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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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Takesada Matsutani

b. 1937, Japan

Born in Osaka, Japan, 1937

Lives and works in Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan

Featured Artworks

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Work-E. Two Circles by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniWork-E. Two Circles, 1966 Vinyl adhesive, acrylic and oil on canvas
183.5 x 133 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Plexiglas Box by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniPlexiglas Box, 1966 Vinyl adhesive, plexiglas
85 x 85 x 85 cm
Hauser & Wirth
In the Morning (Green) by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniIn the Morning (Green), 1970 Silkscreen on offset paper
57.5 x 43.8 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Cercle 08-9-10 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniCercle 08-9-10, 2008 Polyvinyl acetate adhesive, graphite pencil and Japanese paper on canvas
205 x 162 x 9 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Line for Circle by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniLine for Circle, 2018 Vinyl adhesive and string on canvas
100 x 81 x 6 cm
Hauser & Wirth
La Propagation-Pink-A by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniLa Propagation-Pink-A, 1970 Silkscreen on offset paper
56.8 x 78.1 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Propagation 100-S by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniPropagation 100-S, 1969 Silkscreen on offset paper
61 x 60.6 cm
Hauser & Wirth
La Propagation-K by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork Takesada MatsutaniLa Propagation-K, 1967 Etching, burin and aquatint on BFK paper
49.5 x 66 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
Contemporary art exhibition, Takesada Matsutani, drop in time at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
Closed
29 September 2018–1 January 2019 Takesada Matsutani drop in time Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

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DROP IN TIME TAKESADA MATSUTANI Related Press DROP IN TIME TAKESADA MATSUTANI ArtAsiaPacific : 1 February 2019

It is easy to drive past the clutch of buildings that are Hauser & Wirth's rural outpost in Somerset. They are inconspicuous alongside similar farmsteads concealed in an agrarian landscape of steep inclines, only glimpsed through rare gaps in overwhelming hedgerows that enclose the road. The gallery's manicured buildings were previously barns...

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I Didn’t Go Home: Takesada Matsutani Related Press I Didn’t Go Home: Takesada Matsutani Mousse Magazine : 1 February 2019

Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses influences, materials, and trajectories with Takesada Matsutani, a second-generation Gutai protagonist. Throughout his career, Matsutani has continuously developed his voice and discovered new potentials to express the inner subjective dimension. Spanning five decades, Matsutani's work continuously redefined the...

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Takesada Matsutani on Glue and Gutai Related Press Takesada Matsutani on Glue and Gutai Elephant : 15 August 2018

Takesada Matsutani has been firmly implanted in France after decades of expatriation, and yet retains a distinctly Japanese sensibility to his experimental, gestural practice and exploration of unusual materials across evocative, fleshy paintings, drawings and sculptures. He came to France for a scholarship and he stayed for love, not art, he tells...

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The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani Related Press The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani Apollo : 30 July 2016

'It's important to allow your early work to continue to influence you,' says Takesada Matsutani (b. 1937), pointing to the paintings, drawings, and writings on the floors, pillars, and walls of his crammed studio, a former cabinet-maker's atelier in Paris's 11th arrondissement. Every surface of the artist's studio is covered in papers, electric...

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Takesada Matsutani: drop in time Related Video & Audio Takesada Matsutani: drop in time Hauser & Wirth : 13 September 2018

In his Paris studio, Japanese-born artist Takesada Matsutani talks about how he came to join the Gutai Art Association in 1963, moved to Paris in 1966, and how vinyl adhesive glue and graphite have sustained a practice 'streaming into infinity'.Coming of age in postwar Japan, artist Takesada Matsutani found himself longing 'to make something...

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Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 1 Jul – 3 Sep 2017 Related Video & Audio Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 1 Jul – 3 Sep 2017 Hauser & Wirth : 17 August 2018

Takesada Matsutani talks about his life and work on the occasion of his first Los Angeles solo exhibition on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles from 1 July through 3 September 201

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