嶋田美子キュレーションCurated by Yoshiko ShimadaCurated by Yoshiko Shimada
展示風景:「ニルヴァーナからカタストロフィーへ ― 松澤宥と虚空間のコミューン」オオタファインアーツ、東京 Installation View: "From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’" Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
大好評開催中!今週土曜日(4/22)まで。
お見逃しなく!


オオタファインアーツでは、嶋田美子のキュレーションのもと「日本概念派の始祖」として知られる松澤宥(1922~2006年)の活動を紹介する資料展「ニルヴァーナからカタストロフィーへ ― 松澤宥と虚空間のコミューン」を開催中です。
本展では松澤が最も精力的に活動した1969~73年に時代を絞り、その中でも日本における概念芸術の国際展の嚆矢である「ニルヴァーナ」展(1970年)を中心とし、その前後における松澤の思考および「フリー・コミューン」の形成を9つの資料集合体を年代順に追ってたどっていきます。
松澤の多岐にわたる芸術的実験とその変遷に関する総括的な検証はいまだなされていません。今回展示するものも松澤邸に現存する膨大な資料のごく一部にすぎませんが、その中には1960~70年代当時に第一線で活躍した日本および海外の作家が松澤の要請に応じて送ったメールアートの数々も含まれます。メールアート・プロジェクトが行われた当時以降、ほとんど公開されることのなかった大変貴重な資料をご覧いただける機会です。ぜひお見逃しなくご覧ください!
LAST WEEK! Until Saturday, 22 April.
Don't miss it!


Ota Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922-2006), known as the founder of Japanese Conceptualism. Titled From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his 'Commune in Imaginary Space' and curated by Yoshiko Shimada, this exhibition focuses on the period 1969 - 1973, which has been the most active years of Matsuzawa's activities. Reflecting on the exhibition Nirvana (1970), which has been the pioneer of international exhibitions on Conceptualism in Japan. This exhibition traces the formation of Matsuzawa's thoughts and his idea of 'free commune' in a chronological order through nine document and material bodies. Detailed examination of Matsuzawa's lifework into diverse experimental artistic activities has not been carried out yet. Although the materials displayed in this show is only a small part of the extensive resource, it includes selected works from a mail art project, composed of correspondences between Matsuzawa and other Japanese and oversea artists who have been the most active through the 60s and 70s. These materials have rarely been opened to the public since its conception, and this exhibition is a great opportunity to peek into Matsuzawa's art and his era.

[Yutaka Matsuzawa]
Born in Shimosuwa, Nagano prefecture on February 2, 1922, Matsuzawa studied architecture at Waseda University, but turned to poetry and then to visual art. One of his paintings was accepted to Bijutsu Bunka Kyokai (Association of Art and Culture) in 1952. From 1955, he lived in the US for 2 years as a Fulbright scholar. On June 1st 1964, he received a revelation to 'eradicate objects' and decided to create language-based conceptual art. He exhibited and performed extensively both in Japan and abroad on the theme of 'the disappearance of human beings'. He also organized group exhibitions and mail art projects such as 'Nirvana' (Kyoto City Art Museum, 1970) and 'World Uprising' (1971-74). He taught at Bigakko in Tokyo from 1971 to 81. He was invited to the Venice Binennale in1976 and the Sao Paolo Biennale in 1977. In 1988, Matsuzawa began creating works based on 'quantum art theory'. He died in 2006 in Shimosuwa, where he had been based all his life.

展覧会詳細Exhibition Information

会期 : 2017年4月22日(土)まで
開廊時間 : 11:00-19:00
Title : [From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his \'Commune in Imaginary Space\']

Exhibition Period : Fri, 3 March - Sat. 22 April, 2017
11:00-19:00 *closed on Mon., Sun., Holidays

Venue : OTA FINE ARTS

出展作家Artists