Jiro Takamatsu and Three Exhibitions in 1970

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Lecture by Yohko Watanabe in the Institute's seminar room, starting at 6pm

In 1970 Jiro Takamatsu participated in three important exhibitions: Asia’s first world fair, Expo ’70, Osaka (March), 10 Tokyo Biennale ‘70: Between Man and Matter (May), and August 1970: Aspects of New Japanese Art, held at Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in August, which included many Mono-ha (literally, ‘School of Things’) artists.

His participation demonstrates his unique place in the Japanese art world at that time, given that these three exhibitions were very different, and in part conflicted with each other. Takamatsu was on the one hand an established artist regarded on a national level, and on the other a challenging one whose work could also be exhibited with the work of a younger generation. Moreover the Tokyo Biennale provided him with an international context where he displayed his first pieces of the series Oneness

This lecture by Prof. Yohko Watanabe (Keio University Art Centre) examines this fascinating and significant year in Takamatsu's personal life, looking at the artist's exhibition history and achievements of nearly fifty years ago. With a response by Dr Joy Sleeman (Slade School of Fine Art).

This event is free of charge and open to all, but booking is advised. For more information please contact Adam Townend, our Research Programme Assistant, or book a place using the form below.


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