Atsuko Tanaka "The Art of Connecting"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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This will be the first major Tokyo retrospective exhibition of the work of Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005), who has recently attracted increased attention for the role she played as one of the foremost female members of the postwar avant-garde artist group, the Gutai Art Association. Exhibits will include ‘Work (Bell)’ (1955), in which sound races around the exhibition space, the ‘Electric Dress’ (1956) that she wore for several performances, and numerous paintings, collages and video records, presenting an overview of the pioneering activities of this artist who combined performance with the plastic arts over a period of fifty years.

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[Image: Atsuko Tanaka, "Electric Dress" (1956, recreated in 1986) courtesy of Takamatsu City Museum of Art]


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From 2012-02-04 To 2012-05-06
Open on April 30th, closed on May 1st


Atsuko Tanaka



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