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Takesada Matsutani

Accompanying a major survey of Takesada Matsutani’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 26 June to 23 September 2019, this catalog fully illustrates the exhibition’s artworks ranging from 1958 to 2019, and features multiple texts. Beginning with an introduction from Centre Pompidou Director Bernard Blistène and President Serge Lasvignes, the book continues with an essay by the museum’s Chief Curator Christine Macel. Valérie Douniaux, who has been working with the artist’s archives since 2014, overviews the ‘Stream’ works, a series of activated performance pieces begun in 1980. Writer Yves Peyré offers a poetic view of the artist’s practice in relation to Japanese traditions. Finally, Toshio Yamanashi, Director of the Osaka National Museum of Art, contributes an essay focusing on the main gestures in Matsutani’s work.

Publication Details

  • Texts by Valérie Douniaux, Christine Macel, Yves Peyré, and Toshio Yamanashi
  • Preface by Bernard Blistène and Serge Lasvignes
  • Edited by Valérie Douniaux and Christine Macel
  • Translations of essays by Christine Macel and Valérie Douniaux: Leo Stephen Torgoff
  • Translation of essay by Yves Peyré: Jennifer K. Dick
  • Translation from Japanese to English: Christopher Stephens
  • Translation from Japanese to French: Isabelle Charrier
  • Book design: Damien Saatdjian
  • Co-published with Centre Pompidou
  • English and French
  • Hardcover
  • 31.75 x 23.5 cm
  • 240 pages
  • 978-3-906915-35-7
  • £35 / $40 / EUR 40
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