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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Takashi Murakami on Collecting, Contracts, and Teamwork Ocula Conversation
In Collaboration with Tai Kwun Contemporary
Takashi Murakami on Collecting, Contracts, and Teamwork

For three months from 1 June to 1 September 2019, Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong showcases MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a major survey exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Curated by Tobias Berger, head of art at Tai Kwun, and Gunnar B Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, the exhibition spans the three floors of Tai Kwun's...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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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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Cercle 96-6-2 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniCercle 96-6-2, 1996 Polyvinyl acetate adhesive, graphite pencil on canvas mounted on board
Hauser & Wirth
Blown up-15 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniBlown up-15, 2015 Graphite pencil and acrylic on canvas and ball
213 x 500 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Triangle-18 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniTriangle-18, 2018 Vinyl adhesive, graphite pencil on canvas mounted on plywood
185 x 6 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniUntitled, 2018 Ink, graphite pencil on canvas mounted on plywood
128 x 118 x 5 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Work 62-5 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniWork 62-5, 1962 Vinyl adhesive and mixed media on canvas
33.4 x 24 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Paravent by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniParavent, 1987 Graphite and turpentine on paper
164 x 490 cm
Hauser & Wirth
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

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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In Related Press

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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In Video & Audio

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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