Exciting news for culture vultures! Between 29 October 2020 to 11 February 2021, Hauser & Wirth is presenting Gutai artist Takesada Matsutani’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Organised in partnership with Olivier Renaud-Clément, this exhibition includes new mixed-media paintings, works on paper, assemblages, and a large-scale site-specific installation from the internationally-renowned artist’s archive.
For six decades, the Osaka-born, Paris-based artist Takesada Matsutani has developed a unique visual language of form and materials. From the early 1960s until the 1970s, Matsutani was a key member of the Gutai Art Association, an influential, post-war Japanese art collective, experimenting heavily with vinyl glue, using fans and his own breath to manipulate the substance, creating bulbous and sensuous forms. Decades later, Matsutani continues to demonstrate the spirit of Gutai throughout his practice, conveying the reciprocity between pure gesture and raw material.
The artist’s unique visual language forms one of the most pioneering oeuvres to emerge from post-war Japan and is continually celebrated globally. His work is present in major public and private collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Long Museum in Shanghai.
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