The Art Newspaper by Matthew WilcoxCrucial in Gutai’s sudden boom, in McCaffrey’s view, was the fact that the group had essentially been ignored in the US since the 1950s. “Look at the market for Italian post-war work, or back to the late 1980s, when the German Neo-Expressionists started to make an impact in the US. There are these discrepancies in information and knowledge that pop up.” Read More
Wall Street InternationalToshio Yoshida (1928-1997) adopted the mantra of Jiro Yoshihara—“Do what has never been done before”—to explore the intersection of painting and performance, and was one of the great original thinkers and innovators of Gutai alongside Kazuo Shiraga, Sadamasa Motonaga, Atsuko Tanaka, Shozo Shimamoto, and Saburo Murakami. The exhibition at McCaffrey begins with a selection of Burn Paintings from 1954, which Yoshida created through searing and scaring plywood panels with a soldering iron, or with red hot coals. Read More
Hyperallergic by Edward M. GómezEven for viewers familiar with the diversity of art forms cooked up by the Gutai artists and the attitudes that informed them, much of what is on display in this Yoshida show may come as a surprise. Read More
The Sydney Morning Herald by John McDonaldFergus McCaffrey of New York joined the party with work by the late Toshio Yoshida (1928-97), a Japanese abstract artist of the Gutai group – a movement now attracting worldwide attention. Read More
Opening at Kunsthaus Baselland: Thursday 14th September, 6:30 PMThe 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).
The New York Times by Nancy PrincenthalThe lovely, spacious Fields Sculpture Park at the Omi International Art Center in Ghent holds nearly 80 works, many installed long term, by Dennis Adams, Donald Baechler, Dove Bradshaw, Folkert de Jong, Donald Lipski, Richard Nonas, Alison Saar and others. The park is open daily. Read More