Tatsuo Kawaguchi : Time Compass

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Tatsuo Kawaguchi : Time Compass

2019. April. 27 (Sat.)- May. 6(Mon.) / August 10(Sat.)- 18(Sun.) / October 12 (Sat), 13 (Sun), 14 (Mon), 19 (Sat), 20 (Sun), 26 (Sat), 27 (Sun), November 2 (Sat), 3 (Sun), 4(Mon)

Tatsuo Kawaguchi has been showing his works throughout the world since 1960s'. The theme of his work is "visible", "invisible", and their relationships. The exhibit will include his early drawings in 60s, sculptures sealing plants and other objects in led materials which have been made since 80s, and reconstruction of installation work "Relation—Farmer’s Work", which was once releaced at Echigo-Tsumari Art Trienniale 2012.
Date 2019. April. 27 (Sat.)- May. 6(Mon.) / August 10(Sat.)- 18(Sun.) / October 12 (Sat), 13 (Sun), 14 (Mon), 19 (Sat), 20 (Sun), 26 (Sat), 27 (Sun), November 2 (Sat), 3 (Sun), 4(Mon)
Hours 10:00 - 17:00 (Last Admission 16:30)
Admission fee adult 800 yen, primary and junior high students 400 yen. Passport for Art Field 2019 will give you one free entrance.
Reception 2019. July 27(Sat.) 11:00-13:00
Other events near by Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 2019 Spring, Summer, Autumn
Tatsuo Kawaguchi was born in Kobe-city in Hyogo prefecture in 1940 and graduating from Tama Art University in 1962, Kawaguchi has been one of the most prominent Japanese contemporary artists for over 50 years, and he is still on the front line. Using metals such as iron, copper and lead, or energy such as light and heat, and fossils and plants seeds, he has been creating conceptual artworks highlighting relations between materials and humans and time. Since his participation in the first Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in 2000, he has created artworks for Matsudai Nohbutai, one of the hub facilities built in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2003 as well as participating in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in 2012. All the artworks he has created for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale have carefully focused on the relations of local people to nature, life, past and future. This exhibition presents a comprehensive range of Kawaguchi’s artworks created throughout his long-lasting career spanning from artworks of his early years to later masterpieces. It also shows artworks which are essential to complete the story of Kawaguchi’s engagement with Echigo-Tsumari region, including the re-installation of Relation – Farmer’s Work from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2003.

"WORKS 66-8" oil on canvas / 162x130cm / 1966

"Relation - Quality 84-41" cotton cloth, copper plate and solition / 60x45cm / 1984

"Relation-Plant/Dandelion of Hiroshima" 鉛、植物(タンポポ)/ lead and plant (Dandelion) / 30x20cm / 1995

"Relation-Frottage of Time" japanese paper, wax / 46x35x4cm / 1996-1997

"Relation-Floating Lotus Boat" lead, lotus, lotus seed, copper, beeswax, iron wire, boat, compass, thermometer and wood carving / 2007