Kishio Suga

Kishio Suga (born 1944 in Morioka, Japan, lives and works in Ito), a key figure in Japanese contemporary art, is one of the leading figures of the Mono-ha movement, whose artists explored the encounter between natural and industrial materials in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In his work, Suga investigates the physical presence and relationship of these combinations with the environment by building site-specific installations open to the possibility of fragmentation and ephemeral states. By employing organic and readymade materials, Suga creates intimate pieces sparked with improvisational energy that reflects the physical act of their construction.

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Kishio Suga - Situations
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Catalogue of the first European retrospective dedicated to a major figure in Japanese contemporary art. Situations focuses on Suga's entire career, among the prime movers of 1960s group Mono-ha, and documenting over twenty of his installations, dating from 1969 to the present.

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