Shusaku Arakawa Exhibition “A LINE IS A CRACK”

Shusaku Arakawa

July 15 (Fri.) to September 30 (Fri.), 2022

Information

Number of items exhibited

23

Period

July 15 (Fri.) to September 30 (Fri.), 2022

Closed

2nd and 4th Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays

Admission

Free

About the Exhibition

Shusaku Arakawa (1936–2010) was a Nagoya-born, New York-based artist, internationally active since the 1960s. Most notably, his Mechanism of Meaning series of works, launched in 1970, inspired many thought experiments regarding meaning and perception and had a great deal of influence not only on art but on science and philosophy as well. Later, his search transcended two-dimensional works of art to explore the human body and the meaning of existence itself. And
by way of experience-type works, he arrived at architectural works involving viewers, such as “Yoro Park: The Site of Reversible Destiny.”
This exhibition focuses on the phrase “A LINE IS A CRACK” from the Mechanism of Meaning series. It presents 23 works related to the time Arakawa was motivated to move beyond a two-dimensional crack toward the body and architecture.

《Still Life》1967
© 2022 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins.

《The Old Story (Explosion)》1967
© 2020 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins.

《Next to the Last》1967
© 2020 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins.

《Recipe (Taste it)》1968
© 2020 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins.