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Ushio Shinohara

Pictures

Texts

Boxing-Painting Performances

 

Biography

1932 Born in Tokyo
1953-57 Attended Tokyo University of Fine Arts (Geidai), Majored in oil painting
Reacted against the institution’s formalistic approach and did not complete final requirements for graduation
1960 Founding member of “Neo-Dada Organizers”
1969 Received JDR 3 Fund Grant to visit the United States, New York City and has lived there ever since
2007 48th Mainichi Art Prize

 

Solo-Exhibitions (Selection)

2008 “Murder of Oiran in Blood”, Galerie oko, Berlin
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo (’81 ’83 ’84 ’87 ’88 ‘90 ’91 ’95’ 98’ 01 ’02 ’05 ‘07)
2007 “Ushio Shinohara and Chu Enoki”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
2005 “Boxing Paintings & Motorcycle Sculptures”, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
“SHINOHARA”, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
2003 Ise Cultural Foundation, New York
2001 Fuchu Art Museum
1995 Toyama Shimin Praza Art Gallery, Toyama
1993 MOMA contemporary, Fukuoka
1992 Travelling Exhibition “SHINOHARA Ushio”:
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Tokushima Modern Art Museum
Tsukashin Hall
Hara Museum ARC
1988 Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angels
1984 Kawasaki IBM Gallery, Kanagawa
1983 Emba Culture Hall, Tokyo
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
1982 Japan Society Gallery, New York
1966 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1965 Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo (‘66)
1959 Komatsu Gallery, Tokyo

 

Group-Exhibitions (Selection)

2007 “‘Things’ in Art of the 20th Century & Beyond”, The National Art Center, Toyko
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
“Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artist in N.Y.”, Japan Society Gallery
2006 Shusaku Arakawa, Yayoi Kusama & Ushio Shinohara, Chiba City Museum of Art
2005 “Shuzo Takiguchi - Dream Driftages”, Setagaya Art Museum
2004-05 “Period of Copy from Duchamp to Morimura”, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
Travelling Exhibition “Marcel Duchamp and 20th century Art”:
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Yokohama Museum of Art
Travelling Exhibition “TRACES - Body and Thought in Post-war Art”
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2002 “Pop! Pop!! Pop!!!”, The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
The Museum of Modern Art, Niigata
“20 th Century. Art Recognized a False Image”, Hiratsuka Museum of Art
2001 “Shuzo Takiguchi - DreamDriftages”, Toyama Kenminkaikan Art Museum, Toyama
2000 “Homage to Taro Okamoto from 7 artist”, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art
“Art Creats”, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum
“Metamorphosis-analysing the paper”, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum
“PROCESS/REPROCESS Japan and the West”, Leslie Tonkonow, New York
1998-99 Travelling Exhibition: “Out of Action 1949-1979”
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Barcelona Modern Art Museum
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1998 “Neo-Dada Japan 1958-1998”, Art Praza, Oita
1997 “Summer in Japan 1960-1964”, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
“Let’s go Ukiyoe”, Mitaka City Art Gallery, Tokyo
1995 “Neo-Dada ”, Conpal Hall, Oita
1994 Travelling Exhibition: “Avant-Garde of Japanese Post-war”:
Yokohama Museum of Art
Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1993 Photo Exhibition of Neo-Dada, Fukuoka Art Museum
Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
1991 “Western Paintings in Showa”, Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo
“Object/Poem - from thinking Objects to GOMI ART”, Itabashi Art Museum
“Part 3: Post-war Art – its rebirth and development”, The Miyagi Art Museum
“Japanese Anti-Art: Now and Then”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
1990-91 Travelling Exhibition “Art Kite” organized by the Goethe Institute:
Haus der Kunst, München
Kunstsammlung Nordrheinwestfalen, Düsseldorf
Deichtorhalle, Hamburg
Nationalgalerie Berlin
1990 “Figure of Human, Figure of Beauty”, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art
“Streams of Modern Art ”, the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1989 Phantom Yamamura Collections, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
1988 Travelling Exhibition in Japanese Art Museums: “Art Kite”
1986 “Modern Art in Asia”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul
Travelling Exhibition: Setagaia Museum und Tochigi Municipal Museum
“Japon des Avant Gardes 1910-1970”, Centre Georges Pompidou
1985 The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Australian Center of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
“Restructure: Japanese Avant-Garde 1945-1965”, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
1984 “20 years of Modern Paintings”, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
1983 “Modern Realism”, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
“1960 - Starting Point to Versatility”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Newark Museum, New York
1982 “Takiguchi Shuzo and Post-war Art”, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1981 The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1980 The National Museum of Art, Osaka
1979 “Japan Today”, World Trade Center, New York
1976 Sculpture Center New York (‘79)
1975 Toyko Central Museum, Seibu Musuem
1973 “Japanese Artists in America”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
1969 the 9th “Contemporary Japanese Art” Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1968 the 8th “Contemporary Japanese Art” Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1967 the 9 th “Japan International Art” Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Musèe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1966 “New Generations of Modern Art”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1965 The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
1960 the 1st “Neo-Dadaism Organizers” Exhibition, Ginza Gallery, Tokyo
the 2nd “Neo-Dada” Exhibition, Yoshimura Masunobu Atelier, Tokyo
the 3rd “Neo-Dada” Exhibition, Hibiyapark Gallery, Tokyo
1955-63 the “Yomiuri Independent Exhibition”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

 

Boxing-Painting Performances (Selection)

2007 “Live Art Festival”, Carlton University in Ottawa (Canada)
2006 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2005 Kanagawa Museum of Modern Art
EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN collaborating with the Kyogen-play
“SHINOHARA”, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
2004 The State University of New York at Potsdam
Performance broadcasted by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
2002 Musashino Art University
Performance for Takeshi Kitano’s “Everybody is Picasso”, Tokyo-TV
2001 Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
2000 Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon
“Metamorphosis-analysing the paper”, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum
1999 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1998 “Neo-Dada Japan 1958-1998”, Art Praza, Oita
“Out of Action 1949-1979”, MAK - Austria Museum of Applied Art, Vienna
1991 “Japanese Anti-Art: Now and Then”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
1961 Performance reported in the Mainichi Graph - Dialog with Oe Kenzaburo
Performance photographed by William Klein

 

Publications

2006 “Fast, Beauty and Rhytm”, Bijyutsu-Shuppansha (publisher)
1985 “New York is wonderful today too!”, Kodan-sha (publisher)
1985 “Jirocho in New York”, Kodan-sha (publisher)
1968 “Zenei no Michi” (Path of the Avant-Garde), Bijyutsu-Shuppansha (publisher)

 

Public Collections (Selection)
MOMA, New York
Musée d’art Contemporain, Lyon
National Gallery Prague
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Yokohama Museum of Art
Sezon Museum of Modern Art
Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama
Fukuoka Art Museum, Kawaguchi
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
Chiba City Museum of Art
The Miyagi Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima
Iwaki City Museum of Art
Setagaya Art Museum
Meguro Museum of Art
Nigata City Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
Oita City Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo
Takamatsu City Museum of Art
The Museum of Art, Kochi
Kourodai Park (Kitakyushu City)
Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima
The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum
Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art (Nagano)

Press review (Very little selection)
Die Welt,
6.11.08: "Blutiger Kurtisanen-Mord", Andrea Hilgenstock
creative face, Nov. 08
Tagesspiegel, 1.11.08: Berliner Liste: "Herausragend: die Ausstellung der Berliner Galerie oko...", Kolja Reichert
tip Berlin, Magazin Nr. 23/08: tip Extra - Der Wegweiser zum Kunstherbst
Neues Deutschland, 27.10.08: "Geborstenes Ganzes", Volkmar Draeger
tip Berlin, Magazin Nr. 20/08: Ausstellungstipp
doitsu news digest, 5.09.08: Vol.730, Kulturtipp
rbb Kulturradio, 5.09.08: Portrait: Ushio Shinohara, Ulrike Meitzner
ART MAGAZINE, 4.09.08: Die fünf Tipps der Woche: Berlin: "Ushio Shinohara – Blutiger Oiran-Mord", Leonard Seyfarth
Exberliner, September 08: Don't miss this month - Art: Ushio Shinohara
ART IN AMERICA, March 06: "Clamor and Quiet", Janet Koplos

 

Update 12.2008
Edited by Marcello Farabegol (www.marcello-farabegoli.net)