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Takesada Matsutani, A Matrix

Takesada Matsutani

Photo: Takesada Matsutani

From the early 1960s until the 1970s Matsutani was a key member of the ‘second generation’ of the influential post war Japanese art collective, the Gutai Art Association. Over five decades Matsutani has developed a unique visual language of form and materials. As part of the Gutai group, Matsutani experimented with vinyl glue, using fans and his own breath to manipulate the substance, creating bulbous and sensuous forms reminiscent of human curves and features.


In 1966, Matsutani received a grant from the French government after winning first prize in the 1st Mainichi Art Competition and subsequently moved to Paris where he began working at Stanley William Hayter’s renowned printmaking studio, Atelier 17. During the four years he worked at the studio, he learnt French, married and established his base in Paris. Working alongside Hayter opened Matsutani up to a new form of artistic experimentation and offered him a newfound confidence. Matsutani began to rethink his practice and a new elemental aesthetic language began to emerge that was both controlled and organic.

After the Gutai group disbanded in 1972, Matsutani eased into a radical yet consistent new body of work, informed by his experience at Atelier 17. Faithful to his Gutai roots, he strove to identify and convey the essential character of vinyl glue with graphite, that were to become his signature materials. Matsutani began creating vast expanses of metallic black graphite on mural-size sheets of paper built up with painstaking individual strokes. This ritualized manner presents a time-based record of his gestures, while reminiscent of his artistic beginnings in Japan, it has been translated into an artistic language that is uniquely his own.

Biography

Born Osaka, Japan, 1937

Resides Lives and works in Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Takesada Matsutani. Yohaku’, Zurich, Switzerland
Centre Pompidou, ‘Takesada Matsutani’, Paris, France

2018 Hauser & Wirth Somerset, ‘Takesada Matsutani. drop in time’, Somerset, England
Japan House, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Bergamin & Gomide Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Marta Shefter Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Manggha Museum, Krakow, Poland

2017 JAPAN ART - Galerie Friedrich Müller, 'Works on Paper', Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles CA

2016 Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

2015 Otani Memorial Art Museum, 'Currents', Nishinomiya, Japan
Hauser & Wirth New York, New York NY

2013 Galerie Richard, ‘Matsutani. Gutai Spirit Forever’, New York NY
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Takesada Matsutani. A Matrix’, London, England

2012 Espace muséographique George Baccrabère, 'Takesada Matsutani', Institut Catholique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Galerie Jean Greset, 'Takesada Matsutani', Besançon, France
Galerie Richard, ‘Matsutani – Des années 60 à nos jours’, Paris, France
LADS Gallery, ‘Takesada Matsutani – Around the Circle 3’, Osaka, Japan
Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011 Cohju Contemporary Art, ‘Around the Circle’, Kyoto, Japan
Espace du dedans, 'Takesada Matsutani', Lille, France
Galeria d’Art Horizon, ‘Around the Circle’, Colera, Spain
Gallery Kai, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan

2010 Galerie Faider, 'Takesada Matsutani', Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Matsutani Takesada. Stream’, Kamakura, Japan
Tsubaki Modern Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

2009 Galerie E.G.P., 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Galerie Friedrich Müller, 'Takesada Matsutani', Frankfurt, Germany
Gallery Tamura, 'Takesada Matsutani', Hiroshima, Japan

2008 Centre culturel Saint-Mandé, ‘25ème semaine d’art contemporain de Saint-Mandé avec Galerie Negen Punt Negen, 'Takesada Matsutani', Roeselare, Belgium
Philippe Amiel: artistes et collectionneurs, 'Takesada Matsutani', Saint-Mandé, France

2007 Centre culturel André Malraux, ‘Matsutani - rétrospective’, Agen, France
Espace du dedans, 'Takesada Matsutani', Lille, France
Galerie Guislain États d'Art, ‘Matsutani. Cercle’, Paris, France
Gendaikko-Museum, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Matsutani. Light in a Line’, Tokyo, Japan

2006 Galerie Faider, ‘Matsutani. Cercle’, Brussels, Belgium

2005 Art Space KAN, ‘Matsutani. Stream of Time’, Kyoto, Japan
Street Gallery, ‘Matsutan, Ichi (= 1) 2005’, Kobe, Japan
Yasokawa Gallery, ‘Works on Paper’, Kobe, Japan

2004 Accostage Gallery, ‘From 1959 to present’, Takamatsu, Japan
Hiro Chikashige Gallery, ‘Bands of Blackness’, Okayama, Japan

2003 Atelier RIKA, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kochi, Japan
Galerie Guislain États d'Art, 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Galerie Hosokawa, 'Takesada Matsutani', Osaka, Japan
Gallery Yume, ‘Bands of Blackness’, Tokyo, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Bands of Blackness’, Tokyo, Japan
LADS Gallery, ‘Bands of Blackness’, Osaka, Japan

2002 Cairns Regional Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Cairns, Australia
Don Soker Gallery, ‘Matsutani. Recent Work’, San Francisco, CA

2001 Gallery Motomachi, ‘Matsutani. Wave 2’, Kobe, Japan
Gallery Mssohkan, ‘Joint-Kobe’, Kobe, Japan
Gallery Takechi, ‘Matsutani Wave 5’, Kumamoto, Japan
Gendaikko-Museum, ‘Matsutani. Waves Paris-Miyazaki’, Miyazaki, Japan

2000 Gallery K.I.S.S., ‘Stream’, Okayama, Japan
Galerie Edition Hundertmark, ‘Bilder, Buchobjekte, und Zeichnungen’, Cologne, Germany
Kaneko Art Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan
Otani Memorial Art Museum, ‘Matsutani Waves’, Nishinomiya, Japan
Street Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan

1999 Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, ‘Matsutani's Prints, 1960-1988’, Japan
Don Soker Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', San Francisco CA
Gallery Adagio, ‘Matsutani’s Prints’, Ashiya, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1998 Cloître des Dames Blanches, ‘Année francaise au Japon‘, La Rochelle, France
Fondation DANAE - Diffusion Attitudes Nouvelles Art et Espaces, ‘Matsutani. Action-Temps-Espace’, Jarnac, France
Galerie Eric le Gallot-Espace 061, 'Takesada Matsutani', Rouen, France
Musée d'Orbigny, ‘Année francaise au Japon’, Orbigny, France
Saint Gildas, ‘L’Art dans les chapelles 2000’, Carnoët, France

1997 Arts Gambetta, ‘Matsutani: Waves’, Metz, France
Galerie Cour Carrée, ‘Matsutani: Waves’, Nancy, France
Gallery Accostage, ‘Matsutani: Waves’, Takamatsu, Japan

1996 Galerie Rosa Turetsky, ‘Dessin – Objet – Tableau’, Geneva, Switzerland
Japan Art Galerie, 'Takesada Matsutani', Frankfurt, Germany
Kaneko Art Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1995 Galerie J. Mercuri, ‘Stream/Mercuri’, Paris, France
Gallery Seika, 'Takesada Matsutani', Nagasaki, Japan
Gallery Tsuji, ‘Matsutani Prints ’67- ’94’, Osaka, Japan
Gallery Yume-kairo, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokushima, Japan

1994 Tor Road Gallery, ‘Matsutani in the 60s’, Kobe, Japan
Tsubaki Modern Gallery, ‘Matsutani in the 60s’, Tokyo, Japan

1993 Galerie Pascal Polar, 'Takesada Matsutani', Brussels
Galerie Rosa Turetsky, 'Takesada Matsutani', Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Vingt-Sept, 'Takesada Matsutani', Toulouse, France
Otani Memorial Art Museum, ‘The 60s and Recent Work’, Nishinomiya, Japan

1992 Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, ‘Matsutani Stream-Ashiya -92‘,Ashiya, Japan
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
Ishiyacho Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kyoto, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1991 Galerie Keller, 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Galerie Motomachi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan
Gallery Suzukawa, 'Takesada Matsutani', Hiroshima, Japan
Japan Art Galerie, 'Takesada Matsutani', Frankfurt, Germany

1989 Art Space Baku, ‘Searching for a New Trend in Contemporary Art’, Fukuoka, Japan
Atelier Nishinomiya, ‘Najio Paper and Takesada Matsutani’, Nishinomiya, Japan
Gallery Adesso, 'Takesada Matsutani', Ashiya, Japan
Galerie Agi Schöningh, 'Takesada Matsutani', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie d’art actuel, ‘Europaria ’89, Japan in Belgium: Solo Exhibition’, Brussels, Belgium
Ishiyacho Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kyoto, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery and Kaneko Art G1, ‘Stream ’89’, Tokyo, Japan

1988 Centre d'art contemporain Pablo Neruda, 'Takesada Matsutani', Corbeil-Essonnes, France
Galerie Marina Dinkler 'Takesada Matsutani', Berlin, Germany
Japan Art Galerie, 'Takesada Matsutani', Frankfurt, Germany

1987 Espace Galerie Crédit Agricole / Galerie DES-Licearium, 'Takesada Matsutani', Poitiers, France
Espace Japon, ‘Stream’, Paris, France

1986 Contemporary Art Center, 'Takesada Matsutani', Honolulu, Hawaii
Galerie Marina Dinkler, 'Takesada Matsutani', Berlin, Germany
Galerie Motomachi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan
Gendaikko-Center, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Japan Art Galerie, ‘Matsutani: Zrichnungen, Bilder, Objekte’, Frankfurt, Germany

1985 Gallery Adesso, 'Takesada Matsutani', Ashiya, Japan
Gallery Faust, 'Takesada Matsutani', Geneva, Switzerland
Gallery Monochrome, ‘Stream’, Aachen, Germany
Kaneko Art Gallery and Kaneko Art G1, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1984 Dimple Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Don Soker Gallery and Bannam Place, ‘Matsutani: Recent Paintings and Drawings’, San Francisco CA
Gallery Seika, 'Takesada Matsutani', Nagasaki, Japan

1983 Galerie Marina Dinkler, ‘Stream‘, Berlin, Germany
Galerie S-65, 'Takesada Matsutani', Aalst, Belgium
Gallery Beni, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kyoto, Japan
Gendaikko-Center, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, ‘Today’s Artists No. 12: Matsutani Takesada 1981-83’, Osaka, Japan

1982 Gallery Asahi, ‘Enpitsu ni yoru kuro no sekai [Black World in Pencil]’, Kyoto, Japan
Gallery Ten, 'Takesada Matsutani', Fukuoka, Japan
Gendaikko-Center, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery and Kaneko Art G1, ‘Enpitsu ni yoru kuro no sekai II [Black World in Pencil II]’, Tokyo, Japan
Soker-Kaseman Gallery, ‘Works on Paper‘, San Francisco CA
Wetering Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1981 Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Enpitsu ni yoru kuro no sekai [Black World in Pencil]’, Tokyo, Japan
Kobe Age Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan
Liberal Art Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Hiroshima, Japan

1980 La Cuvée - association de l’art contemporain, 'Takesada Matsutani', Lachassagne, France
Galerie 212, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyakonojo, Japan
Galerie Motomachi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan
Gallery S-65, 'Takesada Matsutani', Aalst, Belgium
Heide Hildebrand Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Klagenfurt, Austria

1979 Art Space Baku, 'Takesada Matsutani', Fukuoka, Japan
Concorde Nejima, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyakonojo, Japan
Galerie Ojima, ‘Le Geste de Matsutani’, Paris, France
Galerie Marina Dinkler, 'Takesada Matsutani', Berlin, Germany

1978 Galerie Alain Oudin, ‘Matsutani. Perspectives Japonaises’, intervention with choreographer Karine Saporta, 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Mumon Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Miyazaki, Japan
Soker-Kaseman / Upstairs Gallery, ‘Works on Paper’, San Francisco CA

1977 Kitani Circus, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan

1976 Galerie Eiko, ‘L'objet à l'image sérigraphique’, Paris, France
Gallery Watari, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Murakami, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kita-kyushu, Japan
Liberal Art, 'Takesada Matsutani', Hiroshima, Japan

1975 Gallery Muramatsu, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1974 Fukuya Department Store, 'Takesada Matsutani', Hiroshima, Japan
Gallery Coco, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kyoto, Japan

1973 Gallery Iteza, Kyoto / Gallery Shinanobashi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Osaka, Japan

1972 Galerie Alain Oudin, 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Gallery Fujibi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Osaka, Japan

1971 Gallery Iteza, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kyoto, Japan
Matsutani’s studio in Bastille, ‘Open Doors’, Paris, France
Station Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1970 Galerie Lahumière, 'Takesada Matsutani', Paris, France
Gallery Shinanobashi, 'Takesada Matsutani', Osaka, Japan
Station Gallery, 'Takesada Matsutani', Tokyo, Japan

1969 Gallery Ariadne, 'Takesada Matsutani', Vienna, Austria

1967 Shinanobashi Gallery, ‘Matsutani. The Art of Plastic’, Osaka, Japan

1966 Gallery Kiyamachi, ‘Art Kyoto Series Seven’, Kyoto, Japan

1965 Daiwa Gallery, ‘Takesada Matsutani’, Kobe, Japan
Gallery Kobe, 'Takesada Matsutani', Kobe, Japan

1963 Gutai Pinacotheca, 'Takesada Matsutani', Osaka, Japan

1962 YMCA Annex, ‘Takesada Matsutani Painting Exhibition’, Kobe, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Musée Soulages, 'Gutai Exhibition: Space and Time', Rodez, France
Jean Brolly Gallery, 't. matsutani / j. novotný / m. verjux> a question of time', Paris, France
MUDO Musée de l’Oise, 'Livres & D’Art', Beauvais/FR

2017 Hauser & Wirth Zürich, 'Salon', Zürich, Switzerland
The Arts Club, 'We Impose No Rules: Select Works from the Gutai Group', London, UK
Taka Ishii Gallery New York, 'Graphite Works', New York NY
La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, 'Viva Arte Viva', Venice, Italy

2016 Cultural Centre Strombeek, 'MADE IN JAPAN', Grimbergen, Belgium
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, 'A Feverish Era in Japanes Art: Expressionism in the 1950's and 1960's', Brussels, Belgium
Sperone Westwater, 'Splotch', New York NY
Galerie Richard, 'Painting Into Three Dimensions', New York NY
Ayala Museum, 'A Taste of Gutai: Lito and Kim Camacho Collection', Makati, Philippines

2015 Centre Pompidou, 'Nouvelle présentation des collections modernes (1905-1965)', Paris, France
Château de Courcelles, Montigny-lès-Metz, France
Museo Barjola, 'Espacio Ciencia Arte', Gijón, Spain
Karuizawa New Art Museum, 'Gutai-jin in Karuizawa', Karuizawa, Japan
Galleria Nina Due, 'Attitudine alle Confluenze', Milan, Italy
Galerie Richard, 'Oeuvres sur papier', Paris, France
Galerie Jean Brolly, 'Masse Critique', Paris, France
Galerie E.G.P., 'Sleepwalking Nights and Wide-Awake Days', Paris, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, 'Travaux de papiers', Paris, France
Galerie E.G.P., 'Five – Group Show', Paris, France

2014 Galerie Richard, 'Paris: 25 Years', New York NY
La Grand Galerie, 'Liens et Empreintes', Savasse, France
Abbaye Saint-André - Centre d'Art Contemporain, 'Japon', Meymac, France
Le Radar, '70 Combats pour la Liberté', Bayeux, France
Galerie Jean Greset, 'L’Origine du Monde', Besançon, France
Centre de la Gravure et l'Image Imprimée, 'Made in Japan', La Louvière, France

2013 Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, 'Collection of Prints: Kumi Sugai & Takesada Matsutani', Ashiya, Japan
Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, 'The Collection: Gutai progress', Ashiya, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Gutai: Splendid Playground', New York NY
San Francisco Art Institute, 'Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response', San Francisco CA
Galerie Richard, 'Hors Frontières: Abstractions', Paris, France
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, 'Artists Of Postwar Japan', Hyogo, Japan
Gallery Toki No Wasuremono, 'Gutai: from G Collection', Tokyo, Japan
Robert Miller Gallery, 'Suddenness + Certainty', New York NY
Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art, 'The Gallery Shinanobashi Collection', Kobe, Japan

2012 Cité Internationale des Arts / Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Gallery, ‘Exposition franco-japonaise d’estampes’, Paris, France / Nishinomiya, Japan
Galerie Richard, ‘Gorchov, Matsutani – Painting Towards Three Dimensions’, New York NY
Karuizawa New Art Museum, ‘Wind of Karuizawa: Japanese Contemporary Art 1950-2012’, Karuizawa, Japan
Musée Roybet Fould, ‘Michel Nitabah, La Passion de l’Édition’, Musée Roybet Fould, Courbevoie, France
National Art Center, ‘Gutai: The Spirit of an Era’, Tokyo, Japan
Hauser & Wirth, ‘A Visual Essay on Gutai’, New York NY
Otani Memorial Art Museum, ‘Artistic Interactions: Avant-garde Kansai’, Nishinomiya, Japan
The Warehouse-Higashimaru, ‘Art and Memories, Tatsuno Art Project 2012’, Tatsuno, Japan

2011 Art Horizon, ‘Creativity Versus Art’, Colera, Spain
Galerie 49, ‘Matsutani–Kate Van Houten’, Saumur, France
Galerie Friedrich Müller, ‘The Spirit of Gutai, Horio and Matsutani’, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum Haus Kasuya, ‘Takesada Matsutani / Ralphe Petty’, Kanagawa, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Le Radar– Espace d’Art actuel, ‘Une fois, une rencontre’, Bayeux, France

2010 Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Riverwalk Gallery, ‘Hirogaru Imagination [Broaden Your Imagination]’, Kitakyushu, Japan
Kwansei Gakuin University Museum Planning Space, ‘Daremo yaranai koto wo yare! [Do Something No One’s Ever Done Before]’, Nishinomiya, Japan
Museum of Osaka University, ‘Line - Freedom of Expression’, Osaka, Japan
The National Museum of Art, ‘Collection 3 Japanese Art 1950 – 2010’, Osaka, Japan
Osaka City Museum of Art, ‘Power of Form: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1950s and 1960s from the Collection of the Osaka City Museum of Modern Art’, Osaka, Japan

2009 Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘Pour fêter les 20 ans de la Galerie Akié Arichi’, Paris, France
Galerie Jean Greset, ‘Cosmos’, Besancon, France
Galerie la Passerelle, ‘Métamorphoses du Livre’, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Gallery, ‘Échange des oeuvres lot-et-garonnaises et celles de
Nishinomiya’, Nishinomiya, Japan
Place Saint-Sulpice with Galerie Akié Aricchi, ‘27ème Marché de la poésie’, Paris, France

2008 Art Forum Jarfo, ‘Dominique Coffignier and Matsutani Takesada’, Kyoto, Japan
Bibliothéque de Rennes métropole ‘Guillevic Avec les Autres 1907-1997’, Rennes, France
Cité Internationale des Arts, ‘Projet Akebono, exposition franco-japonaise d'estampes’ Paris, France
Espace d'Art Contemporain Saint Martin, Montélimar, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘1984-2007, Association Amicale des Ressortissants Japonais en France, Artistes Grand Prix exposition’, Paris, France
Galerie Weiller, ‘Les Soirées de Mercure 5ème édition’, Paris, France
Gallery Cour Carrée, ‘Just a Glance 3’, Paris, France
Lille Grand Palais, ‘Foire Européenne d'Art Contemporain, (from Galerie Guislain États d'Art)’, Lille, France
NINU Galerie, ‘2008 Taiwan International Invitational Mini-Prints and Mini Drawings Exhibition’, Taipei, Taiwan

2007 Carleton University Art Gallery, ‘Resounding Spirit, Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s’, Ottawa, Canada
Centre artistique Verderonne, Manoir du Boulanc, ‘Livres d’artistes’, Verderonne, France
Galerie Metanoia, ‘Metanoia 1: Art contemporain spiritualité extrême-orientale’, Paris, France
Galerie Weiller, ‘Les Soirées de Mercure 4ème édition’, Paris, France
Gallery Accostage, ‘Takesada Matsutani and Kinichi Shinomiya’, Takamatsu, Japan
Museo civico ala Ponzone, ‘L’Arte e il Torchio / Art and the Printing Press’, Cremona, Italy
Performance ‘Stream’ (10 March), The Gibson Gallery Collection and Live Art Festival,
Performance ‘Stream’ (17 March) with music by Alain Kremski, Galerie St. Jacques, ‘Peinture japonaise’, St-Quentin, France

2006 Espace Arsenal, ‘Peintures et Performances Takesada Matsutani & Germain Rosez’, Metz, France
Galerie Weiller / Gallery Bunkamura, ‘Les Soirées de Mercure 3ème édition’, Paris, France / Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, ‘Black & White: Colors in Black – from the Terada Collection 022’, Tokyo, Japan

2005 Bibliothèque Aragon, ‘Métamorphoses du livre’, Choisy-le-roi, France
Biliothèque du Carré d’Art, ‘5ème Salon du Livre d’artiste[s] en Languedoc-Roussillon, Carré Livres d’Art[istes]’, Nîmes, France
Galerie du Cloître, École des Beaux-arts de Rennes, ‘L'estampe contemporaine’, Rennes, France
Galerie Le Rire bleu, ‘Vis-à-Vis: Matsutani et Tony Soulié’, Figeac, France
Galerie Weiller, ‘Les Soirées de Mercure 2ème édition’, Paris, France
Lycée Henri IV, ‘Livres en mai’, Paris, France
‘Matsutani Happening’ (15 May), Squat Extra Muros, Ancien Country-Club, Saint-Julien-les-Metz, France

2004 The Art Museum, The State University of New York, ‘Resounding Spirit, Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s’, Potsdam NY
Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens, ‘Métamorphoses du livre’, Sens, Paris
Centre d'Art Le Village, ‘Les Rendez-Vous de Cardet: Exposition Energie’, Cardet, France
Espace d’art contemporain Saint Martin, ‘Musée éphémère 2004’, Montélimar, France
Galerie Weiller, ‘Les Soirées de Mercure’, Paris, France
Galleria Art and Tea, ‘Takesada Matsutani & Kate Van Houten’, Tatsuno, Japan
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘GUTAI 1954-1972’, Kobe, Japan
Place Saint Sulpice, ‘Marché de la poésie’, Paris, France
University Art Museum /Tokyo University of the Arts, ‘Hanga: Tozai-koryu no nami [Hanga: Waves of east-West cultural interchange]’, Tokyo, Japan

2003 Centre culturel de l'hôtel de ville, ‘20ans de la Semaine d'Art Contemporain de Saint-Mandé’, Saint-Mandé, France
L’Espace culturel, ‘Abstrait TRAIT Abstrait’, Rignac, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘Au-delà de l’arbre...’, Paris, France
Galerie Guislain États d’art, ‘Noir Blanc’, Paris, France
Galerie du Haut-Pavé, ‘1953–2003L 50 ans–50 œuvres–50 ans de Création’, Paris, France
Galerie Satellite, ‘Terre Inconnue’, Paris, France
Place Saint Sulpice, ‘Marché de la poésie’, Paris, France

2002 Centre d'arts plastiques Albert Chanot, ‘DESS[E]INS’, Clamart, France
La Cour royale, ‘Gabriel Belgeonne, Matsutani: aquarelles et dessins’, Brussels, Belgium
Espace Austerlitz, ‘Pages 6, salon de bibliophilie contemporaine’, Paris, France
Miyagi Museum of Art, ‘From the Collection: Artists of the Gutai group’, Sendai, Japan
La Tannerie, ‘Parcours d’automne, confrontation humanisme et nature’, Saint-Julien-les-Metz, France

2001 Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, ‘Document on Gutai Part 2’, Ashiya, Japan
ATC Museum, ‘Collection of Osaka City Museum of Modern Art 2001: Osaka Art panorama in the 20th Century’, Osaka, Japan
Centre d'arts plastiques Albert Chanot, ‘De l'unique aux multiples’, Clamart, France
Galerie Hosokawa, ‘3 Monochromes: Takesada Matsutani, Daniel Pontoreau, Baioku Taguchi’, Osaka, Japan
Galerie municipale Édouard Manet, ‘Merci Bernard’, Gennevilliers, France
Galerie Satellite, ‘22’, Paris, France
Kaneko Art 2, ‘3-nin no shohin-ten–shinsaku ni yoru–Oyama Bishin, Hamada Kiyoshi, Konishi House, ‘An Artist from France Meets two Japanese Contemporaries–The Renaissance of Black and White’, Osaka, Japan
Matsutani Takesada [Oyama Bishin, Hamada Kiyoshi, Matsutani Takesada: Latest Small Works]’, Tokyo, Japan

2000 Ambassade du Japon, ‘Minoru Kano, sculpteur, et Takesada Matsutani, peintre’, Paris, France
Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, ‘Document on Gutai Part1’, Ashiya, Japan
Bibliothèque municipale d’Antony / Centre artistique de Verderonne, Manoir du Boulanc, ‘Métamorphose du livre, 1999–2000: 10 ans de la bibliothèque’, Antony / Verderonne, France
Fondation DANAE - Diffusion Attitudes Nouvelles Art et Espaces, ‘Création du Fonds DANAE’, Jarnac, France
Gallery Accostage, ‘2-nin ten: [sochi] – [hado-II] – Jidai o kakenuketa sakka – [Gensho Takasaki and Takesada Matsutani = [arrangement] – [Wave-II]]’, Takamatsu, Japan
Gendaikko Museum, ‘Sugai Kumi, S.W. Heyter, Matsutani Takesada’, Miyazaki, Japan
Musée Château, ‘XXXIIème Festival International de la Peinture: Japon visions contemporaines’, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
National Museum of Art, ‘Anzai Shigeo no me 1970–1999 Shashin ga toraeta gendai- bijutsu no 30-nen [Recording on contemporary art by Shigeo Anzai 1970–1999], Osaka, Japan
Théâtre d’Évreux- scène nationale, ‘Blesse, Ronce Noire de Claude Louis-Combet’, Évreux, France. [drawing installation for stage set]

1999 Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, ‘Gutai’, Paris, France
___, Fondation DANAE - Diffusion Attitudes Nouvelles Art et Espaces, ‘Matsutani & Kate van Houten’, Jarnac, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘L’Arbre’, Paris, France
‘Hommage à Geo’, Centre culturel de l’hôtel de ville, Saint-Mandé, France.
The National Museum of Art, ‘The Axis of 21 printers in Japan - Introduction to 20th Century Prints’, Osaka, Japan

1998 Espace Écureuil / Galerie Le Rire bleu, ‘Takesada Matsutani and Sadaharu Horio, Art contemporain du Japon: la tentation du blasphème, Toulouse / Figeac, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘Image et rythme’, Paris, France
Gallery Accostage, ‘Renaissance of Black and White, Three Artists Living in France’, Takamatsu, Japan
Guandong Museum of Art, ‘New Prints of Europe’, Guandong, China
Himeji City Museum of Art, ‘Sozai to hyogen [Material and expression]’, Hyogo, Japan
Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Kishio Suga, Takesada Matsutani and Kiyoshi Hamada: Prints and Drawings’, Tokyo, France
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, ‘Artistes japonais à Paris’, Paris, France
Le Palais des Congrès / Centre culturel du Mans, ‘Matsutani & Kanno: Monochromes’, Le Mans, France

1997 Espace Bateau-Lavoir, ‘Artistes japonais contemporain’, Paris, France
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘Trances dans le temps’, Paris, France
Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Takesada and Suga Kishio‘, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Art, ‘Gravity – Axis of Contemporary Art’, Osaka, Japan

1996 Navio Museum, ‘An Exhibition of 50 Contemporary Japanese Artists’, Osaka, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, ‘Relaciones, 10 artists from 3 continents’, San Jose, Costa Rica
Shoto Art Museum, ‘Prints of the 1970s’, Tokyo, Japan
Musée d’art moderne, ‘Chimériques polymères, le plastique dans l'art contemporain’, Nice, France
Galerie Cour Carrée, ‘Espagne–France–Japon’, Nancy, France
Bunpodo Gallery, ‘Kaiga no kouzo–isshoku ichikeitai [The structure of Painting–one color, one form]’, Tokyo, Japan
La Halle aux grains, ‘Mémoire de la Mer’, Mortagne-au-Perche, France
Chiba City Museum of Art, ‘Sengo-bijutsu no danmen ten Hyogo-kenritsu-bijutsukan-shozo Yamamura korekushon kara [Arts from Yamamura Collection in Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art]’, Chiba, Japan

1995 Galerie Vingt-sept, ‘Takesada Matsutani & Horio Sadaharu’, Toulouse, France
Galerie Lara Vincy, ‘Livres d’artistes’, Paris, France

1994 ‘Acquisitions from 1992 to 1993 for the Departmental Funds of Contemporary Art Seine Saint-Denis’, Saint-Denis, France
The Museum of Modern Art, ‘Time in Contemporary Art’, Shiga, Japan
Galerie Akié Arichi, ‘Signe–Langage–Peinture’, Paris, France
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Kansai no bijutsu [Art in Kansai 1950–1970], Kobe, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Jikan/Bijutsu: 20-seiki bijutsu ni okeru jikan no hyogen [Time in contemporary art], Shiga, Japan

1993 Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, ‘Gutai ten II: 1959–1965’, Ashiya, Japan
Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, ‘Gutai ten III: 1965-1972’, Ashiya, Japan
Ehime Museum of Art, ‘Challenge of Art After the War: Jiro Yoshihara and the Gutai Group’, Matsuyama, Japan
Palais des beaux-arts, École des beaux-arts and Galerie Vingt-sept, ‘Gutai Suite’, Toulouse, France
Centre d’art contemporain de Castres / Musée Goya ,‘Intérieurs, 100 œuvres sélectionnées de collections privées d’art moderne’, Castres, France
Centre culturel Noroit, ‘7 artistes japonais de Paris: Toshimitsu Imai, Bukichi Inoue, Tetsumi Kudo, Takesada Matsutani, Satoru Sato, Takashi Naraha et Yasukazu Tabuchi’, Arras, France
Gallery Janus Avivson, ‘11 Japanese Artists in Europe’, London, England

1992 Miyagi Museum of Art, ‘Artists of Gutai Art Association’, Sendai, Japan
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, ‘Drawing in the 90s’, New York NY
Galerie Keller, ‘Livres d’artistes’, Paris, France

1991 Galerie 16, ‘Point de Vue: tradition et avant-garde japonaises’, Paris, France
Crypte de Toussaint, ‘Takesada Matsutani & Kate Van Houten, Installation ‘Stream’’, Mortagne-au-Perche, France
Fukuoka Art Museum, ‘Adventurers of Paintings: ‘Gutai’’, Fukuoka, Japan

1990 Shoto Museum of Art, ‘Gutai: The Avant-Garde Group Unfinished’, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Anne Breivik ‘Atelier Nord’, Oslo, Norway
Grand palais, ‘45ème Salon de Mai’, Paris, France
Galerie municipale Édouard Manet, ‘Dess(e)in de sculpteur’, Gennevilliers, France
Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, ‘Giappone all’avanguardia, il Gruppo Gutai negli anni Cinquanta’, Rome, Italy
Mydome Osaka, ‘Osaka Triennale 1990 International Competition’, Osaka, Japan

1989 City Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Hiroshima’, Hiroshima, Japan
Galerie Pascal Polar, ‘Europaria ’89, Japan in Belgium: Takesada Matsutani and
Seiji Onishi’, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Patrick, ‘Dessin de Sculpteur’, Vannes, France
Gallery Nouveaux, ‘Matsutani & Matsuo’, Pusan, Korea

1988 Grand Palais, ‘43ème salon de Mai’, Paris, France
Médiathèque municipale, ‘Guillevic avec les autres, Avignon, France
La cuvée–association de l’art contemporain, ‘Tendances de la recherche japonaise’,
Lachassagne, France
Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée, ‘Ripopée 1’, La Louvière, Belgium
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Gendai Nihon bijutsu no doko–kaiga part 2 [A current of contemporary art in Japan–Painting, Part 2]’, Toyama, Japan
Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘11th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Centre artistique de Vire, ‘Livres objets’, Vire, France

1987 Centre de la Vieille Charité / Musée Cantini, ‘1986 Japon Passé-Present’, Marseille, France
Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘10th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Atelier Nishinomiya, ‘The Artist’s Notebook’, Nishinomiya, Japan. Traveled to Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Gallery Brea, Los Angeles CA, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France
Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpétrière, ‘Éphéméral’, Paris, France
Centre artistique de Mont-de-Marsan, ‘10 artistes japonais en France’, Mont-de-Marsan, France
La cuvée–association de l’art contemporain, ‘Tendances de la recherche japonaise’,
Lachassagne, France

1986 Galerie Raymond Cordier, ‘Brigitte Cardinal & Takesada Matsutani’, Paris, France
Espace art, ‘Jeunes artistes japonais’, Chalon-sur-saône, France
Port d’Austerlitz, ‘Jeunes Sculpteurs’, Paris, France
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of art, ‘Shin-shuzo-hin ten [New collection]’,
Fukuoka, Japan
La cuvée–association de l’art contemporain, ‘Tendances de la recherche japonaise’,
Lachassagne, France
Les Angles, ‘Présence des formes’, Avignon, France
Espace et Toile, ‘Le Japon en France’, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Gendai no shiro to kuro [Black and White in Art Today]’,
Saitama, Japan
Kaneko Art gallery, ‘5-nin no sakka ni yoru shiro to kuro ten, Kawamata Tadashi, Kitamura Ko, Hamada Kiyoshi, Suga Kishio, Matsutani Takesada, [Black and White by Five Artists]’, Tokyo, Japan
Ekspozycja Pawilon, ‘XI Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland

1985 Ashiya Civic Center, ‘Jiro Yoshihara and Gutai’, Ashiya, Japan
Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, ‘Grupo Gutai: Pintura y Acción’, Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Liège, ‘Engraving, Big Formats’, Liège, Belgium
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, ‘Endai-hanga no kiseki [Trajectory of Contemporary Prints]’, Fukushima, Japan
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘International art collection Junij, and successive experimental exhibitions of Junij’, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gallery Rosa Turetsky, ‘Takesada Matsutani & Aliska Lahusen’, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Stadler, ‘30 ans de rencontres, de recherches, de partis-pris, 1955–1985’ Paris, France
Point à la ligne, ‘Takesada Matsutani & Shigeaki Koshino’, Paris, France
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Nippon no hanga [Japanese Prints]’, Utsunomiya, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, ‘6-kai Kokusai inpakuto ato fesutibaru [6th International Impact Art Festival ’85], Kyoto, Japan

1984 Espace Bateau Lavoir, ‘Sang-Hwa Chung, Jean Clarebout, Takesada Matsutani and
Satish Panchal’ Paris, France
Théâtre des arts, ‘Papyrus, Papier’, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Centre Sigma Laine, ‘Livres d’artistes, Livres objets’, Bordeaux, France
Le Beffroi, ‘29ème Salon de Montrouge’, Montrouge, France
Musée de l’impression sur étoffes, ‘6ème Biennale Européenne de la Gravure’, Mulhouse, France
Moderna Galerija Rijeka ‘9th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
La Cuvée–association de l’art contemporain, Lachassagne,France
Fredrikstad bibliotek, ‘7. Norske internasjonale grafikkbienale’, Fredrikstad, Norway
Tor Road Gallery, ‘2 Gendai-bijutsu 5-nin ten: Horio Sadaharu, Miyazaki Toyoharu, Matsutani Takesada, Chung Sang-Hwa, Yamaguchi Makio [2nd Five-Person Exhibition of Contemporary Art]’, Kobe, Japan
Les Halles de la ville de Lyon, ‘Salon d’automne, Lyon ’84’, Lyon, France
Galerie Caroline Corre, ‘Livres d’artistes’, Paris, France
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie ‘X Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, ‘5 Kokusai inpakuto ato fesutibaru [5th International Impact Art Festival ’84], Kyoto, Japan
Seibu Department Store, ‘Kansai, Gendai sakka no kiseki: Gendai-bijutsu 1950–
1970 [Kansai, Trajectory of Contemporary Artists: Contemporary Art 1950–1970]’, Osaka, Japan

1983 Taipei Fine Art Museum, ‘1st Chinese International Print Exhibition’, Taipei, Taiwan
Galerie Alexandra Monet, ‘Forme nouvelle’, Brussels, Belgium
Le Beffroi, ‘28ème Salon de Montrouge’, Montrouge, France
Musée Rath, ‘Un regard sur l’art japonais d’aujourd’hui’, Geneva, Switzerland
Gendaikko museum / Fujiki Hospital Gallery, ‘JAPAN’83 BODY ART BOOK’,
Miyazaki, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, ‘4-kai Kokusai inpakuto ato fesutibaru (4th International Impact Art Festival ’83), Kyoto, Japan
Galerie Le Dessin, ‘International Exchange’, Paris, France

1982 Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Masahumi and Kawamata Tadashi’, Tokyo, Japan
American Center, ‘Sols, voûtes, espaces entre deux’, Paris, France
Le Beffroi, ‘27ème Salon de Montrouge’, Montrouge, France
Ekspozycja Pawilon, ‘IX Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
National Museum of Modern Art, ‘Kindai-nippon no bijutsu: 1945-nen-ikou Shozo-sakuhin ni yoru zenkan-chinretsu Kaikan 30-shunen kinen-ten 1 [30th Anniversary Exhibition from the Museum Collection: Modern Japanese art, 1945–, Part 1]’, Tokyo, Japan
Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘8th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Kaneko Art Gallery, ‘Drawings of 6 Artists: U-Fan Lee, Takesada Matsutani, Kiyoshi Hamada, Kishio Suga, Masafumi Maita and Tadashi Kawamata’, Tokyo, Japan

1981 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, ‘2nd International Impact Art Festival ’81’, Kyoto, Japan
Gothenburg Kunsthallen, ‘On Paper’, Gothenburg, Sweden
Atelier Global Gallery / Gendaikko-center, ‘Artists Today 2: Matsutani and Van Houten’,
Miyazaki, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, ‘2-kai Kokusai inpakuto ato fesutibaru [2nd International
Impact Art Festival ’81]’, Kyoto, Japan
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Mednarodna graficna razstava ’81’, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Striped House Museum, ‘Gendai no bijutsu 13-nin ten [Contemporary Art Exhibition of Thirteen artists), Tokyo, Japan
Mairie du 18ème arrondissement ‘L’Art vivant à Paris’, Paris, France
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Art Now 1970–1980’, Kobe, Japan

1980 Moderna Galerija Lublijana, ‘Junij '80’, Lublijana, Slovenia
La Cuvée-association de l'art contemporain, ‘Tendance de la Recherche Japonaise’, Lachassagne, France
Galerie Alain Oudin, ‘Obliques et angles’, Paris, France
Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, ‘Boomerang’, Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, France Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘7th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Saint Patrick Hall, ‘2nd Listowel International Print Biennial’, Listowel, Ireland
Galerie Marina Dinkler, ‘Hokusai’s Enkel’, Berlin, Germany
Espace Pierre Cardin, ‘Gravures contemporaines japonaises’, Paris, France
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie ‘VIII Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Nippon no kindai hanga–hanga no miryoku 2 [Japanese Modern Prints–Enchantment of Prints 2], Kobe, Japan
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, ‘Nippon no hanga [Japanese Prints]’, Utsunomiya, Japan

1979 San Jose Museum of Art, ‘Contemporary Japanese Print Exhibition’, San Jose CA
The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, ‘Prints from Paris, 9 Contemporary Printmakers’, Oxford, England
Imabashi Gallery, ‘Pari no gaka tachi [Painters in Paris]: Takesada Matsutani and Jean-Claude Reynal’, Osaka, Japan
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, ‘6th British International Print Biennial’, Bradford, England
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Mednarodna graficna razstava ’79’, Ljubljana, Slovakia
Galerie NRA, ‘Livres d’artistes’, Paris, France
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Yoshihara Jiro to Gutai no sonogo [Jiro Yoshihara and Today’s Aspects of Gutai]’, Kobe, Japan
Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, ‘5 Kanagawa hanga andepandan [5th Kanagawa Print Independents Exhibition), Yokohama, Japan
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Art Now ’79’, Kobe, Japan

1978 Milwaukee Art Center, ‘Surrealism 1978, Its One-Hundred-Year History’, Milwaukee WI
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Junij ‘78’, Ljubljana, Slovakia (Travelling Exhibition)
Fredrikstad Bibliotek, ‘4. Norske internasjonale grafikkbienale’, Fredrikstad, Norway
Château de l’Ermitage, ‘2ème Biennale internationale de l’estampe’, Condé-sur-l’Escaut-Bon-Secours, Belgium
The University of Georgia Gallery, ‘S. W. Hayter, Exhibition of Atelier 17, Paris’, Athens GA
Centre culturel Jacques Prévert, ‘7ème Salon des œuvres sur papier et d’objets’, Villeparisis, France
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie ‘VII Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland

1977 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘2nd CCAC World Print Competition’, San Francisco CA
Gallery Nishinomiya, ‘Sadaharu Horio, Takesada Matsutani, Sang-Hwa Chung, Makio Yamaguchi’, Nishinomiya, Japan
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Mednarodna graficna razstava ’77’, Ljubljana, Slovakia
Tor Road Gallery, ‘Takesada Matsutani and S.W. Hayter’, Kobe, Japan
Tor Road Gallery, ‘Sadaharu Horio, Takesada Matsutani, Sang-Hwa Chung, Makio Yamaguchi’, Kobe, Japan

1976 Osaka Prefectural Gallery, ‘Eighteen Years of Gutai Art’, Osaka, Japan
Nishinomiya Gallery, ‘Gendai hanga 4-nin ten, Kumi Sugai, S.W. Hayter, Takesada
Matsutani, Kate Van Houten’, Hyogo, Japan
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, ‘5th British International Print Biennial’, Bradford, England
Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘5th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Fredrikstad Bibliotek, ‘3. Norske internasjonale grafikkbienale’, Fredrikstad, Norway
Civic Arts Gallery, ‘Mas and Toshi Yonemura, contemporary Japanese Print
Collection’, Walnut Creek CA
‘IV Internationale Grafik Biennale’, Frechen, Germany
Osaka Prefectural Gallery, ‘Gutai-bijutsu no 18-nen [Gutai 18 years]’, Osaka, Japan
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie ‘VI Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Gallery Sanchika, ‘76 Gendai bijutsu 13-nin ten [Contemporary Art 76 Exhibition of Thirteen Artists]’, Kobe, Japan

1975 The Metropolitan Museum of Art /Art Center, ‘2nd Miami International Print Biennial’, Miami FL
Gallery Doi, ‘Hachiro Iizuka, Minoru Onoda and Takesada Matsutani’, Himeji, Japan
‘Young Artists: YA17’, Union Carbide Building, New York NY
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Mednarodna graficna razstava ’75’, Ljubljana, Slovakia
Alvar Aalto Museum, ‘Graphica Creativa ’75’, Jyväskylä, Finland

1974 Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘4th International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, ‘4th British International Print Biennial’, Bradford, England
Fredrikstad Bibliotek, ‘2. Norske internasjonale grafikkbienale’, Fredrikstad, Norway
Oxford Gallery, ‘The Artist as Selector’, Oxford, London
Tokyo American Club, ‘College Women’s Association of Japan 19th Annual Print Show’,
Tokyo, Japan
Tor Road Gallery, ‘Takesada Matsutani and S.W. Hayter’, Kobe, Japan
Museo de Arte Moderno, Contemporary Japanese Print Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie, ‘V Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza, ‘Ibiza Bienal de Grafica ’74’, Ibiza, Spain

1973 Teesside Museum, ‘1st British International Drawing Biennial’, Teesside, England
Boston City Hall Gallery, ‘Japanese Prints of Today’, Boston MA
San Francisco Museum of Art, ‘1st California College of Arts and Crafts World Print Competition ’73’, San Francisco CA
Lumley Cazalet Gallery, ‘Takesada Matsutani and Teizo Ogaki’, London, England

1972 Museo della Permanente, ‘6th Preliminary Show of Japan Art Festival’, Milan, Italy
The Brooklyn Museum, ‘National Print Exhibition’, New York NY
Gutai Mini Pinacotheca, ‘Seventeen Years of Gutai Art’, Osaka, Japan
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Ibiza, ‘Ibiza Graphics Biennale ‘72’, Ibiza, Spain
Grand Palais, ‘13ème Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui’, Paris, France
Moderna Galerija Rijeka, ‘3rd International Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Rijeka, Croatia
Museum Narodowe w Krakowie, ‘IV Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, ‘3rd British International Print Biennial’, Bradford, England
La Biennale di Venezia, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, ca’Pesaro, ‘36 Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Grafica d’oggi’, Venice, Italy
Fredrikstad Bibliotek, ‘1. Norske internasjonale grafikkbiennale’, Fredrikstad, Norway
Yager Gallery, Birdwick College, ‘S.W. Hayter, Prints from Atelier 17, Paris’, New York NY

1971 Museum of Contemporary Art / Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art / The Cultural Center of Aichi, ‘10th Contemporary Japanese paintings exhibition’, Tokyo / Aichi / Kyoto, Japan
Museum of Modern Art / Palace of Fine Arts, ‘Japan Art Festival’, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Milano, Italy
Seattle Art Museum, ‘42nd Northwest Printmakers International Exhibition’, Seattle WA
Metropolitan Art Museum, ‘10-kai Gendai nihon-bijutsu ten [10th Contemporary Japanese Paintings Exhibition], Tokyo, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Mednarodna graficna razstava ’71’, Ljubljana, Slovakia
Casino-Kursaal, ‘Prix Europe de Peinture’, Ostend, Belgium
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, ‘Konnichi no 100-nin ten [100 artists of Today]’, Kobe, Japan
Gutai Mini Pinacotheca, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Osaka, Japan

1970 Museum Narodowe w Krakowie, ‘III Miedzynarodowe Biennale Grafiki’, Krakow, Poland
Midori Pavilion, ‘Exhibition at the entrance of Expo ’70 Midori Pavilion by the Gutai Group’, Osaka, Japan
Gallery Iteza, ‘An Exhibition of Prints by Eight Gutai Artists’, Kyoto, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
The Brooklyn Museum, ‘International Print Exhibition‘, New York NY
Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, ‘2ème Biennale internationale de l'estampe’, Paris, France
Musée cantonal des beaux-arts / Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘3ème Salon International des Galeries Pilotes’, Lausanne, Switzerland / Paris, France
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ‘1st Bienal Americana de Grabado [International Print Exhibition]’, Santiago, Chile
Modern Art Museum, ‘4th Preliminary show of Japanese Art Festival‘, Munich, Germany
The National Museum of Modern Art, ‘7th International Biennial of Prints‘, Tokyo, Japan
Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, ‘XIX’, Madrid, Spain
Espace Roche & Bobois décor intérieur, ‘Environnement’, Paris, France

1969 Museum of Modern Art / Negev Museum, ‘25 Artists from Atelier 17’, Haifa / Beer-Shava, Israel
Museum of Contemporary Art, ’9th Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art’, Tokyo, Japan
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, ’25ème Salon de Mai’, France
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ’Mednarodna grafična razstava '69’, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The National Museum of Modern Art, ’Gendai bijutsu no douko [Trends in Contemporary Art]’, Kyoto, Japan
Atelier Nord, Maison de la culture, ‘1er Festival International de Peinture’, Reims, France Château-Musée Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Tirolerkunst-Pavillon, ‘Hommage au Silence’, Innsbruck, Austria
The Library of the City Hall, ‘53rd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Painters, Etchers and Engravers’, Toronto, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘9-kai Gendai Nihon bijutsu ten [9th Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art], Tokyo, Japan
Europahaus, ‘VII Internationale Grafik Ausstellung’, Vienna, Austria
Galerie R Cruise, ‘L’estampe japonaise d’Atelier 17’, Paris, France
Galerie Roger & Gallet, ‘The Iran House in Paris Presents Asian Artists: Ado, Sato, Maeda, Tabuchi, Ung-No-Lee, Zao-Wu-ki, Matsutani’, Paris, France
Galerie A3, Centre du commerce, ‘Art contemporain japonais’, Guebwiller, France
Palacio de la Virreina, ‘1a Exposicion Internacional del Grabado’, Barcelona, Spain
Gutai Mini Pinacotheca, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Osaka, Japan

1968 Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘20th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘21st Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Miyazaki Kanko Hotel, ‘Contemporary Art Exhibition Only in the Night’, Miyazaki, Japan
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, ‘23ème Salon des Realités Nouvelles‘, France
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, ‘1er Biennale internationale de l'estampe‘, France
Azuma Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
The Library of the City Hall, ‘52nd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Painters, Etchers and Engravers’, Toronto, Canada
Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, ‘1ère Biennale internationale de l’estampe’, Paris, France
Palacio de la Virreina, ‘1a Exposicion Internacional del Grabado’, Barcelona, Spain
Europahaus, ‘VI Internationale Grafik Ausstellung’, Vienna, Austria
Palacio de la Virreina, ‘VII Premio Internacional de Dibujo Joan Miro’, Barcelona, Spain
Galerie Zunini, ‘Takesada Matsutani, Mitsu Sugai’, Paris, France
Galerie Argos,’Peintres japonais’, Nantes, France
galerie de la Halle du Prés, ‘1ère Biennale Internationale d’Alençon’, Alençon, France
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, ‘1st British International Print Biennale’, Bradford, England
Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway
Gutai Mini Pinacotheca, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Osaka, Japan

1967 Daimaru department store, ‘11-kai Mainichi senbatsu bijutsu-ten [11th Exhibition of Mainichi Selected Art], Kyoto, Japan
Design House, ‘Gutai Small Works Exhibition in Holland’, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘18th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Experiment Studio, ‘Gutai Group Osaka Japan’, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Heide Hildebrand Gallery, ‘Gutai Group Exhibition’, Klagenfurt, Austria
Gutai Pinacotheca / Tokyo Central Museum, ‘19th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)

1966 International Gallery Olez, ‘NUL 1966 Art Exhibition (Nul Negentienhonderd zesenzestig)’, The Hague, Netherlands
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘Three-Person exhibition: Shuji Mukai, Matsutani, Maekawa’, Osaka, Japan
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Art Palais de Rumine, ‘2ème Salon International des Galeries Pilotes’, Lausanne, Switzerland
Takashimaya Department Store, ‘17th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Yokohama, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Taikodo Gallery, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Kobe, Japan

1965 Daiwa Gallery, ‘Five Gutai Artists in Kobe’, Kobe, Japan
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘15th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Keio Department Store, ‘16th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Stadler, ‘Groupe Gutai’, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Gutai Pinacotheca, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Osaka, Japan

1964 Takashimaya Department Store, ‘14th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Takashimaya Department Store, ‘Gutai Art Small Works Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Exhibition Nippon Independents‘, Tokyo, Japan
Gutai Pinacotheca, Gutai bijutsu shohin ten [Gutai Small Works Exhibition], Osaka, Japan
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘Gutai bijutsu shinsaku ten [Gutai Art New Works Exhibition]’, Osaka, Japan

1963 Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘Gutai bijutsu shinsaku ten [Gutai Art New Works Exhibition]’, Osaka, Japan
Takashimaya Department Store, ‘12th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Tokyo, Japan
Takashimaya Department Store, ‘13th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan

1962 Takashimaya Department Store, ‘11th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Gutai Pinacotheca, ‘Inaugural Exhibition of the Gutai Pinacotheca‘, Osaka, Japan

1961 Takashimaya Department Store, ‘‘10th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan

1960 Takashimaya Department Store, ‘9th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka, Japan
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, ‘7th Society for the New Fine Arts‘, Osaka, Japan

1959 Makita Mingei, ‘Shuji Mukai and Takesada Matsutani’, Osaka, Japan

Awards

1990 3rd Prize for Painting, Osaka Triennial International Competition, Osaka, Japan

1984 Purchase Award, 6ème Biennale Européenne de Gravure, Mulhouse, France

1980 Unanimous Honorary Prize of the International Jury, 7th International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka, Croatia

1979 Scottish Arts Council Purchase Prize, 6th British International Print Biennial, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England

1975 Purchase Prize at the Graphica Creativa ’75, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
2nd Prize, 5th British International Print Biennial, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England

1974 Purchase Award, 5th Międzynarodowe Biennale, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
2nd Prize, 4th British International Print Biennale, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England

1973 Special Edition Purchase Prize, World Print Exhibition, San Francisco CA

1972 Purchase Prize, 3rd International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka, Croatia

1969 International Nickel Award, Society of Canadian Engravers, Toronto, Canada
3rd Prize, VII Internationale Grafikaustellung, Europahaus, Vienna, Austria
International Festival of Painting, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

1966 Grand Prize, Franco-Japanese Institute & The Mainichi Newspapers

1960 Osaka Mayor Award, Shin-bijutsu kyokai ten (7th Society for the New Fine Arts), Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

1959 Mayor Award, 10th Nishinomiya City Exhibition (Japanese Painting), Nishinomiya, Japan

1958 New Faces Award, 5th Society for the Fine Arts Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

Bibliography

Artist's Publications

2010 Eshleman, Clayton, ‘Hashigakari’, trans. Takaomi, Eda, Auxeméry, Co-published Belgium: Edition Tandem, France: Estepa Editions, Editions of 25 English-Japanese, 25 of English-French, 2010

2009 White, Kenneth, ‘In The Kansai’, Edition of 40, Paris: Akié Arichi, 2009

2008 Shinozaki, Toshiyasu, ‘Une Goutte’, trans. Benedic, Marie. Edition of 28, Atelier 915: Yokohama, 2008
Valente, José Angel, ‘Cincos Sones Para Tambor Solo’, trans. Jacques, Ancet, Yamaguchi, Akiko, Edition of 18 Spanish-Japanese, 18 of Spanish-French, Paris: Nitabah, 2008

2004 Fukutomi, Takeo, ‘Straw Hat’, Edition of 250, France: Estepa, 2004

2002 Eshleman, Clayton, ‘Bands Of Blackness’, trans. Takaomi, Eda, Jean Jacque, Viton,
Editions of 25 English-Japanese, 25 of English-French, Belgium: Edition Tandem, France: Estepa, 2002

1990 Van Houten, Kate, ‘Streams’, trans. Maeno, Monique Pierre, Edition of 40, Paris: Galerie Keller, Pitney Bowes, 1990

1987 Guillevic, Eugene, Matsutani, Takesada, ‘Automne’, Edition of 24, Paris: Nitabah, 1987

Solo Exhibition Publications

2015 Ikegami, Tsukasa (ed.), ‘Matsutani Currents‘, Nishinomiya City: Otani Memorial Art Museum, 2015

2013 Viatte, Germain, ‘Permanence and Metamorphoses in the work of Takesada Matsutani’, New York: Galerie Richard, 2013
Nishizawa, Midori, Tiampo Ming [et al.,], Nishizawa, Midori, Van Houuten, Kate [ed.], ‘Takesada Matsutani. A Matrix’, London: JRP|Ringier, Hauser & Wirth, 2013

2010 Matsutani, Takesada, ‘- STREAM-’, Kamakura: The Museum of Modern Art, 2010

2009 Takezawa. Ryuzo, ‘Takesada Matsutani – Tableau, Drawing and Prints’, Hiroshima: Gallery Tamura, 2009

2008 G.Léo [Introduction], ‘25th Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, France: St-Mandé, 2008, pp.3/7

2007 Matsutani, Takesada, ‘Matsutani – Light in a line 2007’, Tokyo: Kaneko Art Gallery, 2007

2004 Que-Sada, Acindino, ‘MATSUTANI’, Paris: Galerie Guislain États d’Art, 2004

2001 Fujino, Tadatoshi, [Introduction], ‘MATSUTANI: Waves Paris-Miyazaki’, Miyazaki: Gendaikko-Museum, 2001
Hosokawa, Kayoko, ‘Matsutani Takesada – shiro no ‘objet’ jidai [Takesada Matsutani – the Days of White Objects]’, Osaka: Galerie Hosokawa, 2003

2000 Shigebumi, Tsuji, Jouffroy, Alain, ‘Going around Takesada Matsutani: The Man and His Works’, Nishinomiya: Otani Memorial Art Museum, 2000

1999 Osaki, Shinichiro, ‘Takesada Matsutani and the Gutai Group Art Association: A Focus on the Early Works’, 1999
Yoshie, Takumi, ‘Matsutani Prints’, Ashiya: Gallery Adagio, 1999

1998 Charrier, Isabelle, Latrille, Claude, ‘Matsutani à la Rochelle. Matsutani’, La Rochelle: Association Shiosai, 1998

1997 Segi, Shinichi, ‘Matsutani Takesada no kuroi ‘eros’ Black Eros in Takesada Matsutani’, Takamatsu: Accostage Gallery, 1997

1995 Bulteau, Michel, ‘Noir’, Paris: Galerie J. Mercuri, 1995

1993 Macaire, Alain, ‘Là, c’est un tableau de Matsutani’, Geneva: Galerie Rosa Turetsky, 1993
Yasuyuki, Nakai, ‘Matsutani Takesada no sakuhin ni tsuite’, Nishinomiya: Otani Memorial Art Museum, 1993

1992 Jean-Louis, Poitevin, ‘Le Fleuve et L’illimite’, Ashiya: Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, 1992

1991 Tokuhiro, Nakajima, ‘Kakucho suru kaiga’, ‘Expanding Paintings’, Kobe: Galerie Motomachi, 1991
‘____’, Frankfurt: Japan Art Galerie, 1991
‘____’, Paris: Galerie Keller, 1991

1989 Shigenobu, Kimura, ‘Najio Paper and Matsutani’, Nishinomiya, 1989
Takesada, Matsutani, ‘____’, Kyoto: Shiyacho Gallery, 1989

1988 Bataillon, Françoise, Cusin-Berche, Chantal, ‘Replis d’ombres’, Corbeil-Essonnes: Centre d’art contemporain Pablo Neruda, 1988

1987 Content, Catherine, ‘Espace Galerie du Credit Agricole’, Saint-Tropez: Galerie des Licearium, 1987
Toshikuni, Maeno, ‘L’Art Abstrait Peintures et Installations’, Paris: Gallery Keller, 1987

1986 Bataillon, Françoise, ‘Matsutani. Zeichnungen Bilder Objekte’, Frankfurt: Japan Art Gallery, 1986
Tokuhiro, Nakajima, ‘Seisei no ‘ba’ toshite no heimen’, ‘Two-dimensional Art as the ‘Place’ of Creation’, Kobe: Galerie Motomachi, 1986
Kwock-Silve, Sandra, ‘Matsutani’s Stream of Consciousness Paintings’. Hawaii: Contemporary Arts Center Honolulu, 1986

1983 Toru, Takahashi, ‘Busshitsu no nagare: hakai’, ‘Streams of Material: Catastrophe’, Osaka: Osaka Contemporary Art Center, 1983
Erika, Lippki, ‘Takesada Matsutani, Nagare Flieβen Der Augenblick der Lösung’, Berlin: Galerie Marina Dinkler, 1983

1982 Takesada, Matsutani, Alain, ‘Jouffroy, Les miroirs métaphysiques de Matsutani’, Tokyo: Kaneko Art Gallery, 1982

1980 Yoshiaki, Inui, ‘Matsutani Takesada no kinsaku ni tsuite’, ‘On Recent Works by Takesada Matsutani’, Kobe: Galerie Motomachi, 1980

1979 Tadatoshi, Fujino, ‘Matsutani. Silk-screens’, Miyakonojo, 1979
Ono, Masaharu, ‘Seishin no Hokkyoku ni tatsu hito. Matsutani’, ‘A Man stand at the North Pole of Spirit. Matsutani’, Fukuoka: Art Space Baku, 1979

1978 Oudin, Alain, ‘Matsutani. Perspectives Japonaises’, Paris: Galerie Alain Oudin, 1978

1976 Yoshiaki, Inui, ‘Matsutani. Silk-screens and drawings’, Tokyo: Watari Gallery, 1976
Masaharu, Ono, ‘Matsutani. Self-selection’, Kita-kyushu: Gallery Murakami, 1976

1972 Yoshiak, Inui, ‘Heimen no Kakunin: Matsutani Takesada no ‘tableau’ ni tsuite’, ‘Affirmation of Two-dimensional Art: On Tableaus by Takesada Matsutani’, Osaka: Gallery Fujibi, 1972

1971 Yoshiaki, Inui, Jiro, Yoshihara, ‘_____’, Tokyo: Station Gallery, 1971

1970 Inui, Yoshiaki, ‘Matsutani Takesada no hanga’, Tokyo: Station Gallery, 1970
Yoshihara, Jiro, Yoshiaki, Inui, ‘____’, Osaka: Gallery Shinanobashi, 1970

1965 Jiro, Yoshihara, ‘Matsutani Takesada no shojin. Matsutani Takesada no koten’, ‘Matsutani’s Devotion. Matsutani’s Solo Exhibition’, Kobe: Gallery Daiwa,1965

1963 Motonaga, Sadamasa, Pinacotheca, Gutai, Jiro, Yoshihara, ‘Matsutani Takesada no saisho no koten ni’, ‘On the Occation of Takesada Matsutani’s First Solo Exhibition’, 1963

Group Exhibition Publications

2016 Rober, Morgan C.; Jeng, Eileen, 'Splotch', New York: Neumeraki, 2016, p.8 ill. in colour (ext. cat.)
Hirai, Shoichi; Ogura, Jitsuko (eds), 'A Feverish Era: Art Informel and the Expansion of Japanese Artistic Expression in the 1950s and '60s', Kyoto: The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, 2016, p. 69 ill. in colour (ext. cat.)

2013 Munroe, Alexandra and Tiampo, Ming, ‘Gutai: Splended Playground’, New York: Guggenheim, 2013

2012 ‘____’ ‘Galerie Rosa Turetsky 30, (30 anniversaire catalogue)’, Galerie Rosa Turetsky: Geneva, 2012
Hirai, Shoichi, ‘Gutai: A Utopia of the Modern Spirit’, Yamada, Yukako; Yoneda, Naoki, [text], ‘GUTAI | The Spirit of an Era’, Tokyo: The National Art Center, 2012
Kawasaki, Koichi, ‘Gutai: From the Past to the Future’, Nishizawa, Midori, ‘Gutai at 32 East 69th Street’, ‘A Visual Essay on GUTAI at 32 East 69th Street’, New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2012
Asai, Yoshiaki, [introduction], Kasuya, Akiko, “Art and Memories” ‘Tatsuno Art Project 2012 – Arts and Memories’, Tatsuno, Hyogo: Tatsuno Art Project, 2012

2011 Higashiura, Tetsuya, [text], Takesada Matsutani / Ralphe Petty, (leaflet), Mizusawa, Tsutomu, ‘Two Routes: Takesada Matsutani and Ralph Petty’, Kanagawa: Museum Haus Kasuya, 2011
Gomont, Patrick; Verney, Antoine; Lemaresquier, David, [text], ‘Une fois, une rencontre, La Radar – espace d’art actuel’, Bayeux, France, 2011

2010 D. Coffgnier, [text] ‘KIAF / 10, Korea International Art Fair, (Cohju Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan)’, Seoul, Korea, 2010
Kawakami, Shigeki, [introduction],‘Do something no one’s ever done before’, Nishinomiya: Kwansei Gakuin University, 2010

2008 ___,‘Guillevic Auec les Autres 1907-1997’, Rennes: Bibliothéque, 2008
Iiyama, Masahide, [text], Yamaji, Haruyo, ‘Etre enterré en France’,‘Les Soirées de Mercure’, Paris: Galerie Weiller, 2008
___,‘MATSUTANI et Geoffroy de Montpellier’, Ville de Montélimer: Espace d’Art Contemporain-Saint Martin, 2008

2007 Tabuchi, Yasse; Iiyama, Masahide; Yamaji, Haruyo, [text], ’4ème Les Soirées de Mercure’, Paris: Galerie Weiller, 2007
___,‘Cremona 2007: Art and Printing Press’, Cremona: Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, 2007

2006 Yamagi, Haruyo, ‘L’Eoole du Japon existe-ell ?’, Kervern, Alain, [text] ‘Les Soirée of Mercure’, Paris: Galerie Weiller, 2006
Shihoko, Iida, “Kuro no naka no kuro – yugen no naka no mugen ni tsuite [Colors in Black: on Infinity in Finitude]”, ‘Black & White: Colors in Black – from the Terada Collection 022’, Tokyo: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2006

2005 Tabuchi, Yasse, “Pensées du petit matin”; Yamaji, Haruyo; Iiyama, Masahide; Takiwaki, Chieko, [text], ‘Les Soirées de Mercure’, Paris: Galerie Weiller, 2005
___,‘Art Paris 2005, Carrousel du Louvre’, Paris: Galerie Guislain États d’Art, 2005

2004 Tiampo, Ming, Tomii, Reiko, [text],‘Resounding Spirit, Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960’s by the Gibson Gallery Collection’, Potsdam: State University of New York, 2004
’04 ARCO Art Fair: MATSUTANI, F.CORNELI’, (from Falerie Mussokan), Madrid, 2004

2003 ‘KIAF 2003’, Seoul, Korea, 2003

2001 Tsuji, Shigebumi, Ishida, Jo, ‘An Artist from France Meets Two Japanese Contemporaries –The Renaissance of Black and White’, Osaka: Konishi Home, 2001

2000 Falguiere, Jacques, Evereux, ‘BLESSE, RONCE NOIRE de Claude Louis-Combe’, France: Théâtre d’Evreux, 2000
___, XXXIIéme festival International de la Peinture ‘JAPON visions contemporaines’, Cagnes-sur-Mer: Musée Château, 2000
___,‘L’art dans les chapelles 2000, An contemporain et patrimoins religieux’, Bretagne: Chapelle Saint-Gildas, 2000

1999 Galerneau, Marcel, [preface], ‘L’Arbre’, Paris: Galerie Akié Aricchi, 1999
___,‘Gutai’, France: Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1999
Nakai, Yasuyuki, ‘Gendai-hanga, 21 no hook – Kansai wo chushin toshite- [21 Direction of the 20th Century Prints – Focussing on Kansai Region –’, ‘The Axis of 21 printers in Japan – Introduction to 20th Century prints -’, Osaka: The National Museum of Art, 1999

1998 Borel, France, ‘Takesada Matsutani and Sadaharu Horio’, Caisse d’Epargne de Midi-Pyrénées, France, 1998
___, ‘EU-JAPON Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition’, Tokyo / Luxembourg / Paris / Croatia / Slovenia: Shinkiba SOKO Gallary, 1998
___,‘Asian avant-garde’, London: Christie’s, 1998
___,‘New Print of Europe’, Guandong: Guandong Museum of Art, 1998

1997 ___,‘5th NICAF, (from Galerie Akié Aricchi, Paris and Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)’, Tokyo: International Center, 1997
___,‘Artistes japonais contemporain’, Paris: Espace Bateau-Lavoir, 1997
Ozaki, Shinichiro, Bois, Yve-Alain [et al.],‘Gravity – Axis of Contemporary Art’, Osaka : The National Museum of Art, 1997

1996 Osaki, Shinichiro,‘An Exhibition of 50 Contemporary Japanese Artists’, Osaka: Navio Museum, 1996
Tani, Arata, ‘The Structure of Painting – One Color One Form’, Tokyo: Bunpodo Gallery, 1996
Seo, Noriaki, [text], ‘Prints of the 1970’s’, Tokyo: The Shoto Museum of Art, 1996
Osaki, Shinichiro; Tatehata, Akira, [text], ‘Arts from Yamamura Collection in Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art’, Chiba: Chiba City Museum of Art, 1996

1994 ___,‘Acquisitions from 1992 to 1993 for the Departmental Funds of Contemporary Art Seine Saint-Denis’, Saint-Denis, 1994
___,‘FIAC Editions Saga’, Paris: Galerie Akié Aricchi, 1994
Nakamura, Yoshikazu, Akane, Kazuo, [et al.], ‘Art of Kansai 1950 – 1970’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1994
Tsuji, Shigebumi, ‘Time in Contemporary Art’, Shiga: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994

1993 ___, ‘Découvertes 93’, (Galerie Rosa Turetsky, Geneva, Switzerland), Paris: Grand Palais, 1993
___, ‘Gutai Suite, Palais des Beaux-Arts’, Toulouse: Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Gallery 2, 1993
___, ‘Interieurs 1968-1993’, Midi-Pyrénées, France, 1993
Descamp, Andre, Restany, Pierre, [et al.], ‘Sept Artistes Japonaises de Paris’, Arras: Centre Cultural Noriot, 1993
___,‘FIAC ’93, (from Gallery Rosa Turetsky, Geneva, Switzerland)’, Paris: Grand Palais, 1993
Matsutani, Takesada, “An Artist’s View”, in: ’11 Japanese Artists in Europe’, London: Janus Avivson Gallery, 1993
‘GUTAI I / II / III (Gutai I 1954-1958, Gutai II 1959-1965 and III 1965-1972)’, Ashihya: Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, 1993

1992 ___,‘Drawing in the 90s’, Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1992

1991 Piguet, Philippe, ‘MATSUTANI’, France: Ville de Mortagne-au- Perche, 1991

1990 ___,‘SAGA, Editions Fair’, Paris: Grand Palais, 1990
Yoshihara, Jiro, Nakajima, Norihiro, [et al.], ‘Gutai : The Avant-garde Group Unfinished’, Tokyo: the Shoto Museum of Art, 1990
___, ’45ème salon de mai’, Paris: Grand Palais, 1990
Piguet, Phillppe, ‘Dess(e) in de Sculpteur II’, Gennevilliers: Galerie Municipale Édouard Manet, 1990
___, ‘Giappone all’avanguαrdia: il gruppo Gutai negli anni Cinquanta’, Roma: Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, 1990
Kimura, Shigenobu, Hariu, Ichiro, [et al.], ‘1st The International Triennal Competition of Painting’, Osaka: MyDome OSAKA, 1990

1989 ___,‘HIROSHIMA’, Hiroshima: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 1989
___, ‘Bastille 89’, Paris, 1989

1988 ___, ’43ème salon de mai’, Paris: Grand Palais, 1988
Balthazar, Andre; Lundquist, Svenrobert, ‘RIPOPEE 1, Centre imprimer’, France, 1988
Ogawa, Masataka, Tono, Yoshiaki, [et al.], ‘The Development of Contemporary Japanese Art – Pictures PART2’, Toyama: Museum of Modern Art, 1988
___, ‘11th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka,1988

1987 Biagini, Jean [text], ‘Japon Passé-Present’, France: Musee Cantini, 1987
Jordan, Bernard; Van Houten, Kate, ‘The Artist’s Notebook’, Nishinomiya: Atelier Nishinomiya, / Tokyo: Akiyama Gallery, / Los Angeles: Gallery Brea and UCLA, / Paris: Galerie Bernard Jordan, 1987
Van Houten, Kate, ‘Point à la Ligne, Église Salpêtrière’, Paris, France, 1987

1986 Norton, Philippe, ‘Jeune Sculpteur’, Paris: Porte d’Austerlitz, 1986
___, ‘10th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1986
___, ‘New Collection’, Fukuoka: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, 1986
___, ‘11th International Print Biennial’, Cracow: Cracow Modern Art Gallery, 1986
Tanaka, Yukito, Nakahara, Yusuke, ‘Black and White in Art Today’, Saitama: Museum of Modern Art, 1986
Van Houten, Kate, ‘Presence du formes, Les Angles’, Avignon, 1986
Yamawaki, Kazuo, ‘Action and Painting, Group Gutai’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modem Art, 1986

1985 ___, ‘6th International Impact Art Festival ’85’, Kyoto: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1985
Inui, Yoshiaki, Osaki, Shinichiro, ‘Jiro Yoshihara and GUTAI 1954-1972’, Ashiya: Ashiya Citizen Center, 1985
___, ‘International Art, Collection Junij and sucessive experimental exhibitions of Junij’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1985
___,‘30 ans de recontres, de recherches, de partis pris, 1955-1985’, Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1985
___, ‘Trajectory of Contemporary Prints’, Fukushima: Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, 1985
Takeyama, Hirohiko, Yamamoto, Kazuhiro, [text], ‘Japanese Prints’, Utsunomiya: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 1985
Léon, Merysol, ‘Takesada Matsutani, Shigeaki Koshino’, Paris: Point à la Ligne, 1985
___, ‘Engraving, Big Formats’, Belgium: Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Liège, 1985
Torrente, Aurelio, Yoshihara, Jiro, [et al.], ‘Grupo Gutai: Pintura y Acción’, Madrid: Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 1985

1984 ___,‘10th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow: Cracow Modern Art Gallery, 1984
___,‘9th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Rijeka Modern Gallery, 1984
___,‘7th Norwegian International Print Biennial’, Norway: Fredrikestad, 1984
___,‘Inner Field, Jeune Sculpteur’, Paris: Porte d’Austerlitz, 1984
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Kansai, Trajectory of Contemporary Artists: Contemporary Art 1950-1970’, Yao, Osaka: Seibu Department Store, 1984

1983 ___,‘Art Cologne, (from Galerie Marina Dinkler)’, Cologne: Kölnmesse, 1983
Inui, Yoshiaki, [et al.], ‘Un regard sur l’art Japonais d’aujourd ‘hui’, Geneva: Rath Museum and the Museum of Art and History of Geneva, 1983
___,‘1st Chinese International Print Exhibition’, Taiwan: Taipei Fine Art Museum, 1983
___,‘28ème Salon de Montrouge’, Montrouge, 1983
___, ‘Forme nouveau’, Brussles: Galerie Alexandra Monet, 1983
___, ‘JAPAN ’83 BODY ART BOOK [Hand]’, Miyazaki: Gendaikko-Center, 1983

1982 ___,‘27th Salon de Montrouge’, Montrouge, France, 1982
___, ‘8th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1982
Deschamps, Madeleine, ‘Sols, voûtes espaces entre-deux’, Paris: American Center, 1982

1981 ___, ‘2nd International Impact Art Festival ’81’, Kyoto: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1981
___, ‘14th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1981
___,‘Contemporary Art Exhibition of Thirteen Artists’, Tokyo: Striped House Museum, 1981
___,‘L’Art vivant à Paris’, Paris: Mairie du 18e arrondissement, 1981
___, ‘Art Now 1970-1980’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1981

1980 ___, ‘Junij ‘80’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Lublijana, 1980
___, ‘7th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1980
___, ‘2nd Listowel International Print Biennial’, Listowel: Saint Patrick Hall, 1980
Marina Dinkler, [text], ‘Hokusai’s Enkel’, Berlin: Galerie Marina Dinkler, 1980
___,‘Gravures Contemporain japonais’, Paris: Espace Pierre Cardin, 1980
___, ‘8th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow, 1980
___,‘Japanese Modern Prints – Enchantment of Prints 2’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1980
___, ‘Japanese Prints’, Utsunomiya: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, 1980

1979 ___, ‘6th British International Print Biennial’, Bradford: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 1979 (Scottish Arts Council purchase)
___,‘13th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1979
___, ‘Art Now ’79’, Kobe, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 1979
Matsutani, Takesada, ‘Dada and Gutai’ in: ‘Gutai After Jiro Yoshihara’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1979

1978 ___,‘Surrealisme 1978, its one-hundred-year history’, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1978
___,‘Junij ’78’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija, Ljublijana,/ Bosna i Hercegovina,Collegium artisticum, Sarajevo, 1978
___, ‘4th Norwegian International Print Biennial’, Fredrikestad, 1978
___, ‘2nd International Biennial of Prints’, Condé sur-I’Escaut-Bon Secours: Chateau de l’Ermitage, 1978
___, ‘7th Exhibition of Work on Paper’, France: Centre Cultural Jacques Prévert de la ville de Villeparisis, 1978
___, ‘7th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow, 1978

1977 ___, ‘Four persons Exhibition: Sadaharu Horio, Takesada Matustani, Sang-Hwa Chung, Makio Yamaguchi’, Nishinomiya, Gallery Nishinomiya, Japan, 1977
___,‘12nd International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1977
___,‘2nd CCAC World Print Competition’, San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1977

1976 ___, ‘5th British InternationalPrint Biennial’, Bradford: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 1976 (2nd prize)
___,‘5th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1976
___,‘3rd Norwegian International Print Biennial’, Fredrikestad, 1976
___,‘4th International Exhibition of Print’, Frechen, 1976
Takahashi, Toru’18 years of Gutai’, Osaka Prefectural Gallery, 1976
___,‘6th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow, 1976
___,‘Contemporary Art ’76, Exhibition of Thirteen Artists’, Kobe: Gallery Sanchika, 1976

1975 ___,‘11th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1975
___, ‘Graphica Creativa ‘75’, Jyväskylä: Alvar Aalto Museum, 1975 (Purchase prize)
___, ‘CWAJ 20th annual print show’, Tokyo: Tokyo American Club, 1975

1974 ___, ‘4th International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1974
___, ‘4th British International Print Biennial’, Bradford: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 1974 (Scottish Arts Council purchase)
___, ‘2nd Norwegian International Print Biennial’, Fredrikestad, 1974
___, ‘CWAJ 19th annual print show’, Tokyo: Tokyo American Club, 1974
___, ‘Ibiza Graphics Biennale ’74’, Ibiza: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Ibiza, 1974

1973 ___,‘1st British International Drawing Biennial’, England: Teesside Museum Art Gallery, 1973

1972 ___, ’13ème Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui’, Paris: Grand Palais, 1972
___, ‘6th Preliminary show of Japan Art Festival’, Milano, 1972
___, ‘3rd International Graphic Exhibition of Original Drawings’, Croatia: Moderna galerija Rijeka, 1972 (prize)
___, ‘4th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow, 1972
___, ‘3rd British International Print Biennial’, Bradford: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 1972
___, ‘36th Graphic Art of Today’, Venice: Museum of Modern Art, 1972
___, ‘1st Norwegian International Print Biennial’, Fredrikestad, 1972

1971 ___, ‘9th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1971
___, ‘Europe Prize Exhibition of Painting’, Oostende: Casimo-Kursaal, 1971
Hariu, Ichiro, Miki, Tamon, ‘10th Contemporary Japanese paintings exhibition’, Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1971
Inui, Yoshiaki, ’100 Artists of Today’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 1971

1970 ___, ‘3rd International Biennial of Printmaking’, Cracow, Poland, 1970
___, ‘International Print Exhibition’, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, 1970
___, ’2ème Biennale internationale de l’estampe’, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, 1970 Shibatani, Coco, ’3ème Salon internationale de Galeries Pilotes’, Lausanne: Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1970
___, ‘International Print Exhibition’, Santiago: Museo Nacional de Chile, 1970
___, ‘4th Preliminary show of Japanese Art Festival’, Munich: Modern Art Museum, 1970
___, ‘7th International Biennial of Prints’, Tokyo: The National Museum of Modern Art, 1970
___, ‘XIX’, Madrid: Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 1970

1969 ___, ‘1er Festival internationale de peinture’, Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1969
___, ‘9th Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art’, Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969
___, ’25ème Salon de Mai’, Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1969
___, ’25 Artists of Atelier 17’, Haifa: Museum of Modern Art, / Beer-Shava: Negev Museum, 1969
Rubio, Mariano, ‘L’estampe japonais de Atelier 17’, Paris: Galerie R Cruise, 1969
___, ‘8th International Biennial of Printmaking’, Slovenia: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1969
___,‘Tendences of Contemporary Art’, Kyoto: The National Museum of Modern Art, 1969
___, ‘2nd Wisconsin International Print Exhibition’, Wisconsin, 1969

1968 ___,‘23ème Salon des Realites Nouvelles’, Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1968
___,‘1er Biennale Internationale de l’estampe’, Paris: Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1968
___,‘1st British International Print Biennial’, Bradford: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 1968

1966 Yoshihara, Jiro, “Artistes et découvreurs de notre temps”, ’2ème Salon internationales de Galeries Pilotes’, Lausanne: Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1966 pp.161-164

1965 Yoshihara, Jiro, [Introduction], ‘Gutai No.14’ (brochure), Osaka: Gutain Pinacotheca, 15th Gutai Art Exhibition, 1965

1962 Yoshihara, Jiro, Tapié, Michel, ‘Inaugural Exhibition of the Gutai Pinacotheca’, Osaka: Gutai Pinacotheca, 1962

1961 Yoshihara, Jiro, Murakami, Saburo, [text], ‘GUTAI No.12 (brochure), 10th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka: Takashimaya Department Store, 1961

1960 ___,‘GUTAI No.11 (brochure), 9th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Osaka: Takashimaya Department Store, 1960

Articles

2018 Steinberg, Claudia, 'Meilenstein der Avantgarde' on: Kunstzeitung, Berlin/DE, December 2018
Stooke, Andrew, 'drop in time. Takesada Matsutani' on: http://www.artasiapacific.com/, Hong Kong, 30 November 2018
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, ‘Conversations. I Didn't Go Home: Takesada Matsutani’ in: Mousse Magazine, Milan/IT, Issue 65, October 2018
__, 'Takesada Matsutani: ‘drop in time’' on: frieze.com, London/UK, 26 September 2018
Saxby, Jessica, 'Takesada Matsutani on Glue and Gutai' on: elephant.art, London/UK, 15 August 2018
Kozsilovics, Vincent, 'Prospective marché: le cas Takesada Matsutani
Analyse à décoder' on: www.observatoire-art-contemporain.com, Paris/FR, 21 July 2018
Freeman, Nate, 'What Sold at Art Cologne' on: www.artsy.net, New York NY, 23 April 2018
Barrilà, Silvia Anna, 'Art Cologne convince gallerie e collezionisti' on: www.ilsole24ore.com, Milan/IT, 23 April 2018
Woeller, Marcus, 'From the flow of cultural goods' on: www.welt.de, Berlin/DE, 21 April 2018
Blast, Sven, 'Art Cologne 2018: Established meets new' on: www.kunstduesseldorf.de, Dusseldorf/DE, 19 April 2018
Tie, Aydee, '8 high-profile galleries to check out at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018' on: www.scmp.com, Hong Kong, 29 March 2018
Art News Chinese, 'Transaction Express | Western modern and contemporary art is frequently traded at high prices and meets face-to-face with global first-line galleries in Basel, Hong Kong' on: www.mp.weixin.qq.com, Hong Kong, 28 March 2018
Garcia, Ana Marta, 'Artista japonês Takesada Matsutani expõe e realiza performances em São Paulo' on: www.portalduo.com, São Paulo/BR, 6 March 2018
Redação, 'Japan House São Paulo recebe o artista Takesada Matsutani ao Brasil' on: www.tvcenario.com, São Paulo/BR, 1 March 2018
__, 'Confluence. Alaska Lahusen and Takesada Matsutani' on: www.wydarzenia.o.pl, Krakow/PL, 25 January 2018, ill. in colour

2017 ___, 'Takesada Matsutani', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 1 September 2017, p.14
Heinrich, Will, 'What to See in Los Angeles Art Galleries This Week' in: New York Times, New York NY, 31 August 2017
Slocum, Amy Marie, 'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles' on: www.needsupply.com, Richmond VA, 7 August 2017, ill.
Laurent, Tom, 'Matsutani, Organique Concret' in: Art Absolument, Paris/FR, July 2017, pp. 84-89, ill.
Macel, Christine, 'Der Pavillon de Farben' in: Kunstforum International, July 2017, Roßdorf/DE, pp. 200-209, ill.

(cont'd) ___, 'Special Projects' in: Kunstforum International, July 2017, Roßdorf/DE, pp. 214-216, ill.
Raymond Fitzpatrick, Kyle, 'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles' on: www.coolhunting.com, New York NY, 30 June 2017, ill.
___, 'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles' on: uk.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 4 July, ill.
___, 'First Los Angeles solo exhibition for Takesada Matsutani on view at Hauser & Wirth' on: www.artdaily.com, Mexico City/MX, 4 July, ill.
___, 'Pavilion of Colours' in: Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo/JP, July 2017, p. 54
___, 'Takesada Matsutani' on: Christie’s Magazine, London/UK, May 2017
___, 'The Good, the Bad, and the… Huh? Ranking the Venice Biennale’s Standout Moments' on: news.artnet.com, New York NY, 17 May 2017
Janssen, Nanda, 'Good Artists Know Their Responsibilities' in: Metropolis M, Amsterdam/NL, April 2017, p.10

2016 Howells, Tom, 'Go East: 'Encounters' is a startling survey of contemporary Japanese creativity’, on: www.wallpaper.com, London/UK, 27 June 2016
Wilcox, Matthew, ‘Guiding Spirit’, in: Apollo Magazine, London/UK, July/August 2016, pp. 52-28, ill.
___, 'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth, Zürich', on: www.moussemagazine.it, Milan/IT, 2 May 2016
___, 'The Europe Edition; Zurich', in: Artinfo, London/UK, April 2016, p.20
Furtado, Will, 'Matsutani and the Art of Sensual Abstract Painting', on: www.sleek-mag.com, Berlin/DE, 2 April 2016
___'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth Zürich', on: www.cobosocial.com, Hong Kong/China, 23 March 2016

2015 Tomii, Reiko, 'Best of Japan, 2015', on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York NY, 22 December 2015
___, 'Takesada Matsutani', www.newyorker.com, New York NY, 15 December 2015
Schjedahl, Peter, 'The Dripping Point', in: The New Yorker, New York NY, 13 December 2015
Gomez, Edward M., 'Takesada Matsutani's Art of Expressive Textures and Ambiguous Blobs', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York NY, 5 December 2015
Nazarevskaia, Kristina, 'Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth' on: www.galleryintell.com, 25 November 2015
___, 'Takesada Matsutani Notions of Time and Movement Explored in New Exhibition', on: www.artlyst.com, London/UK, 22 October 2015

2014 Teasdale, Paul, '___', in: Frieze, London UK, November – December 2014, pp. 108-110
Pechman Ali, 'The Art World Lands in Hong Kong: Art Basel Has Gained a Foothold in China', on: galleristny.com, New York NY, 21 May 2014
S.C., 'Shavings', on: bookssite.org, Paris FR, 22 February 2014

2013 Matsutani, Takesada, ‘Takesada Matsutani on John Martin’s The Great Day of his Wrath (1851-1853)’, in: Tate Etc., London UK, Autumn 2013, p. 93, ill.
Sand, Olivia, ‘Takesada Matsutani’, in: The Asian Art Newspaper, London UK, September 2013, p. 2, 4-5, ill.
Ito, Toyoko, ‘Takesada Matsutani’, in: Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Japan, August 2013, pp. 104-107, ill.
Sender, Hannah, ‘Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth’, in: Asian Art News, Hong Kong, July-August 213, p. 66, ill.
Miller, Alastair, ‘Takesada Matsutani Artist. It is important to have your own space. In it, I try to be honest’, in: The Independent, London UK, 27 July 2013, p. 22, ill.
___, ‘Takesada Matsutani: A Matrix at Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row’, on: www.moussemagazine.it, 8 July 2013, ill.
___, ‘SITC London: Trade Routes, Takesada Matsutani: A Matrix, Thomas & Craighead: Never Odd Or Even’, on: www.artworldnow.com, 25 June 2013, ill.
___, ‘Exhibition Diary’, in: The World of Interiors’, London UK, June 2013, p. 120
___, ‘purple DIARY – Takesada Matsutani’s ‘A Matrix’ SHOW at Hauser & Wirth, London’, on: www.purple.fr/diary, June 2013, ill.
___, ‘Takesada Matsutani ‘A Matrix’’, on: www.dajf.org.uk, 27 June 2013, ill.
___, ‘Review. A Matrix’, on: www.a-n.co.uk, 23 June 2013, ill
___, ‘Calender’, in: The Burlington Magazine’, London UK, June 2013, p. 443, ill.
___, ‘Takesada Matsutani’s ‘A Matrix’, at Hauser & Wirth’, on: www.amodernmatter.com, 24 May 2013, ill.
Marks, Emma, ‘Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth. Exhibition review’, on: www.theupcoming.co.uk, 19 May 2013, ill.
Sherwin, Skye, ‘Takesada Matsutani London’, in: The Guardian, London UK, 18 May 2013, p.36, ill.
Jingwen Wee, Darryl, ‘Gutai Artist Takesada Matsutani Opens New Show at Hauser & Wirth’, on: www.artinfo.com, 17 May 2013, ill.
___, ‘Takesada Matsutani Reflects on the Gutai Movement’, on: www.whitewall.com, 24 April 2013, ill
Caticha, Alicia, ‘Spectacle At The Guggenheim: “Gutai: Slendid Playground”’, on: www.thewild.com, April 2013
Roniger, Taney, ‘Matsutani: Gutai Spirit Forever. Galerie Richard, New York. February 7th – April 20th, 2013’, on: www.concatenations.com, 14 April 2013, ill.
___, ‘Che cosa sta preparando. Takesada Matsutani’, in: Il Corriere delle Sera. Sette, Milan, 26 April 2013, p. 115, ill.
___, ‘MoMA’s Doryun Chong Looks Back on “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant Garde”’, on: www.artinfo.com, 19 March 2013
___, ‘Interview Series: Takesada MATSUTANI’, in: Gallery (monthly art magazine), Japan, no.334, vol.2, 2013

2012 ___, ‘Musuhi no mikoto – Matsutani: The Artist World’, in: Kodahara, Tezukayama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan, no.34, 2012

2011 Castillón, Xavier, ‘Horizon repl’últim de Gutai’, in: E Punt Avui, Spain, 9-8-2011
Clarà, Jesús Martinez, ‘Entre blanco y negro: Takesada Matsutani en Galeria Horizon Colera’, in: Cultura’s de La Vanguardia, Spain, no.483 21-9-2011

2010 ___, ‘Arts Libre’, in: Supplément à La Libre Belgique, Belguium, no.70, 2010
Gómiz, Edward M., ‘Matsutani’s Moment’, in: Art in America, New York, USA, no.5, May 2010

2009 ___, [Cover Art] in: Denver Quartely (University Denver), USA, vol.43, no.2, winter 2009
〔Illustration for Clayton ESHLEMAN’s poem〕, Denver Quartely (University Denver), USA, vol.44, no.1, fall 2009

2008 ___, ’25e Semaine d’art contemporain’, in: Le Saint Mandé Infos, France, no.l50, juin-juillet 2008
___,‘France News Digest’, in: Who’s who, Paris, no.861, 7 August 2008
Batle, Michel, ‘MATSUTANI at Traites Noirs Gallery’, in: Dépêche du Midi, Toulouse, France, 4 December et 27 December 2008
Néves, C., ‘Les oeuvres des enfants de l’atelier d’art au Japon’, in: le Parisien, Paris, 11 March 2008
___,‘Happening lors du vernissage’, in: Montélimar News, France, 30 November 2008

2007 Haramboug, Lydia, ‘Matsutani Cercle’, in: LA Gazette de L’Hotel Drouot, Paris No25, 22 June 2007
Gronier, A., ‘Arts Paintings’, in: Paris Scop, Paris, 27 June-3 July 2007
Peppiatt, M., ‘The Designer Thinks Big in J.Montoya’s Diminutive Flat on Paris’s Rue Jacob’, in: Architectural Digest, USA, September 2007
P.H.,’ Alerte au tsunami T MATSUTANI’, in: Le Sud Quest, Agen, France, 27 September 2007
___,‘Tapis rouge pour le peintre Matsutani-40 ans de carriére’, in: Le Petit Bleu, Agen, France, 27 September 2007

2006 Douniaux, V.,‘L’art contemporain japonais en France’, in: Doki Doki review for the l’Association Japon et Cultture in Lille, France, no.1, May 2006, p.20
___, ‘Matsutani et Rosesz ou l’art du movement’, in: Le Répubicain Lorrain, Metz, France, 30 September 2006
___, ‘Perfection en Question, Sous l’image, la matière (RPT)’, in: La Libre Culture, Bruxelles, Belgique, 11 October 2006

2005 CCM, ‘Exposition: Le retour du Rire Bleu’, in: FIGEAC, France, 2005

2004 ___,‘Notre Coup’, in: OVNI: Le Journal Franco-Japonais de Paris, no.555, 15 November 2004
___,‘Les Mots du Film GUTAI: un film de Luc JEAN BAPTISTE 1954-2004 50e Anniversaire de Gutaï – Japon’, in: CINEMA ZEUXIS, Paris, no.16-20-46, 24 November 2004
Harambourg, Lydia, ‘Matsutani retrouvailles’, in: La Gazette de L’Hotel Drouot, Paris, no.41, 26 November 2004
Séréni, Clotilde, ‘Bouquins d’artistes, exposition à la Bibliothèque Forney de la Galerie Caroline Corre’, in: Le Figaro, Paris, 19 March 2004
___, ‘Galerie Peinture Japonaise’, Le Figaro, Paris, 6 December 2004

2003 Kallos, Jacques, ‘Museum Ephemeral by Montélimar’, in: Le Dauphiné News, France, July 2003
Kishi, Keiko, ‘Matutani Takesada-ten ‘Shikkoku no obi’ hyojo yutakana shiro to kuro [Takesada Matsutani Exhibition ‘Bands of Blackness’, Expressive White and Black]’, in: Mainichi Newspapers (evening), 13 February 2003
Tanaka, Sanzo, ‘‘Kuro’ no fugo ni jidai no yocho ‘Matsutani Takesada-ten’ to ‘Yoshimura Masunobu-ten’ [Code ‘Black’ Predicts our time – Takesada Matsutani Exnibition and Masunobu Yoshimura Exhibition]’, in: Asahi Shimbun (evening), 13 March 2003

2002 ___,‘Celebration 2002 Japan week, an installation by Takesada Matsutani’, in: Art Dekko, Cairns Regional Museum Gallery, Australia, No10, April-May-June, 2002
Owens, Christine, ‘Simplicity, tradition-Matsutani’, in: Cairns News, Cairns, Australia, May 2002
___, ‘Japanese Art’, in: The Sunday Mail, Cairns, Australia, 12 May 2002

2001 Houriez, Jacques, ‘Impressions: Du texte à la représentation, Université de France-Conté Blesse, ronce noire’, in: Coulisses-Revue théâtrale, no.23, January 2001
Garbagnati, Lucile, ‘Blesse, ronce noire, Entretien avec Jacques Falguières et Hélène Lausseur,
Matteur en scéne et adaptatrice’, in: Coulisses-Revue théâtrale, no.23, January 2001
Jouffroy, Alain, ‘MATSUTANI’s Waves’, in: Coulisses-Revue théâtrale, no.23, January 2001
Ogura, Kazuo, ‘Exposition à La Résidence’, in: Nouvelles du Japon, Paris, Premier Trimestre, no.27, 25 December 2001

2000 Charrier-Le Mat, Isabelle, ‘L’Eure à l’heure japonaise Takesada MATSUTANI: noir sur blanc par au
théâtre d’ Evreux, France’, in: Les voix, no.90, Spring, 2000
Falguiére, Jacques, ‘Le décor de Matsutani pour Blesse, ronce noire, drame de Claude-Lois Combet, mis en scene’, in: Les voix, Paris, Spring, No90, 2000
Tsunoi, Naoko, ‘Le Genie de la Bastille par, Portes ouvertes dans le quartier de la Bastille’, in: OVNI: Le Journal Franco-Japonais de Paris, Paris, no.464, 15 September 2000
Hariu, Ichiro, ‘Kyougaku no sakuhin ha koushite umareta Otani-bi de Matutani Takesada-shi no souzou wo saguru tenrankai [This is how the surprising works of art were born: Ohara Museum of Art is holding the Matsutani Takesada Exhibition to look into his creativity]’, in: Kobe Shimbun (evening), Kobe, Japan, 25 March 2000
Onishi, Wakato, ‘Kyokai no kincho to seppakukan ‘hado, Matsutani Takesada-ten’ [Tension and Urgency on a Boundary, ‘Waves: Takesada Matsutani Exhibition’]’, in: Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan, 22 April 2000

1999 ___,‘L’Essential Selon Matsutani’, in: Sud-Ouest Epositions, Jarnac, France, 13 March, 1998 et 17 May 1999
Kato, Mizuho, ‘Stream K-2’, in: Narihira, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Japan, no.35, 1999

1998 Charrie, Isabelle, ‘Deux artistes japonaises en Midi-Pyrénées’, in: Les voix, Paris, Spring, no.82, 1998
___,‘La leçon d’un maitre japonais, Fondation DANAE’, in: Charante Libre, Jarnac, France, no.16.503, 1998

1996 Segi, Shinichi, ‘Magarikado no bijutsu (5) Matsutani Takesada no kuroi ‘eros’ [Art at a Turning Point (5): Black Eros in the Works of Takesada Matsutani’, in: Geijutsukurabu, Film Art Inc., no.17, November – December 1996

1993 Minato, Chihiro, ‘From Abroad Paris ‘Sign, Language, Painting’’, in: Bijutsutecho, Tokyo, Japan, no.698, December 1993

1991 Tanigawa, Atsushi, ‘Hyoso no bouken 12: Matsutani Takesada / doin / kuro to shiro no senryaku [Adventure in the Surface Layer 12: Takesada Matsutani / Incentive / Strategy of Black and White]’, in: Chuo-Koron, Tokyo, Japan, no.106, September 1991
Yoshimura, Yoshio, ‘Nipponjin no jonen tsutaeru kuro no kiseki [Black Trajectory projects Japanese pathos]’, in: Asahi Shimbun, Japan, 6 April 1991

1990 Piguet, Philippe, ‘Dessins de Sculpteurs, Galerie Gennevilliers’, in: Art Press, no.l49, 1990

1989 Kimura, Shigenobu, ‘Kansai bunka oini kataru [Talk a lot about Kansai Culture]’,in: Yomiuri Shinbun, Tokyo, Japan, 1 January 1989
Santa, Haruo, ‘Futeikei no chikara ga…Bijutsu Matsutani Takesada-ten [Arts: Takesada Matsutani Exhibition – The Power of Amorphous…]’, in: Mainishi Newspapers (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 13 January 1989

1988 ‘Region Corbeil-Essonne, Un Centre d’Art contemporain’, in: Kanal Magazin, Paris, no.40, December 1988

1987 Dray, Anne-Christine, ‘Matsutani, Galerie Keller’, in: Kanal Magazin, Paris, no.33-34, 1987

1986 Kora. B.M, ‘Bastille’, in: Kanal Magazin, Paris, January 1986
Bataillon, Françoise, ’100 Expositions, Matsutani à la Galerie Monochrome, Aix La
Chapelle’, in: Art Press, Paris, 1986
Yoshimura, Yoshio, ‘Yojigen kara shiro to kuro dakeno hyogen – Imamo tsuyoi Matsutani Takesada [White and Black, a Monochrome Expression From an Extra Dimension – Takesada Matsutani is Still Strong]’, in: Nippon-bijitsi-kogei, Japan, no.574, July 1986
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Matsutani Takesada-ten, ‘Dynamic’ na kuro no ‘drama’ [Takesada Matsutani Exhibition: The Drama of Black with Dynamism]’, in: Sankei Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan, 6 October 1986

1985 Kobeco, Joho, ‘Sosaku eno michi – taidan: S.W. Hayter, Matsutani Takesada [The Road to Creation: Dialogue between S.W. Hayter and Takesada Matsutani]’, Kobe, Japan, no.31, March 1985
Tanaka, Yukito, ‘Kamokusa no nakani fushigina kaitai-geki Matsutani Takesada-ten [A Strange Drama of Desolution in his Tasiturnity – Takesada Matsutani Exhibition]’, in: Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyo, Japan, 14 March 1985

1984 Kitabgi, Rayhanat , ‘Le Souffle de Matsutani sous une couche de mine de plomb’, in: Textile / Art Language, Paris, 1984
Regan, Kate, ‘Matsutani at Soker-Kaseman Gallery’, in: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 September, 1984

1983 Takahashi, Toru, ‘Itten issaku: Matsutani Takesada ‘Stream-7’ [One Exhibition, One Piece: Takesada Matsutani ‘Stream-7’]’, in: Nippon-bijutsu-kogei, Japan, no.538, July 1983
Yoshimura, Yoshio, ‘Black and White Evokes a Sense of Urgency – Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Two-Dimensional Works’, in: Asahi Shimbun (evening), Tokyo, Japan, June 1983
Nagasawa, Setsuko and Schenker, Christian, ‘Kunst und Kunstvertändnis in Japan’, in: Kunst-Bulletin, Bern, Switzerland, 7 August 1983

1982 Tanaka, Yukito, ‘Gendai bijutsu no ima yameru ‘canvas’ no yocho – Matsutani Takesada ten [A Sign of Ailing Canvas of Contemporary Art – Takesada Matsutani Exhibition]’, in: Misho, no.337, June 1982
Thlbeau, Alice, ‘The White Space of Active Creation’, in: Visual Art, San Francisco, USA, 1982
Tanaka, Yukito, ‘Dokusou-teki na ibutsu ga semaru [Approach of Extraneous Materials of Originality]’, in: Mainichi Newspapers (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 27 April 1982

1981 ___,‘Takesada Matsutani UN MONDE NOIR’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.477, February 1981
Abe, Nobuo, ‘Tenpyo: Enpitsu niyoru kuro no sekai [World in Black by Graphite Pencil]’, in: Bijyutsutecho, no.479, April 1981

1980 Nakajima, Tokuhiro, ‘Chokusen to ryudo ‘kuro no jojo’ Matsutani Takesada-ten [Line and Stream ‘Lyrical Black’ – Takesada Matsutani Exhibition’, in: Yomiuri Shimbun(evening), Tokyo, Japan, 28 November 1980

1979 Takahashi, Toru, ‘Art Now ’79’, in: Sankei Shimbun, Osaka, Japan, 19 February 1979

1978 Takahiko, Okada, ‘High-fidelity color: Takesada Matsutani Interview’, in: Hanga Geijutsu, no.20, January 1978

1977 Takahashi, Toru, ‘Tenpyo kansai: Matsutani Takesada ten [Exhibition Review: Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.418, March 1977
Noda, Tetsuya, ‘Dai-go-kai Eikoku kokusai hanga ‘biennale’ shinsa-hokoku [Evaluation Report of the 5th British International Print Biennale]’, in: Hanga Geijutsu, no.16, Winter 1977

1976 Takami, Kenshiro, ‘Tenpyo Matsutani Takesada ten [Exhibition Review: Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.414, December 1976
Masaharu, Ono, ‘Takesada Matsutani’, in: Gallery Murakami News, no.3, 1976
Woimont, Francoise, ‘Actualité de L’Estampe Japonaise’, in: Novelles de L’Estampe, Paris, no.27, 1976
Kameda, Masao, ‘Shinka-shita shiro no ‘objet’ [Deepening White Object]’, in: Mainichi Newspapers (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 3 November 1976
Ikeda, Hiroshi, ‘Bijutsu ‘nan’ ‘kou’ no kinko Matsutani Takesada-ten [Art: Balance of soft and hard, Takesada Matsutani Exhibition]’, in: Asahi Shimbun (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 4 December 1976

1975 Kurokawa, Akira, ‘Yureugoku sekai no kokusai-hangaten [Wavering International Prints Exhibitions around the World]’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.389, January 1975
Yoshiyuki, Fuji, ‘Tenpyo kansai: Matsutani Takesada at Gallery Coco’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.390, February 1975
Yoshiyuki, Fuji, ‘Tenrankaihyo Kansai: Hayter, Matsutani Takesada Futari-ten [Exhibition Review Kansai: Hayter and Takesada Matsutani, Two Persons Exhibition]’, in: Print Art, no.19, 1975
Haruo, Minami, ‘Tenrankaihyo: Matsutani Takesada ten [Exhibition Review: Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Print Art, no.20, April 1975
___,‘Le Nouvelle Observatoire’, no.559, 28 July-3 August 1975

1974 Kameda, Masao, ‘Nippon ‘serigraph’ sakka taikei: bijutsu-hyoronka ga eranda Nippon no daihyoteki ‘silkscreen’ sakka kono junin, kodokuna gendaijin ‘silhouette’ wo tsukuru [Serigraph Artists System in Japan: 10 Japanese Representative Silk-screen Printmakers Selected by Art Critics – Create the Silhouette of Solitary Modern Humans]’, in: Hanga Geijutsu, no.5, Spring 1974
Gilmore, Pat, ‘Winner of the Biennale in Bradford’, in: Arts Review, London, no.441, 1974
Kameda, Masao, ‘Review: Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Prints – Searching for the Original Image’, in: Mainichi Newspapers (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 6 November 1974

1973 ___,‘Matsutani Takesada niyoru 1917-nen ‘Paris’ shashin-ten [1917 Paris Photo Show by Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.364, February 1973
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Itten-issaku Matsutani Takesada ‘Aka to ao no kousei’ [One Exhibition One Piece: Takesada Matsutani ‘Red and Blue Configuration’]’, in: Nippon Bijutsu- kogei, no.413, February 1973
Kameda, Masao, ‘Senmonka ga eranda junin [Specialist Selection of Ten Artists]’, in: Hanga Geijutsu, no.1, Spring 1973

1971 ___,‘Group / Solo Exhibitions’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.338, January 1971 (extra edition)
___,‘Kno-hito Kono-toki Matsutani Takesada [This Person at This Time: Takesada Matsutani]’, in: All Kansai, no.59, January 1971
Miki, Tamon, ‘Tokyo-hangatenpyo ‘Paris’ no Matsutani Takesada [Review of Prints Exhibitions in Tokyo: Takesada Matsutani in Paris’, in: Kikan-Hanga, no.11, Spring 1971
Miki, Tamon, ‘Tokyo-hangatenpyo [Review of Prints Exhibitions in Tokyo’, in: Kikan-Hanga, no.12, Summer 1971
Inui, Yoshiaki, ‘Kansai-hangatenpyo [Review of Prints Exhibitions in Kansai Region]’, in: Kikan-Hanga, no.14, Winter 1971
Hidaka, Teru, ‘Kotenhyo (Kansai) [Review of Solo Exhibitions in Kansai Region]’, in: Nippon Bijutsu, 1971
‘Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Prints’, in: Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyo, Japan, 14 January, 1971
‘Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Prints’, in: Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyo, Japan, 14 January, 1971

1970 Takahashi, Toru, ‘Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Prints’, in: Sankei, Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan, 10 November 1970
Ogura, Tadao, ‘Tokyo-hangatenpyo [Review of Prints Exhibitions in Tokyo], in: Kikan-Hanga, no.7, Spring 1970
Miki, Tamon, (selection), ‘Art Chronicle’, in: Mizue, no.783, April 1970
Bouchon, Michelle, ’2éme Biennale Internationale de l’estampe’, in: Kikan-Hanga, no.9, Autumn 1970
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Itten-issaku Matsutani Takesada [One Exhibition One Piece: by Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Nippon-bijutsu- kogei, no.387, December 1970
Kameda, Masao, ‘Takesada Matsutani Exhibition of Prints’, in: Mainichi Newspapers (evening), Tokyo, Japan, 19 November 1970

1969 Inui, Yoshiaki, ‘Kansai-hangatenhyo [Review of Prints Exhibitions in Kansai Region]’, in: Kikan-Hanga, no.3, Spring 1969
Inui, Yoshiaki, ‘Takesada Matsutani: Propagation S-4-A’, in: Bijutsutecho, Tokyo, no.319, November 1969

1968 Gilmore, Pat, “Graphics”, in: Arts Review, London, no.370, 1968
Millet, Catherine, ‘Jeune Peinture, millésinme 69, Jeuness comme parti pris, enquéte’, in: Les Lettres Françaises, 1968

1966 Akane, Kazuo, ‘Geppyo: Kansai koten [Monthly Review: Solo Exhibitions in Kansai Region]’, in: Bijutsutecho, Tokyo, no.262, January 1966
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Kansai no zenei: Mukai Shuji, Maekawa Tsuyoshi, Matsutani Takesada [Avant-garde in Kansai: Shuji Mukai, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani]’, in: Nippon-bijutsu- kogei, Japan, no.335, August 1966
___, ‘Kansai gendai bijutsu no konnichi [Contemporary Art in Kansai Today]’, in: All Kansai, Kansai, no.8, October 1966
Inui, Yoshiaki, ‘Jinbutsu sobyo: Futsu-seifu-ryugakusei-Mainichi-bijutsu-‘concour’ isseki no Matsutani Takesada shi [Portrait: Takesada Matsutani, the first-prize winner of the 1st Mainichi Art Competition and who will be granted by the French government to stay in France]’, in: Bijutsutecho, Tokyo, no.274, November 1966
___, ‘Dai-junanakai Gutai bijutsu ten [the 17th Gutai Art Exhibition]’, in: SD, no.23, November 1966
___, ‘Kitai no hito – Paris ryugaku de shiya wo hirogeru: Matsuani Takesada [Up-and-coming Person – Takesada Matsutani: Broaden His Perspective while staying in Paris]’, in: All Kansai, no.11, vol.1, 1966
Takahashi, Toru, ‘Pura-‘art’ ten [Exhibition: The Art of Plastic]’, in: Nippon-bijutsu-kogei, no.338,
November 1966
Akane, Kazuo, ‘Geppyo: Kansai koten [Monthly Review: Solo Exhibitions in Kansai Region]’, in: Bijutsutecho, no.276, December 1966

1965 Akane, Kazuo, ‘‘Nul’1965 kokusai-ten to ‘Gutai’ [1965 International Exhibition ‘Nul’ and ‘Gutai’]’, in: Gendai-bijutsu, Tokyo, no.6, August 1965
Langsner, Jules, ‘Gutai: An on the spot report’, in: Art International, Lugano, vol.IX, no.13, 1965
Akane, Kazuo, ‘Takesada Matsutani Solo Exhibition’, in: Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan, 3 October 1965
Ito, Makoto, ‘Takesada Matsutani: The Effect of Bumps and Crinkles’, Kobe Shimbun, Japan, 21 October 1965

1963 Takahashi, Toru, ‘Matsutani Takesada koten (Gutai Pinacotheca Osaka) [Takesada Matsutani Solo Exhibition at the Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka]’, in: Nippon-bijutsu- kogei, Tokyo, no.303, December 1963
‘Matsutani Takesada koten (Kobe Daiwa-garo) [Takesada Matsutani Solo Exhibition at the Gallery Daiwa, Kobe]’, in Nippon-bijutsu-kogei, Tokyo, no.327, December 1963
Okuchi, ‘Dokusoteki na sakuhin Matsutani Takesada koten [Originative Art Works: Takesada Matsutani Solo Exhibition]’, in: Osaka Nichinichi Shimbun, Japan, 8 October 1963
Ito, Makoto, ‘Takesada Matsutani Exhibition’, in: Kobe Shimbun, Japan, 8 October 1963

1960 ___,‘The 9th Gutai Art Exhibition’, Gutai, no.11, 1960

1959 ___,‘Dai rokkai shin-nippon-bijutsuten kobo dantai heno kiseki he [On the path to the publicly offered Exhibition of 6th Society for the New Fine Arts’, in: Shin-nippon- bijutsu, July 1959

The Artist’s Publications

2012 ___,‘“Time”, Art and Memories (bulletin report)’, Tatsuno: Tatsuno Art Project 2012, 2012

2011 ___,‘In Memory of Sadamasa Motonaga’, Tokyo: The New Art Journal, No.1265, 2011

2010 ___,‘Inheriting Jiro Yoshihara’s Spirit’, (brochure), Nishinomiya: Kwansei Gakuin University Museum Planning Office, 2010

2006 ___,‘Matsutani par lui-même / Matsutani by Matsutani, Art Absolument’, Paris, autumn 2006

2005 ___,‘From the Atelier 17 to Outotsu, Atelier OUTOTSU 1975-2005, Nishinomiya: Atelier Outotsu, November 2005

2002 ___,‘Time of Stream’, Osaka: Museum News: The National Museum of Art, no.116, 2002-5
___,‘Time of Stream’, Paris: Journal Japon, no. 177, September-October 2002

2001 ___,‘Fondation D.A.N.A.E. Europe’, Kobe: Message World by MUSSOKAN, vol.42, 10 October 2001

1999 ___,‘My master Shosaku Arao’, Okawa: Shosaku Arao, exhibition catalogue, Okawa Museum of Art, 1999

1998 ___,‘JOURNAL JAPON’, Paris, no.l50, 1998

1996 ___,‘Matsutani’, Michigan: Sulfur, Eastern University of Michigan, no.38, 1996

1994 ___,‘Tomiyo Sugitani’s prints’, Hiroshima: Tomiyo Sugitani’s Exhibition Catalogue, 1994

1987 ___, Aix-en-Provence: Banana Split, France, no. 19,1987

1983 ___,‘Tadao Ando’s Architecture, Exhibition of Tadao Ando in Paris’, Kobe: Kobe Life Magazine, Journal, Editions No.55.1983
___,‘Noir-Kuro’, Aix-en-Provence: Banana Sprit, 10 September 1983

1982 ___,‘Notes by Matsutani’, Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1982

1975 ___,‘Personal Experinces at Hayter’s Assistant’, Tokyo: Hanga Geijutsu, Abe Publishing Co., no.10, 1975

Diverse Publications

2012 ___,‘Art Absolument, no.50, Spécial 10 ans, notre selection’, Paris: 101 Meilleúrs Artistés Contemporains en France, 2002-2012
___,‘20 years of the Horizon Gallery’, Colera: Galerie d’Art Horizon, 2012

2011 Durdilly, Hélène, ‘Rehauts 28, 2011’, Paris, 2011
___,‘Creativity versus Art, Outer Horizons Art & Philosophy’, Colera: Galeria d’Art Horizon, no.3, 2011
Fujino, Tadatoshi, ‘A New Perspective, Gutai through the Eyes of Fujino, Tadatoshi’, Japan: Koumyakusha, Miyazaki, 2011

2010 ___,‘Axel vervoordt esprit wabi’, France: Flammarior, France, 2010

2007 ___,‘Kaneko Art Tokyo 2007’, Tokyo: Kaneko Art, Japan, 2007

2005 ___,‘Édition Nitabah 2005’, France: Édition Nitabah, 2005

2004 Hirai, Shoichi, ‘What’s GUTAI’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Publications, 2004

2003 ___,‘Kaneko Art Tokyo 2003’, Tokyo: Kaneko Art, 2003
___,‘110 works from the collection of Osaka City Museum of Modern Art II Paintings, Photographs, Design works’, Osaka: Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, 2003
___,‘Masterpieces of Otani Memorial Art Museum’, Nishinomiya: Otani Memorial Art Museum, 2003, p.53

2002 ___,‘Selected works from the collection of Hyogo prefectural Museum of Art’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2002

2000 ___,‘Striped House Museum of art 1981-2000’, Striped House Museum, 2000

1998 ___,‘Ashiya City Museum of Art & History 1989 to 1997’, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, 1998

1996 ___,‘Collection, Himeji City Museum of Art’, Japan: Himeji City Museum of Art, 1996

1995 Borel, France, ‘Japan, gravure de tête, Alentoures’, Belgium: Edition Tendam, 1995
Drucker, Johanna, ‘The Century of Artist Books’, New York: Granary Books, 1995

1992 ___,‘Catalogue of collections, Miyagi Museum of Art 1992’, Japan: The Miyagi Museum of Art, 1992

1989 Van Houten, Kate, ‘Steams’, Massachusetts: Gallery Keller and Pitney Bowes, 1989
___,‘Catalogue of collection, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art’, Japan: Hiroshima city museum of contemporary art, 1989
___,‘The Yamamura collection complete works’, Kobe: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1989

1985 Mace, Gerard, ‘Où grandissent Les Pierres’, Saint-Clément-de-Rivière: Editions Fata Morgana, 1985

1975 Blakemore, Frances, ‘Who’s Who in Modem Japanese Prints’, New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1975

Films

2009 ___,‘MATSUTANI 2’, Osaka: Ra Ra project, The Creative House, 2009

2008 Pele, Gérard, Jubbard, P., ‘MATSUTANI moi-même’, Paris: L’université de Paris-1, 2, 2008

2007 ___,‘MATSUTANI 1’, Osaka: Ra Ra project, The Creative House, 2007

2002 Jean-Baptist , L., and Jubbard, P., ‘GUTGAI’, Normandy: Atelier Cinèma de Normandy, 2002
Jean-Baptist , L., and Jubbard, P., ‘Matsutani, Les chants du temps’, Normandy: Atelier Cinèma de Normandy, 2002

Awards

1984 Purchase Award, 6th Europian Print Biennial, Mulhouse, France

1974 Purchase Award, 5th Miedzynarodoωe Biennial of Printmaking, Cracow

1973 Special Edition Purchase Award, 1st CCAC World Print Competition ’73’, Museum of Art, San Francisco

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