Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga will examine the full arcs of the artists’ careers, from their early works to their 18-year engagement with the Gutai Art Association—the leading avant-garde group of postwar Japanese artists—to their later masterworks created in the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s. Drawing from among the best collections in Japan, the exhibition will include paintings, drawings, photographs, films, small-scale sculpture, Gutai-related ephemera and re-creations of outdoor installations—many of which have never been exhibited in the United States. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, the exhibition highlights the experimental and innovative quality of Shiraga’s and Motonaga’s creative production through nearly 60 works of art and historical materials.
Admission is FREE
images: Sadamasa Motonaga, Work, 1962, oil paint and synthetic resin on canvas, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamamura Collection), © Estate of Sadamasa Motonaga; Kazuo Shiraga, Tenshosei Botsuusen, 1960, oil on canvas, The Rachofsky Collection, © Hisao Shiraga
Shiraga/Motonaga: Between Action and the Unknown is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Partners and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.