Shinro Ohtake "Zen-Kei"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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The first major retrospective exhibition ever devoted to painter Shinro Ohtake, an artist who has continually evolved and remained a creative force at the forefront of contemporary art. Occupying the entire temporary exhibitions floor at one of Japan’s largest art museums, the exhibition will present the full scope (“Zen-Kei”) of this artist’s work―a solo exhibition of unprecedented scale for an artist currently active in Japan.

Since bursting onto the scene as the standard-bearer for “new painting” in Japan in the early 1980s, Shinro Ohtake has painted ceaselessly, taking everything in front of him in the world as his subject matter, and producing a body of works nearly unequaled in quality and volume. An artist remarkable in the breadth of his activities, he has as well as painting worked in almost every other medium as the impulse strikes him―three-dimensional art, photography, books, printed matter, and sound. His influence as an artist extends to a spectrum of genres beyond the world of art, including photography, design, literature, and music, and touches people of all generations.

Yet, for all this, there has never been an available venue adequate for displaying such an immense volume and rich diversity of works, many aspects of his oeuvre still remain shrouded in mystery. This exhibition represents a rare opportunity to introduce the entire range of Shinro Ohtake‘s work through over 2,000 select pieces, from his childhood sketches to powerful new works he has created for this exhibition― including the first-ever public display of all the scrapbooks he has made for private enjoyment during the past 30 years.



From 2006-10-14 To 2006-12-24


Shinro Ohtake



Michael Balderi tablog review

Shinro Ohtake "Zen-Kei 1955-2006"

Some of the most insightful career overviews—as the conventionally trained museumgoer might agree—are designed around a classic ‘hinge.’

oevergaard: (2006-11-22 at 23:11)

It is so immensely comprehensive and mindblasting it has alredy changed my life! Go!

frf_momo36: (2006-11-30 at 22:11)


shilshil: (2006-12-05 at 10:12)


fivesenses: (2006-12-09 at 20:12)

voidchicken: (2006-12-11 at 14:12)

journeyman: (2006-12-24 at 23:12)

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