Gutai Art Association

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Jirō Yoshihara, Work (Colored Chickens), 1956.
Atsuko Tanaka wearing Denkifuku [Electric Dress] (1956) at 2nd Gutai Art Exhibition, Ohara Kaikan, Tokyo, October 1956. Pompidou.
Saburō Murakami, Sakuhin (Tsuka) [Passage], 1956. Performance at 2nd Gutai Art Exhibition, Ohara Hall, Tokyo, October 1956. 1994 video.
Gutai Art Association, Gutai Card Box, 1962. Wood, aluminum, acrylic board, and buzzer, 182.9 × 91.4 × 91.4 cm. Courtesy Mukai Shūji. Installation view at 11th Gutai Art Exhibition, Takashimaya department store, Osaka, 17-22 April 1962.

The Gutai Art Association (1954–72) was an avant-garde collective of 17 original member artists, formed by artist, critic, and teacher Jirō Yoshihara, along with Shōzō Shimamoto, in the cosmopolitan town of Ashiya, near Osaka, in western Japan. Yoshihara's primary directive to the membership was, "Do something no one's ever done before." In the summer of 2012, the National Art Center in Tokyo exhibited Gutai: Spirit of an Era, the first major retrospective examination of the movement in the nation's capital.

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  • Jiro Yoshihara, "Gutai bijustsu sengen (Gutai Manifesto)", Geijutsu Shincho 7:12, Dec 1956, pp 202-204. (Japanese)
    • trans. Reiko Tomii in Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky, ed. Alexandra Munroe, New York: Harry N. Abrams, and New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1994, p 370. (English)

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