Watanabe, Michio Tokushige, Satoru Aoyama, Hideki Iinuma

Overall Summary

In particular, the artist introductions in the parts 5 and 6  that I personally became friends with. Some have forcibly selected five members in personal. There may be unnatural points, such as a person who is different from the original member joining the group members.

The point to summarize was to select artists who continued to create works with solid and originality.

This is because the contemporary art scene in Japan is thriving on conceptual discourses, relational arts,  social justice and anti-socialism, and there is not much respect for art that confronts works in the atelier.

Japanese contemporary art history #2


Tatsuo Miyajima

source https://www.scaithebathhouse.com/ja/artists/tatsuo_miyajima/?mode=selected

He says that flashing counters with digital signage represent human life and death. He is an artist who brings digital appliances to the art world and works wonderfully. Large-scale public art and site-specific exhibitions are light that counts red in the dark, and says that each one represents human life. Even though the material is digital, the themes is Zen and the spiritual world. He deals due to the gap in between.

On Kawara

Source https://partner-web.jp/article/?id=67

It is no exaggeration to say that the style of not appearing his real face started with him. With the act of writing only dates, date painting, the opposite of painting was an attempt to compete directly with the traditions of art history. And sending postcards by himselves from various places around the world became a work in itself. He is an artist who integrates the unique concept with the history of painting.

Yayoi Kusama,

Source https://www.harpersbazaar.com/jp/celebrity/celebrity-buzz/g30236370/words-to-live-by-yayoi-kusama-lift2-191231-crfb/?slide=6

Japanese artists who moved to New York in the 1960s sought hunger for hippie culture and psychedelic peace during the war. It is her work that blends wonderfully in the painting. In the world’s art center which moved to the United States, where she deepened her friendship with contemporary artists and built a solid position based on the artist’s reputation.

Hiroshi Sugimoto,

Source https://discoverjapan-web.com/article/14218

He moved to the west coast of the United States who went to after the war. His work spreads the unique worldview of Japan, such as Buddhism and Zen,throughout the United States along with a large hippie movement. His work,which expresses space and time by long exposure of photographsHe is an artist who traps the time that can not be captured in one photo. In recent years, he has been working on architecture with various materials, and has deepened his own work world by reinterpreting antique objet.

Tadashi Kawamata

Source https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/exhibitions/12/

It is no exaggeration to say that this is a pioneer in art events around the world centered on France. His work has been based on a new way of thinking, in which citizens and volunteers work together to create works through collaborative work. In addition, his work includes reliefs made of cardboard, such as models,and he constantly asks how his work is positioned in society.

Part 2 summary

Artists who have moved from the art world with a sense of obstruction in Japan after the war and have found their way abroad. Now respected for their importance in the world. A new attempt by Japanese artists has become a movement for art events, and a strong message of peace that has dispelled the negative identities of defeated Japan has been blown away from the individual artist.

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Izumi Kato, Hideaki Kawashima, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito

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