Artist Kishio Suga (b. 1944), a prominent member of the Japanese Mono-ha, has been exploring mono (things) and the "sites" that surround them using materials such as wood and stone since the late 1960s. In his sculptural installations he engages with the complex, constantly changing environment in an attempt to divine a universal structure. Highlighted in this compact survey on Suga's work are installation views from the exhibition at the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Japan and documentary photos from the 1980s to 2015. Essays by art critics, curators and scholars provide a multifaceted analysis of Suga's artworks, which in recent years, while gaining international recognition, have prompted new questions regarding their contemporary meaning. Written in Japanese with English translation.
Paperback; 232 pages
Shizuoka, Japan : Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum; NOHARA, 2015