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Gutai presented their work on stage in 1957 as "Gutai Art Using the Stage”. Paintings and sculptures in the general sense of the word do not appear here. A group of works using movement, sound, light, etc. are exhibited, works that do not imitate others in the true sense of the word, and that are of very high quality.
Atsuko Tanaka's electric clothes, Akira Kanayama's balloons, Sadamasa Motonaga's works using smoke, Shozo Shimamoto's sound works, and other artistic practices that later began in the U.S. as intermedia art and that crossed various fields were already presented at this time as very fine samples.