This is the most comprehensive survey to date of work by Atsuko Tanaka, striking an unprecedented balance between all aspects of her practice.
Ranging from her earliest gestures, including documentation of Gutai performances in the 1950s, to paintings made shortly before her death in 2005.
Through variety it conveys a remarkable consistency of vision, connecting art and everyday life as we know it. It articulates an artistic proposition that makes Tanaka one of the most important figures of the Japanese post-war avant-garde.
Published alongside exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, July – September 2011; EACC, October – December 2011; MOT, February – March 2011.
English and Spanish text.