A Primal Spirit : Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptors

Fox, Howard N. and Ebizuka, Koichi and Endo, Toshikatsu and Fujii, Chuichi and Kawamata, Tadashi and Kenmochi, Kazuo and Kuniyasu, Takamasa and Tokushige, Emiko and Toya, Shigeo and Tsuchiya, Kimio and Wakabayashi, Isamu and Hara, Toshio. A Primal Spirit : Ten Contemporary Japanese Sculptors. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990.

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Abstract (English)

Fox questions the concept of Japanese art as a colonial variant of western styles. Rather, he suggests that these sculptures, which are elemental in material and direct in execution, evolve out of Japanese traditions, such as Zen Buddhism and Shinto, which consider humanity as part of nature. Includes artists' statements and biographical notes. Circa 700 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Fox, Howard N. (Curator); Fox, Howard N. (Author); Mitsuyama, Kiyoko (Compiler); Ebizuka, Koichi (Artist); Ebizuka, Koichi (Author); Endo, Toshikatsu (Artist); Endo, Toshikatsu (Author); Fujii, Chuichi (Artist); Fujii, Chuichi (Author); Kawamata, Tadashi (Artist); Kawamata, Tadashi (Author); Kenmochi, Kazuo (Artist); Kenmochi, Kazuo (Author); Kuniyasu, Takamasa (Artist); Kuniyasu, Takamasa (Author); Tokushige, Emiko (Artist); Tokushige, Emiko (Author); Toya, Shigeo (Artist); Toya, Shigeo (Author); Tsuchiya, Kimio (Artist); Tsuchiya, Kimio (Author); Wakabayashi, Isamu (Artist); Wakabayashi, Isamu (Author); Greer, Judith Connor (Interviewer); Hara, Toshio (Author); Powell, Earl A. III (Prefacer)
Dossier: 600 - JAPON / JAPAN
Collation: 144 p. : 97 ill. (87 col.) ; 26 x 23 cm
ISBN: 0810924676
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artists: Ebizuka, Koichi; Endo, Toshikatsu; Fujii, Chuichi; Kawamata, Tadashi; Kenmochi, Kazuo; Kuniyasu, Takamasa; Tokushige, Emiko; Toya, Shigeo; Tsuchiya, Kimio; Wakabayashi, Isamu
Critics / Curators / Historians: Fox, Howard N.
Event Statement: Exhibition organized by the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. - Itinerary: 10 Mar. - 15 Apr. 1990, Hara Museum ARC, Gumma Prefecture (Tokyo) ; 17 June - 26 Aug. 1990, Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; 25 Oct. 1990 - 1 Jan. 1991, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago ; 17 Feb. - 28 Apr. 1991, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth ; 28 June - 22 Sept. 1991, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).
Keywords: JAPAN
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 1991
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:34
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/3095
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