TSURUKO YAMAZAKI TSURUKO YAMAZAKI

TSURUKO YAMAZAKI

TSURUKO YAMAZAKI
TSURUKO YAMAZAKI

Born in Ashiya-city, Hyogo, in 1925. During her study at Obayashi Sacred Heart School in 1946, Tsuruko Yamazaki encountered with Jiro Yoshihara, the founder of Gutai Art Association. In 1948, her work was submitted to 1stAshiya City Exhibition. Tsuruko Yamazaki is one of the few members who belonged to Gutai group from its establishment to disbandment. After Gutai, she participated in “Artist Union” through the introduction of Masunobu Yoshimura, the founder of the Neo-Dadaist Group.
Tsuruko Yamzaki is known for her vivid colored, striped paintings as well as her sculptural works comprised of fluorescent painted tin cans. On the occasion of “One Day Outdoor Exhibition” of Gutai in 1956, her huge installation entitled “Red” using mosquito tent which invites the audience to get inside, attracted much attention as pioneered interactive work and it has still been talking about now. After 1980s, the artist was active as a freelancer. Her works have been broadly exhibited not only nationwide but also worldwide including in Germany, France, Belgium, and Spain.
She passed away in June, 2019. 

 

ABOUT GUTAI »

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

Work, 2007, Oil on canvas, 41.2 x 32.1 cm
Untitled, 12-16/60, Lacquer, dye and aluminium, 17.5 x 15.5 cm
Untitled , 2003, Acrylic on canvas, panel, 91.0 x 72.0 cm
Work, 2003, Oil on canvas, 22.7 x 15.8 cm
Work, 1960, Lacquer on paper, 27.0 x 27.0 cm

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
2012
LADS Gallery, Osak
2010
Tsuruko Yamazaki Beyond Gutai : 1957-2009, Galerie Almine Rech, Pari
2009
LADS Gallery, Osaka
Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2007
LADS Gallery, Osak
2004
Reflection, Ashiya city Museum , Ashiya Gallery Shimada, Kob
2003
LADS Gallery, Osaka
2000
LADS Gallery, Osaka
1997
LADS Gallery, Osaka
1995
LADS Gallery, Osaka
Gallery Renaissance, Tokyo
1986
Art Space Niji, Kyoto
1980
Art Space, Nishinomiya
1973
Fujimi Gallery , Osaka
1967
Gallery Petit Imabashi, Osaka
1963
Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
Chuo Gallery, Tokyo

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Artvida:ambiente, Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
2013
Gutai:Splended Playground, Guggenheim Museum, New York
2012
A Visual Essay on Gutai at 32 East 69th Street, Hauser & Wirth, New York
Nul=0, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands
Silent Echoes : Collection Exhibition , 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
GUTAI : The Spirit of an Era, The NaAonal Art Center, Tokyo
2011
When Vibrations Become Forms -Curated by Midori Nishizawa, Marianne Boesky Gallery,New York
2010
Gutai : Painting with Time and Space, Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano, Switzerland
2009
Hundred Stories About Love, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
YAMAZAKI, Tsuruko
Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, La Biennale di Venezia : 53rd Esposizione InternaAonale d’Arte  Venice, Italy
2008
The Alliance, Gallery Hyundai Company, DoArt Beijing/Seoul
Rose is a Rose is a Rose : Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka, Tsuruko Yamazaki, FoudaAon De Elf Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
2007
Collection, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2006
Zero – Internationale Künstler-Avantgarde der 50er/60er Jahre, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsselfdorf
2004
Gutai 1954-1972, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
2001
Le Tribù dell’Arte (Part 1) , Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma
1994
Kirin Plaza, Osaka
1993
Gutai 2 : 1959-1965, Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
XLV Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte (La Biennale di Venezia), Venice Bienale, Venice Gutai 3 : 1965-1972, Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
Gutai 1955/56 : A Restarting Point for Japanese Contemporary Art, Penrose InsAtute, Tokyo
1992
Gutai 1 : 1954-1958, Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
Re-creation of the Outdoor Exhibition, Ashiya Park, banks of the Ashiya River
1991
Gutai Japanische Avantgarde / Japanese Avant-garde 1954-1965, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
1990
Gutai : Unfinished Avant-garde Group, Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo
Giappone all’avanguardia - Gruppo Gutai negli anni Cinquanta, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma
1989
The Legendary YAMAMURA Collection, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1986
Gutai : Akcija i Slikarstvo, Muzej Savremene UmetnosA, Belgrade
Gutai : Action and Painting, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
Japon des Avant gardes 1910-1970, Musée NaAonal d’Art Moderne,
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985
YAMAMURA Collection Exhibition, NaAonal Museum of Art, Osaka
Jiro YOSHIHARA and Gutai, Ashiya CiAzen’s Center
Groupo Gutai : Pintura y Accion, Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid
1984
Contemporary Art 1950-1970, Yao Seibu Hall, Osaka
1983
Sechs Japanische Künstler der Gutai-Gruppe, Atelierhaus Hildebrandstrasse, Düsseldorf
Six Japanese Artists of the Gutai Group, Itami City Art Gallery
1979
Jiro YOSHIHARA and Today’s Aspects of Gutai, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1978
Artist’s Union Symposium, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum 18 Years of Gutai Art, Osaka Municipal Gallery
1971
Exhibition to Celebrate the Founding of the Gutai Mini Pinacotheca,
Gutai Mini Pinacotheca, Osaka
YAMAZAKI, Tsuruko
1970
Exhibition at Expo’70, Outdoor Section, “Garden on Garden”
(collective work by the Gutai group), Expo’70 Museum, Osaka
Exhibition at the entrance of Expo’70 Midori Pavilion by the Gutai group, Expo’70 Midori Pavilion, Osaka
Gutai Art Festival – Performance by Humans and Objects on the Expo’70 Festival Square, Expo’70 FesAval Square, Osaka
1966
2e Salon International des Galeries Pilotes Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne
1965
Nul Negentienhonderd vijf en Zestig, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1964
Trends in Contemporary Art – Painting and Sculpture, NaAonal Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
1st Nagaoka Museum of Contemporary Art Award, Nagaoka Museum of Contemporary Art
1962
Exhibition to Celebrate the Founding of the Gutai Pinacotheca, Gutai Pinocotheca, Osaka
Don’t Worry, the Moon Won’t Fall Down, Sankei Hall, Osaka
1961
Continuité et Avant-garde au Japon, InternaAonal Center of AestheAc Research, Turin
1960
International Sky Festival, Roof of Takashimaya Department Store, Osaka
1958
International Art of a New Era – Informel and Gutai, Takashimaya Department Store, Osaka others
1957
Gutai Art on Stage, Sankei Kaikan Hall, Osaka Sankei Hall, Tokyo
1956
One Day Outdoor Exhibition, Ruins at mouth of the Muko River, Amagasaki
Shinko Independent Exhibition(Part 2), Shinko Shimbun 3F Hall, Kobe
Outdoor Gutai Art Exhibition, Ashiya Park, banks of the Ashiya River
1955
Experimental Outdoor Exhibition of Modern Art to Callenge the Midsummer Sun, Ashiya park, banks of the Ashiya River
1st Gutai Art Exhibition, Ohara Kaikan Hall,Tokyo ConAnued unAl the 21th,1968
1954
1st Modern Art Fair, Daimaru Department Store, Osaka
1953
1st Genbi Exhibitoin, Asahi Building Gallery, Kobe
ConAnued, unAl the 3th exhibiAon
1948
1st Ashiya City Art Exhibition, Ashiya City hall, Ashiya
ConAnued, at 7th ExhibiAon, Be get membership, From 21th ExhibiAon be inspector

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