KISHIO SUGA: SITUATIONS
Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Kishio Suga Situations at Pirelli HangarBicocca (30 September 2016 – 29 January 2017) curated by Yuko Hasegawa and Vicente Todolí.
“Situations” is the first European retrospective dedicated to Kishio Suga (b. 1944 in Morioka, Japan). For the first time in the career of this pivotal figure in contemporary Japanese art, over twenty of his installations, dating from 1969 to the present, are shown together in the Navate space. Kishio Suga was among the prime movers of Mono-ha, an artistic group born in the late 1960s. He began showing his work at a time of great cultural ferment in Japan and international experimentation, marked by movements like Postminimalism and Land Art in the United States and Arte Povera in Italy. In 1978, Suga was chosen to represent his Country at the Venice Biennale, introducing the West to an artistic language in which the investigation of materials and space is rooted in a deep affinity to nature and the environment.
Hardcover; 304 pages
Milan: Mousse Publishing; Milan: Pirelli HangarBicocca, 2017
10.6 x 8.5 x 1 inches
Weight: 2.1 lbs.