Sunday, 2 November 2008

Kishio Suga Exhibition

Date: 15 October - 7 November 2008
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP (Nearest tube: Baker Street)

Kishio Suga was born in 1944 in Morioka city, Japan. He graduated in painting from Tama Art University in 1968. For forty years, since his first solo show in 1968 to the present, Suga has participated in numerous exhibitions. Large-scale solo exhibitions among these have been ‘Uncertain Void: Installation by Suga Kishio’ at Iwate Museum of Art (2005), ‘Kishio Suga: Stance’ at Yokohama Museum of Art (1999), and a touring exhibition, ‘Kishio Suga Exhibition’, at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Itami City Museum of Art; Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery and Chiba City Museum of Art (1997). He has also been active internationally, participating in ‘Mono-ha – school of things’ at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and Newlyn Art Gallery (both 2001), a touring exhibition ‘Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky’ at Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Guggenheim Museum New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (1994), ‘Japon de Avant Gardes 1910-1970’ at Le Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986), and showing at The 38th Venice Biennale (1978), among many other exhibitions. Suga’s works will be part of the permanent collection of the Soko Gallery, which opens in August 2008 in Itamuro, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

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