Kishio Suga: Notes 1967–2008
Kishio Suga is widely and internationally acclaimed as one of the leading artists of the Mono-ha, which emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s and brought a major art movement in Japan. His works explore the interdependency and its transformation between things, places, people and others through the simple act of arranging, assembling, and setting up materials from our surroundings, such as stone, wood, metal, rope, and water. Along with his creation process, Suga has always kept notes that form the basis of his artistic career; he has always organized and developed his thoughts by writing, beginning from his inspiration of ideas to the conception of his work. This publication contains pages selected by the artist from the twenty notebooks he had written between 1967 and 2008. Some excerpted texts are also reproduced in print (in Japanese). A total of 704 pages are inscribed with the origin of Kishio Suga’s creation, the artist who continues to confront and question the logic of this world.
|704 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese|