Yukio Fujimoto “Broom (Coal) / Tokyo”


poster for Yukio Fujimoto “Broom (Coal) / Tokyo”

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Fujimoto, who studied electronic music in the 1970s, quickly distanced himself from traditional musical venues such as the stage and studio. Instead, he set out to reevaluate sound and language based on contemporary art principles that had been developed by Marcel Duchamp and John Cage.

Another distinctive feature of Fujimoto’s practice is the interactive nature of his work. Broom (Coal), the centerpiece of this exhibition, will only be completed when visitors begin participating by listening to the sounds that they produce as they walk like a phonograph needle on top of a “record” made out of coal that covers the floor of the gallery. This marks the Japanese premiere of the Broom installation, which was previously exhibited in Perth and Dortmund.

A video presentation and talk show are also scheduled for the opening day of the exhibition. Through the video (edited by the artist), Fujimoto will at last be able to express his gratitude to the Gutai artist Saburo Murakami for legitimizing “sound” art with his so-called “paper breakthroughs.” Viewers will have a special opportunity to witness Fujimoto’s deeply compelling way of analyzing art.

[Related Event]
Video Talk “Entrance, Passage, Exit - Saburo Murakami’s Paper Breakthoughs
Feb 6(Sat)15:00-



from February 06, 2016 to March 06, 2016
Opening Hours: 12:00-18:00

Opening Reception on 2016-02-06 from 16:00 to 18:00


Yukio Fujimoto



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