Atsuko Tanaka: Exhibition in Birmingham

Date: Date: 27 July 2011 – 11 September 2011
Venue: Ikon, Birmingham

The Japan Foundation and Ikon gallery present the first UK retrospective of the pioneering Japanese artist Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005). Tanaka subscribed to a “concrete aesthetic”, preferring realism to illusion and narrative – very different to many Japanese artists working immediately after World War II, often in exaggerated surrealist styles.

Consisting of very early paper and fabric collages, diverse works from her years as a member of the avant-garde Gutai group (1955-65), and a selection of later paintings. It also includes seminal works such as Work (Bell) and Electric Dress, a mass of electric lamps of carious shapes, sizes, and colours.

 

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