Kishio Suga Airflow


SUGA Kishio Solo Exhibition "Airflow"
2006/2/18(sat) - 3/11(sat)

SUGA Kishio Solo Exhibition "Airflow"
Saturday 18th February - Saturday 11th March 2006 Being held simultaneously at the Tomio Koyama Gallery

"Activation" - Saturday 18th February 16:00
Opening Party:
Saturday 18th February 2006, 17:00 - 19:00
*Both the opening party and the performance will be held at the Tomio Koyama Gallery. As the exhibition will consist of a new installation work, photos of it will become available once the exhibition has started.

We are holding a solo exhibition of new work by Suga Kishio, who following his entry into the limelight as a Mono-ha artist in the 1970s, continues to make works addressing the themes of "Things and Space."
Suga makes his works using commonplace materials such as timber and metal to give shape to a single space. What Suga will create within Tokyo Gallery's stark white space will give life to the air which is otherwise trapped within four walls, forming a single, unified work.
This exhibition is centred on a large installation work, 5.5 metres long. We hope you will come to see Kishio Suga's new works, being shown simultaneously with the Tomio Koyama Gallery.

[ SUGA Kishio ]

Born in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture in 1944. Graduated from Tama Art University's Painting Department in 1968. From 1970 ? 1980, along with LEE Ufan, KOSHIMIZU Susumu, and SEKINE Nobuo, he was part of Japan's most important contemporary art group "Mono-ha." Following the break-up of Mono-ha

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1977 Galeria Akumulatory, Poland.
1982 Installation, Baudoin Lubon, Paris.
1988 Shiko no Shui, Of Gallery, West Berlin, Germany.
1997 Suga Kishio, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art; Itami City Museum of Art; Kanagawa Prefecture People's Gallery; Chiba City Museum of Art.
1976, 77, 81, 83, 84, 87, 92, 95, 96, 98, 2000, 2002, 2004 Solo Exhibitions at Tokyo Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1970 A cross-section of contemporary art, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Trends in Contemporary Art, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art.
1972 1st Contemporary Japanese Graphics Exhibition, ICA, London
1973 8th Paris Youth Biennale, Paris National Museum of Modern Art and Paris Municipal Museum of Art.
1974 Modern Japanese Art ? Japan: Modernity ? Tradition, Dusseldorf Municipal Art Museum.
1977 38th Venice Biennale.
1981 16th Sao Paolo Biennale, Parque Ibirapuera.
1982 4th Sydney Biennale 1982, Sydney Art Museum.
1986 Japanese Contemporary Art, Taipei Municipal Museum, Avant-Garde Art of Japan 1910 ? 1970, Pompidou Centre, Paris.
1988 Mono-ha, University of Rome's Experimental Art Museum.
1989 Japanese Ways, Western Means, Brisbane, Australia.
Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition, Middelheim Outdoor Sculpture Museum, Antwerp.
1992 1970s Japanese Avant-Garde, Bologna Municipal Art Museum.
1994 The Realm of Materials, Crafts Museum at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; 8th India Triennale, Delhi.
1995 Matter and Perception: Mono-ha and the search for fundamentals, Gifu Prefectural Art Museum; Hiroshima City Museum of Art; Kitakyushu Municipal Art Museum; Saitama Prefetural Art Museum; Saint Etienne Municipal Art Museum, France
2005 Reconsidering Mono-ha, Osaka National Museum of Art

Kishio Suga

Kishio Suga was born in 1944, Iwate prefecture, Japan. Suga graduated from the Painting Department of Tama Art University in 1968. From the late 1960s onwards, he has been active as one of the central figures of Mono-ha, a sculptural and installation based art movement that emerged in the late 1960s. Through his practice of assembling natural, industrial or found materials into a room size installation piece, he intends to examine the relation between objects, space, and human perception in tandem to the surrounding environment. Suga’s solo exhibitions have been organized by numerous museums in Japan including Kishio Suga Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997; Stance, Yokohama City Museum, 1999; Uncertain Void: Installation by Kishio Suga, Iwate Museum of Art, 2005. His most recent solo show Situated Latency was held at the Contemporary Art Museum, Tokyo in 2015.

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