Takesada Matsutani, the first Los Angeles solo exhibition for the Osaka-born, Paris-based artist, will be held at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Opening 1 July 2017 and coinciding with the debut of his commissioned works at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Takesada Matsutani is an illuminating survey that spans the artist’s career, which began with his participation in the Gutai Art Association and evolved to express the complexities of a life lived between Japan and France.
The exhibition features 34 works from three distinct periods: 1960s Gutai-era pieces never before shown outside of Japan, one of the artist’s largest installations from 1983, and a new pre-figuration of his 2017 Venice Biennale project.
Organized with Olivier Renaud-Clement, this exhibition offers an expansive look at Matsutani’s unique visual language of form and materials. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures engage themes of the eternal and echo the endless cycles of life and death, revealing the influence of the ethos of Gutai on the artist’s early experimentation and its lasting impact today. The exhibition will also include a site-specific floor work, continuing a long-standing performative aspect of artist’s practice. Matsutani will create this piece in the South gallery of Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
Takesada Matsutani Exhibition
Date: 1st July – 17th September, 2017
Open: 11:00 – 18:00 (Thursday till 20:00)
Closed on Monday
Place: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Address: 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Tel: +1 213 943 1620