yumiko chiba discusses jiro takamatsu for draf's curators series, asia house, london, UK

24 October 2018
As part of DRAF's Curators' Series #11, Toyko-based art historian Yumiko Chiba discusses her experiences working with the Estate of Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98), a central figure in the development avant-garde movements in post-War Japan. She discusses the significance of Takamatsu's work, his international legacy, and the influence he has had upon the art world in Japan and worldwide.

Wednesday 24 October, 6.30-9pm
Asia House, London W1G 7LP

jiro takumatsu in the 11th edition of draf curators' series

27 September 2018
For this group exhibition, guest curator of the DRAF Curators' Series Victor Wang 王宗孚, brings together works from 1960s and 70s Japan and Korea. Featured artists include Hirata Minoru 平田実 and Kim Ku Lim 김구림, as well as sculpture and works on paper by the late Jiro Takamatsu. Takamatsu's vital role in the revolutionary collective ‘Hi Red Center' is also highlighted through visual and textual materials that document the group's performance-based activities.

'jiro takamatsu: the temperature of sculpture’ at henry moore institute, leeds, UK

13 July 2017
The Temperature of Sculpture is the first institutional solo exhibition of Jiro Takamatsu (1936-1998) outside of Japan, presenting over seventy works made between 1961 and 1977.

Takamatsu is considered to be one of the most important Japanese artists of the post-war era. A founding member of the collective Hi Red Center and key figure of the Mono-ha (School of Things) movement, Takamatsu, over the four decades of his ...

the life and work of jiro takamatsu, talk by yumiko chiba at the art workers’ guild, london

13 July 2017
In celebration of Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute (13 July - 22 October 2017), Yumiko Chiba, founder of Yumiko Chiba Associates and representative for the Estate of Jiro Takamatsu, will explore Takamatsu's career, providing a personal insight into the man behind such ground-breaking and diverse work.

Preceded by an introduction by Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Stu...

'jiro takamatsu: trajectory of work' at the national museum of art, osaka, japan

7 April 2015
Jiro Takamatsu is the subject of a major retrospective at The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan.

jiro takamatsu in 'for a new world to come: experiments in japanese art and photography, 1968–1979' at the museum of fine arts, houston

7 March 2015
The late 1960s and early 1970s marked a period of political and social turmoil in Japan. The country was struggling to forge a new identity on the world stage, and Japanese artists were seeking a medium that could adequately respond to these uncertain times. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 explores in depth, for the fi...

jiro takamatsu and anne truitt in 'geometries on and off the grid’ at the warehouse, dallas

2 February 2015
'Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present', featuring gallery artists Jiro Takamatsu and Anne Truitt, examines geometry in the art of the postwar period and its evolution from an increasingly reductivist language in the 1950s and 60s to one that was re-envisioned in the 1960s and 70s as a means of reincorporating the figure and representations of identity into vanguard art. This history...

national museum of modern art in tokyo host a major retrospective of work by jiro takamatsu

2 December 2014
National Museum of Modern in Tokyo are hosting a major retrospective of the Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu, which opened on 2 December 2014. The exhibition titled ‘Jiro Takamatsu: Mysteries' surveys the career of one Japan's leading artists of the twentieth century.

Born in 1936 in Tokyo, Takamatsu was an influential artist, theorist, and teacher in 1960s and 1970s Japan. His work combined subversive and pl...