Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to present an exhibition surveying the bold and experimental work of renowned Japanese avant-garde collective Gutai (1954–72). Since 2005, the gallery has been at the forefront of promoting understanding of Gutai in the United States and Europe, and our Chelsea gallery has been especially extended for this exhibition to 15,000 sq. ft. to accommodate over seventy largescale works by eleven artists—many of which are being exhibited in the United States for the first time.
Museum quality in both scale and caliber of works on view, and featuring loans from the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Dallas Museum of Art, this will be the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the founding generation of Gutai artists during the pivotal period between 1953–59, during which they forged an ethos of artistic experimentation, freedom, and individuality in the wake of the Second World War.
The reenactment of Saburo Murakami’s Iriguchi (Entrance), a ceremonial passing-through of golden paper screens at high speed, performed boldly and po…Watch Now
Gutai: 1953-1959 coincides with the release of three new documentary films produced by Documentary Japan for Fergus McCaffrey. Exploring the lives and work of …Watch Now