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Atsuo Yamamoto - Ming Tiampo - Florence de Mèredieu
Gutai is an important movement of the Japanese avant-garde founded by
Yoshihara Jiro in 1954 near Osaka (in the Kansai area). Introduced to
Europe (in particular to France) by Michel Tapié, its influence
on North American Art (Automatism, Lyric abstraction, Pollock's Action
Painting, Rauschenberg's, Combine Paintings and performances) as well
as on Arte Povera was considerable and remains insufficiently analysed.
This book will adress three fundamental issues : the importance given
to the performance and to the stage, the determining influence of Japanese
traditionnal Matsuri festivals on the movement, and finally, the context
in wich it developed after the war ended in 1945.
The ascendance of matter, both natural and artificial. The role of the
body. Pictorial gesturality. Happengins. Performance. Site specific works.
Gutai invented all of these, and prefigure them all. Today, we remain
spellbound before such invention, freshness, and vitality.
ISBN N° 978-2-907784-14-6
96 pages - 230 x 300 mm
Text French/english - 85 illustrations
Price : 25,69 euros