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Worldwide Kazuo Shiraga

Amagasaki Cultural Center


Kazuo Shiraga
Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008) was an abstract painter associated with the city of Amagasaki. In 1955, he joined the avant-garde art group "Gutai Art Association" (Gutai) and remained one of its core members until its dissolution in 1972. Shiraga participated in numerous international art festivals and Gutai exhibitions in the U.S., Italy, the Netherlands, France, and other cities, attracting attention along with other Gutai members.

In 1957, the French critic Michel Tapie visited Osaka and had an exchange with Shiraga, which led to a contract to send Shiraga's work to Europe the following year. Since then, much of his work has crossed the seas and some of which is now in the collections of museums in Japan and abroad.

This exhibition will display one of his representative works from the "Suikoden Goketsu Series", as well as show the distribution of his work in museums in Japan and abroad. In addition, the exhibition also looks back on the exhibitions of the time and the relationship between the work and traditional Japanese culture through photographs and other materials.

Venue: Kazuo Shiraga Memorial Room

The curator in charge of the exhibition will give an explanation of the exhibited works.
Date: December 17, January 28, and February 25, 2023 (tentative), 14:00- (about 30 minutes) each day
Capacity: 10 persons per day
Registration: Not required 
Admission: Free (a same-day ticket to the Kazuo Shiraga Memorial Room is required)


Oct 22 (Sat) 2022-Mar 26 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Closed on December 29 to January 3 and March 22.
Open on March 22.
FeeAdults ¥200; Seniors 65 & Over, University and High School Students ¥100; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueAmagasaki Cultural Center
Location2-7-16 Showadori, Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo 660-0881
Access5 minute walk from the North exit of Amagasaki Station on the Hanshin line.
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