Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis
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Mike Kelley, Hiroko Kudo, Tetsumi Kudo
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2009
out of print
Born in Japan, Kudo first gained notoriety in the Tokyo art scene of the late 50s. He immigrated to Paris in 1962, working in a range of media–objects, sculpture, installation, drawing and painting–and presenting numerous Happenings and performances. Kudo’s work and activities intersect with many important postwar artistic trends–including French Nouveau Realisme, Fluxus, Pop art, 60s anti-art tendencies and 80s Postmodernism. Throughout his life and career, Kudo remained particularly Japanese while his art and vision were consistently and uniquely transcultural, internationalist and cosmopolitan. This exhibition catalogue includes an essay examining Kudo’s philosophy, the evolution of his artistic vocabulary and his place in art history by curator Doryun Chong; a reflection by artist Mike Kelley; a selection of Kudo’s writings, interviews with the artist and other historical criticism; and an illustrated chronology by Hiroko Kudo.