Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013)


Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013)

Shozo Shimamoto (Japan) died on January 23th 2013. In this group there is room to share memories and Visuals to honor this wonderful man.

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2013 at 7:14pm
Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University of Education   

Chairman at Takarazuka University of Art and Design

President of Able Art Japan (Japanese Association for Disabled Artists)

President and founder of AU (Art Unidentified), a group of over 200 Japanese artists who create works without any limitations or constraint (Unidentified Art)

On the left: Ben Vautier On the right: Shozo Shimamoto
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2013 at 7:13pm

Shozo Shimamoto

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Shozo Shimamoto, born in Osaka in 1928, is a Japanese artist. He was an early member of the avant garde Gutai group founded in the 1950s, and his works are in museum collections such as those of the Tate Gallery and the Tate Modern (in both London and Liverpool) and the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe, Japan. New York Times art critic Roberta Smith [1] has noted him as one of the most daring and independent experimentalists of the postwar international art scene in the 1950s. Internationally today he is especially noted for his work in the "mail art" genre, of which he was a pioneer.

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  • Jirō Yoshihara; Shōzō Shimamoto; Michel Tapié; Gutai Bijutsu Kyōkai. Gutai [= 具体] (具体美術協会, Nishinomiya-shi : Gutai Bijutsu Kyōkai, 1955-1965) [Japanese : Serial Publication : Periodical] OCLC 53194339 [Worldcat "Other titles" information: Gutai art exhibition, Aventure informelle, International art of a new era, U.S.A., Japan, Europe, International Sky Festival, Osaka, 1960]

Shozo Shimamoto: Official site

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2013 at 7:09pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2013 at 7:09pm

his backside head. He used it a lot during performances.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2013 at 7:08pm

Shozo Shimamoto in Köln, Germany. 1990.


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