Experimental Workshop: Japan 1951-1958

Experimental Workshop: Japan 1951-1958
Library Shelf Location 04.EXPE
Publication Date 2009
Description This exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition in Europe to showcase the work of a group of Japanese artists known as “Experimental Workshop”. Formed in the later 1940s the group’s uniting principle was that artistic expression and its results are as important to art as scientific experimentation is to science. The group included painters, sculptors, poets, composers, photographers, filmmakers, theatrical producers in a fusion of disciplines. Their techniques concerned the use of many media with direct influence from the early 20th century Russian Avant Garde. The Experimental Workshop provides a fascinating insight into the development of Abstract art forms in the West. Whilst working independently their material had an obvious affinity with the avant garde dance movements and constructivist art ideals of the West. This exhibition is the first of its kind in the West. On display are paintings, mobile sculptures, photographs, slide projections, music and reference material from the group’s many performances and exhibitions throughout the 1950s. Artists displayed include: Hideko Fukushima, Shozo Kitadai, Kioji Otsuji, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi.
ISBN 978190462135X
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Authors Jasia Reichardt, Shuzo Takiguchi
Formats Paperback, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Related Artists Hideko Fukushima, Shozo Kitadai, Kioji Otsuji, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi
Categories Art Styles and Movements, Audio/Sound Art/Music, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keyword Avant-garde
Artist's Nationality Japanese
Language English

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