Kishio Suga (1944-) graduated from Tama Art University in 1968. Since as early as his student days he has consistently produced work of remarkable originality, and is recognized as the leading artist of the “Mono-ha” movement that flourished in the 1970s and has recently been reexamined and recognized internationally. By careful placement of mono (things) such as stones, wood and other natural and architectural materials, Suga’s work possesses the unique ability to activate the space itself. Through his creative intervention Suga visualizes the inherent power of unprocessed objects, their structure and origins, and their rich idiosyncrasy. Suga’s explorations of what it is to see things and how to perceive existence are fundamental, yet highly fresh now in the exuberance of contemporary visual culture. This exhibition will mainly feature Suga’s new work, in which the objects possess a scintillating vibrancy.
Kishio Suga Situated Latency
2015.1.24 (Sat) – 3.22 (Sun)
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2014.11.2 (Sun) – 2015.3.24 (Tue)
Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (Shizuoka)
2015.2.1 (Sun) – 2.27 (Fri)
Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya (Tochigi)