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Yutaka Matsuzawa, Foto: Mitsutoshi Hanaga

Yutaka Matsuzawa, February 2, 1922, Shimosuwa-machi, Nagano-ken, Japan -
October 15, 2006, Shimosuwa-machi, Japan


1941   Waseda No.1 Higher School (Waseda University),
Science Department, Architecture Section


1946   Azusa Architecture Office, began associating with poets
Gratuated from the Departure of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and
Engineering at the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


1949   Night school mathematics teacher at Suwa Business High School ;
recognized by Katsue Kitazono and joined poetry group VOU.


1952   4th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
12th Bijutsu Bunka Kyokai Art Association Exhibition, Japan - became a
member on the recommendation of Nobuya Abe ;
Interests in UFO’s parapsychology and parallel worlds


1953   5th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition (annual), Tokyo, Japan. Participates seven times between 1953-1963.
13th Bijutsu Bunka Kyokai Art Association Exhibition

 

1954   „Symbol poem“ concept of communication between different languages


1955   Fulbright exchange professorship at Wisconsin University, U.S.A.


1956   Studies of religious philosophy and fine arts at
Columbia University, New York, USA


1957   Revelation on dematerialization of art while listening to all-night radio
broadcast in New York

Exhibitions and Performances (selection)


1952   4th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
12th Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition, Japan


1953   5th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
13th Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition, Japan


1958   Exhibition of „Psi“ series at Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo


1960   Participation in „Development of Surreal Painting“ exhibition and, in
1961, the „Experiments in Modern Art“ exhibition at the National Museum of
Modern Art, Tokyo

 

1963   Yutaka Matsuzawa, Solo Exhibition with Psi, Aoki Gallery, Tokyo


1964   In June 4, revelation to „get rid of objects !“ - start of conceptual art

 

1965   Gifu Indépendant Art Festival, Gifu, Japan


1966   Yutaka Matsuzawa, Vanishing of Matter 1966, at Modern Art Center of
Japan Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Festival Saikai, Osaka, Japan


1970   Exhibition of My Death by invitation of Mainichi, Japan International Art
Exhibition
Concept Art Exhibit, Im Tachispiel Gallery, Innsbruck

1970 Summer Exhibition, Art and Project Gallery, Amsterdam
Contemporary Japanese Artists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New
York City, NY
Participation in international exhibitions expands greatly from this year on
10th Tokyo Biennale, Between Man and Matter, Tokyo, Japan
Nirvana For The Final Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan


1971   Sonsbeek ´71, Arnhem, NL (with Carl André, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren,
Christo and Jeanne Claude, Walter de Maria, Dan Graham, Donald Judd, On
Kawara,, Sol LeWitt etc.)
Travel to England, the Netherlands
Announced concept of „World Revolt“ to the world
Built tree house „Meditation Platform“


1972   Nagano Prefecture Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, Japan
Documenta 5, Kassel


1974   Catastrophe Art, Centro de Arte y Comunicación, CAYA, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Concept of „Art Insurrection“ to the world


1976   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Seven Italian Artists and Seven Japanese Artists, Italy Culture Center, Tokyo

 

1977   Yutaka Matsuzawa : The Chamber of Nine Meditations, Sao Paulo Biennale,
award winner, prize in Catastrophe Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Series of Modern Japanese Art Exhibitions, Poland


1979   Permanent member of Academia Tiberina in Rome in recognition of
pioneering role in conceptual art
Inscription of „vanishing“ message on „World Foundation Stone for Art“ in
Mittelburg, the Netherlands the following year 1980


1981   Yutaka Matsuzawa, Vanishing Mandala, (Psi Pilgrim I), Katia Pissalo, Gallery,
Paris, France


1982   Yutaka Matsuzawa, Vanishing Mandala, (Psi Pilgrim I), peace art action and
performance, Lake Ikeda in Kyushu, Lake Suwa in Nagano, and the Atomic
Bomb Dome in Hiroshima
Solo exhibition at Okazaki Tamako Gallery, repeated annually in 1983, 1984,
1985, and 1986
Yutaka Matsuzawa in magazine Kikan


1983   Yutaka Matsuzawa’s Psi Box, limited Edition, nine different
media from Zokeisha - in „Directions in Contemporary Art - The
1960’s “ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan


1984   Performances at NSW Art Museum in Sidney, on the ice at Lake Suwa,
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Christian Snow ABCD Gallery, Paris
Yutaka Matsuzawa, FURK ’ ART 84 : Under Water and Vanishing Streamer,
(Psi Pilgrim I), curated by Marc Hostettler, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
„Directions in Contemporary Art - The 1970’s and After“ at Tokyo
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
„Japan International Art Festival at Ushimado“ in Ushimado, Okayama
Prefecture
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Water and Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim I), Art
Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Yutaka Matsuzawa, Swan Song Mandala, (Psi Pilgrim I), Artestudio, Ponte
Nosa (B.G.)
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Eshiki-Ron On „Kasaya" I, Paris-Tokyo-Exchange,
ABCD Gallery

 

1985   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Water, (Psi Pilgrim I), performance, Königslplatz,
show in Prozess und Konstruktion 1985 in München,
Kunstlerwerkstätten, Lothringenstraße 13 (Process and Construction 1985 in
Munich, Artist Workshop, Lothringerstaße 13), Munich, International
Workshop Project organized by ‚Archives of Contemporary Thought Lodz‘
and Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, in cooperation with Landeshauptstadt
München Kulturreferat, Germany - Opening Manfred Schneckenburger
(Former Director of Documenta Kassel 6 and 8 ; All Artworks were donated
by the Artists to the City of Munich care of Städtische Galerie im
Lenbachhaus, Munich, (dokumentation Dr. Barbara Wörwag, Stuttgart)
Art for Peace, Hamburg
Japan Ushimado International Art Festival
The Japanese Avant-Garde 1945-1965, Oxford
Yutaka Matsuzawa, Nine Mandalas, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart,
Germany


1986   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Water & Fire, in Apocalypse in
Contemporary Art - From The Death of Saoul, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery,
Yokohama, Japan
Yutaka Matsuzawa : After Man, in Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, 22nd
Artists Today, exhibition, Yokohama Shimin Gallery, Yokohama
Schloss Solitude-Pläne und Projekte (Castle of Solitude-Plans and Projects),
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, (catalog)
Solo exhibition Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Under Seabed Mandala
(Performance)
Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Kanagawa. Dialog on Art and Peace, Yokohama
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim I), in Japon des Avant-
Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Water, (Psi Pilgrim I), Art Com, San Francisco,
U.S.A.


1987   Solitude Echos-Realisierte Projekte von Schloss Solitude-Pläne und Projekte
von 1986 (Solitude Echos-Realized Projects of Solitude Castle 1986) curated
and organized by Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart in the Space of
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg e.v., Germany
Yutaka Matsuzawa : After Man, (Psi Pilgrim I), San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, San Fransisco, U.S.A.
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Water and Under Fire, (Psi Pilgrim II), Museo
Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain


1988   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Eshiki-Ron On „Kasaya“ IIIX, in Gabelung with Kazuo
Katase, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Water ; Under Fire and After Man, (Psi Pilgrim II),
Nine Places, Berlin, Germany
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Quantum Art Manifesto, Berlin-Tokyo-Exchange,
Wewerka Gallery, Berlin
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim II), Nine Places,
Copenhagen, Denmark in Concept Art curated and organized by Brigitte
March Gallery, Stuttgart (catalogue)

1989   Concept Art curated and organized by Brigitte March Gallery (Eshiki-Ron
Kasaya), Stuttgart, Germany, in cooperation with Stalke Gallery,
Copenhagen, Denmark, and Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône (Eshiki-
Ron Kasaya and Under Seabed Mandala), France, (catalogue)
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim), Nine Places,
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim II), Old Student
House, Helsinki, Finland
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim II), Konsthogskolan,
Stockholm, Sweden
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim II), Nine Places, San
Fansisco, U.S.A.


1990   Yutaka Matsuzawa : New Pieces, in Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a
Changing Economy (A.M.S.S.), Fodor-Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Vanishing Streamer, Nine Places, (Psi Pilgrim II), San
Fransisco, U.S.A.


1991   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Nothing Streamer, (Psi Pilgrim II), No Places


1992   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Eshiki-Ron Kasaya in FORCE SIGHT, Temporary
Contemporary-Zeitgenössische Kunst an einem Ort auf Zeit, Schloss
Presteneck, Stein am Kocher, Stadt Neuenstadt, opening Jean-Baptiste Joly,
Akademie Schloss Solitude, curated and realized by Brigitte March Gallery,
Stuttgart, Germany, (catalog)


1993   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Seabed Mandala in BRIGHT LIGHT, Temporary
Contemporary-Zeitgenössische Kunst an einem Ort auf Zeit, Schloss
Presteneck, Stein am Kocher, Stadt Neuenstadt, opening Manfred
Schneckenburger (director of documenta 6 and 8 Kassel, curated and
realized by Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, (catalog)


1994   Yutaka Matsuzawa memento mori, Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum,
Yamaguchi, Japan


1995   Quantum Art Manifesto, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan


1997   To spiritualism Yutaka Matsuzawa 1954-1997, Saito Memorial Kawaguchi
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kawaguchi, Japan


1998   Yutaka Matsuzawa, Komagane Kogen Art Museum, Komagane, Japan


1999   Global Conceptualisme : Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of
Art, New York, USA


2001   Century City, Tate Modern, London, England


2002   Slanting House/Statements by artists in Japan since 9.11, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Eighty Years Problem - Genmei Kouan, Museum haus Kasuya, Yokosuka,
Japan


2003   Yu Mist Ho, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan


2004   IN BED, Images from a Vital Stage, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota,
Japan
Vanishment and Future : Works of Yutaka Matsuzawa and other works
selected by him, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima,
Japan


2007   U CHU MI E ZU, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan


2010   Tracks of Art, Chino City Museum of Art, Chino, Japan
Der erste Impuls (The First Impulse), Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart,
Germany


2011   The Concept Sublime : 35 Years Brigitte March Gallery, Brigitte March
Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany


2012   Capturing Time, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima,
Japan


2013   Rereading Yutaka Matsuzawa, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Beyond Corrupted Eye Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972-1990, Museum of
Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
Yutaka Matsuzawa, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka-city, Japan


2014   Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Matsuzawa Yutaka, Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2015   Yutaka Matsuzawa : Eshiki Ron Kasaya, 1989, Installation, (solo-exhibition)
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany


2017   From Nirvana to Catastroph : Matsuzawa and his „Commune in Imaginary
Space“, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Yutaka Matsuzawa : Under Seabed-Mandala, 1986, Installation, (soloexhibition)
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

 

 

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