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. The exhibition will include works from important series including Point (1961-1964), String (1962-1998), Happenings and Events (1962-1965), Shadow (1964-1998) and Perspective (1966-1971).

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

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.

'jiro takamatsu: trajectory of work' at 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.The late Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu is the subject of a major retrospective at The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan. The exhibition is not only structured around Takamatsu's paintings, prints, and three-dimensional works but also provides a reexamination of his drawings, book and magazine designs, illustrations, and documentary photographs.

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

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 first time, the role of photography in the formation of contemporary art in Japan.

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

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.

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

2 December 2014
Born in 1936 in Tokyo, Takamatsu was an influential artist, theorist, and teacher in 1960s and 1970s Japan. His work combined subversive and playful aspects of Dada and Surrealism with an idiosyncratic use of Minimalism's refined visual language. After finishing studies in oil painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1958, Takamatsu worked in a range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and performance, and probed the material and metaphysical foundations of artistic practice. He died in 1998.