Special Edition Of The First Gutai Exhibition, 1955
Staple-bound soft cover exhibition catalogue with some colored pages, some color but mostly black and white images throughout.
9 1/2h x 10w in
This highly scarce exhibition catalogue was produced in conjunction with the first Gutai exhibition which took place in Ohara Hall, Tokyo, Japan, in October 1955. This exhibition represented the first manifestation of Gutai and it displayed a wide-range of work created by a group of young artists and their founding leader Jiro Yoshihara.
In the spirit of avant-garde, Gutai Artists challenged the formats, materials, and boundaries of painting with innovative projects that explore space, time, and sound. The group gained international notoriety for the creation of new experimental art forms revolving around performance, painting, and interactive environments. These iconic large-scale multimedia environments, performances and theatrical events emphasized a highly unique relationship between body and matter.
Creasing and paper loss front and back covers, front cover has come loose from catalogue, creasing and creased corners throughout inside as well as random dirt smudges.