Work 1969

OwnerUbe City
Search TypeOutdoor Sculpture
Japanese Title作品1969:逆転する煙
Artist土谷 武 TSUCHITANI Takeshi
ExhibitionThe 3rd UBE Biennale
PlaceTokiwa Park

Among the series of works by Tsuchitani, the entry for the 3rd exhibition (1969) stands a little apart from other works. In 1969, a theme was given to participants of the Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition for the first time, which was “contemporary sculpture featuring three materials: stainless, aluminum, and plastic.” 1960s was the age of rapid economic growth, in which various new materials were developed. In the art world of Japan, the era was marked with the influx of new sculpting ideas from overseas, prompting active pursuit of new materials and formative expressions at an unprecedented scale. Probably reflecting the trend, the combination of humanlike organic forms of the aluminum lying down on the ground and the abstract iron columns stoically standing next to them creates striking contrast, as if in symbolization of a new, contemporary space.
Document ID21477