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In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Chiyu Uemae

b. 1920, Japan

Chiyu Uemae was born in Kyoto in 1920. After studying the Southern School of Chinese painting by himself, Uemae shifted to oil painting and became an apprentice to Jutaro Kuroda. Shortly after, however, he began experimenting with abstract painting. Uemae began studying under Jiro Yoshihara in 1953 and became involved in the founding of the Gutai Art Association in 1954. He showed his work at the first Gutai exhibition and every subsequent exhibition thereafter, remaining with the group until its dissolution. His distinctive oil paintings, which consist of multilayered material diligently built up from long pointillist patterns, brim with a gentle warmth that feels both profound and slight. In addition to paintings, Uemae also made "stitched" works inspired by his experience working as an apprentice at a dyed fabrics store during this youth, as well as sculptures made out of thread, wood and sawdust. His sculptural practice was also influenced by his memories of having seen smelting furnaces and construction sites at the metal casting factory where he worked as a crane driver to make a living. In 1999, the Osaka Contemporary Art Center held a solo exhibition of his work, while the Fukuoka Art Museum held "Chiyu Uemae and the Gutai Art Association" in 2005. His works are currently in the collections of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the Les Abattoirs museum of modern and contemporary art in Toulouse, France, and the Pompidou Center in Paris.
NY Times mentioned about Chiyu Uemae
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/arts/design/the-armory-show-at-piers-92-and-94.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Featured Artworks

Untitled by Chiyu Uemae contemporary artwork
Chiyu UemaeUntitled, 1966 Oil on canvas
72.9 x 60.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Work by Chiyu Uemae contemporary artwork
Chiyu UemaeWork, 1967 Oil on canvas
40.9 x 31.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Chiyu Uemae contemporary artwork
Chiyu UemaeUntitled, 1963 Oil and paint tube caps on canvas
117.5 x 90.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gutai at Hauser & Wirth, New York
Closed
1 November–22 December 2018 Group Exhibition Gutai Hauser & Wirth, 69th Street, New York

In Related Press

Japanese Gutai in the 1950s: Fast and Fearless Related Press Japanese Gutai in the 1950s: Fast and Fearless The New York Times : 14 June 2018

In the 1950s, the artists of the newly formed Gutai group of Japan worked fast and fearlessly, changing styles and mediums at will, staying abreast of the latest postwar developments abroad. The mood of this band of innovators was eclectic — and electric — as demonstrated by "Gutai: 1953-1959," an ambitious show at Fergus...

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