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Into the Unknown World - Gutai: Differentiation and Integration

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka


Norio Imai, Kumiko Imanaka, Chiyu Uemachi, Yozo Ukita, Kimiko Ohara, Minoru Onoda, Akira Kanayama, Seiko Kanno, Joji Kikunami, Shigeki Kitani, Masaya Sakamoto, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Fujiko Shiraga et al.
The Gutai Art Association (commonly known as Gutai) was formed in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture in 1954, before later establishing its base of operations in Osaka’s Nakanoshima district. Led by the painter Jiro Yoshihara (1905-1972), the collective’s artists, both male and female, set out to express themselves freely without being confined by existing precedents. While Gutai was a unified group, it was unique in that the artists made use of a host of different approaches. Presented in conjunction with the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka, this exhibition, dealing with the themes of differentiation and integration, examines the 18-year history of Gutai, which has at last attained international renown, and the artists’ individual practices from a wide range of perspectives.


Oct 22 (Sat) 2022-Jan 9 (Mon) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed on December 31 and January 1.
Open on January 2 and 9.
FeeAdults and Seniors 65 & Over ¥1400, University Students ¥1100, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueNakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
Location4-3-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0005
Access5 minute walk from exit 2 at Watanabebashi Station on the Keihan line, 10 minute walk from exit 4 at Higobashi Station on the Yotsubashi subway line, 10 minute walk from exit 2 at Shin-Fukushima Station on the JR Tozai line, 10 minute walk from exit 3 at Fukushima Station on the Hanshin line.
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