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Gutai : splendid playground

Author: Ming Tiampo; Alexandra Munroe
Publisher: New York, New York : Guggenheim, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Gutai Art Association was founded by Yoshihara Jiro in 1954 in the cosmopolite town of Ashiya, near Osaka. The group spanned two generations, totaling 59 artists and is one of the most radical movements in postwar Japanese art history. Published in conjunction with the first United States museum retrospective ever devoted to Gutai, exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, "Gutai: Splendid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ming Tiampo; Alexandra Munroe
ISBN: 0892074892 9780892074891
OCLC Number: 822894694
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground Organized by MIng Tiampo and Alexandra Munroe ; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York February 15-May 8, 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Gutai art manifesto / Yoshihara Jirō --
All the landscapes : Gutai's world / Alexandra Munroe --
Please draw freely / Ming Tiampo --
Plates / Ming Tiampo and Alexandra Munroe. Play : an unihibited act ; Network : to introduce our works to the world ; Concept : can a piece of cloth be a work of art? ; The concrete : the scream of matter itself ; Performance painting : pictures with time and space ; environment : Gutai art for the space age --
New perspectives on Gutai. Prewar Kansai cosmopolitanism and postwar Gutai / Hirai Shōichi ; An experiment in collectivism : Gutai's prewar origin and postwar evolution / Reiko Tomii ; Abstract space in concrete terms : reconsidering Gutai painting / Katō Mizuho ; Limitless world : Gutai's reinvention in environment art and intermedia / Midori Yoshimoto ; Communication malfunction : happenings and Gutai / Judith Rodenbeck ; Gutai and Brazilian concrete art / Pedro Erber --
Artists' writings / compiled and translated by Reiko Tomii ; with Ming Tiampo and Alexandra Munroe --
Chonology / complied by Hirai Shōichi ; Gutai artists, 1954-72 --
Artist biographies / compiled by Nakajima Izumi.
Responsibility: Ming Tiampo ; Alexandra Munroe.

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Published in conjunction with the first United States museum retrospective ever devoted to Gutai, exhibited at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, this book surveys the influential  Read more...

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