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November 17, 2015

Tribute to Fujiko Shiraga: Walking a straight way with Kazuo at Amagasaki Cultural Center

The Amagasaki Cultural Center presents the exhibition ‘Tribute to Fujiko Shiraga: Walking a straight way with Kazuo’ to celebrate the life and work of Fujiko Shiraga, who passed away earlier this year, in both her role as wife to Kazuo Shiraga and as an artist in her own right. The exhibition will be on view through March 21, 2016.
October 27, 2015

Hiroko Ikegami on Fujiko Shiraga
(1928 – 2015)

Artforum

Despite Fujiko’s modesty, I sensed from this short conversation her pride in what she once created. Although she’s less known than other female Gutai members, such as Atsuko Tanaka and Tsuruko Yamazaki, the situation is changing, and rightly so. Her work was included in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s epoch-making exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground” in 2013 in New York, and Fergus McCaffrey held “Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga” this past spring also in New York, the first exhibition devoted to the couple. Showing fifteen works by Fujiko, including ones that were discovered in Kazuo’s studio after his death, the latter exhibition offered a good starting point to understand her talent and bring her the recognition she deserves. Read More
June 8, 2015

Kazuo Shiraga

ARTFORUM

Review on Kazuo Shiraga by Joan Kee Download
May 5, 2015

“Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga” at Fergus McCaffrey

BlouinArtinfo by Darryl Wee

'“Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga” is the first in-depth exhibition to juxtapose the works of Kazuo Shiraga with those of his wife, including 15 early works by Fujiko dating from 1955-1961 that were only recently rediscovered following Kazuo’s death in 2008.' Read More
October 13, 2017

FIAC 2017: Top galleries in “Avenue Winston Churchill, On Site”

BLOUINARTINFO

FIAC 2017, the International Art Fair exhibiting the best Contemporary Art galleries of the world, awaits its grand opening on October 19 in Paris. This year FIAC will have two sub-sections, Avenue Winston Churchill and Petit Palais, showcasing outdoor works featuring seminal works by the most prominent galleries all over the world. These two sub-sections fall in FIAC’s new sub division of “On Site” that was introduced last year. Read More
September 5, 2017

Marcia Hafif: Upcoming Museum Shows in Switzerland

Opening at Kunsthaus Baselland: Thursday 14th September, 6:30 PM

The MARCIA HAFIF exhibition is created in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (MARCIA HAFIF: September 16-January 14, 2018) and the Kunsthaus Baselland in Muttenz (MARCIA HAFIF: September 15–November 12, 2017).
Hafif (b.1929, USA, living in New York and Laguna Beach) is among the pioneers of the 1970s who fundamentally broadened con­ceptions of the practice of painting and under­standing of art per se. Since the 1980s, terms like ‘radical’ have been used to describe Hafif’s work with monochrome painting. The pencil on paper drawings, vertical pencil marks cover­ ing a surface, begun in 1972, led to the ver­tical stroke in paint. Her work in both mediums still continues, fitting within what she calls The Inventory. Each series included in The Inventory develops a single medium using tra­ditional methods and materials for making paint and preparing a ground. Individual works in a series can be larger or smaller, and usually are made with vertical brush­strokes, with which the effects of unmixed colours on a suit­able painting ground are sounded out. Works from the series that may be her most radical will be exhibited at the Kunsthaus Baselland: the Black Paintings (1979/80) in which she found black by layering ultramarine blue and burnt umber. There will also be photographs and films on display.
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