Artist

Last Update : September 14, 2010

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1937
Born in Yokohama, Japan / Real name: Katsuhiko Akasegawa
1952-54
Asahigaoka High School, Art Course, Nagoya
1955-56
Musashino College of Art, Tokyo
1957
Left the college
1963
Showed Enlarged Thousand-Yen Note and wrapped objects at 15th Yomiuri Independant Exhibition
Formed Hi Red Center group with Jiro Takamatsu and Natsuyuki Nakamishi
1965
Indicted for on charges of counterfeiting because of the reproductions of thousand-yen notes used in art works (convicted in final trial by Supreme Court in 1970)
1970
Began teaching a course at Bigakko Art School
Began writing a series of art reviews for the Asahi Journal, "Yajiuma Gaho" (bystander's art report). From the fourth installment on the title was changed to "Sakura Gaho"
1979
Began writing novels under the pen name Katsuhiko Otsuji. Received the Chuo Koron New Writer's Prize for a novel"Hadazawari" under the name of Katsuhiko Otsuji
1981
Awarded Akutagawa Prize for a novel "Father Has Disappeared"
1986
Formed the "Rojo Kansatsu Gakkai" (Street Observation Academy)
1989
Helped write script for the film "Rikyu" on the life of a tea master, directed by Hiroshi Teshigawara

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1958
"Coffee House" Shibuya, Tokyo
1961
"Contemporary Visions, Contemporary Fetishes-The Case of Genpei Akasegawa" Sato Gallery, Tokyo
1963
"On the Ambivalent Sea" Shinjuku Dai-Ichi Gallery, Tokyo
1970
"Genpei Akasegawa Print Exhibition" Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto
1971
"Three-Dimentional SakuraGaho" Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto
1983
"The World of Genpei Akasegawa" NAF Gallery, Nagoya
1987
"Genpei Akasegawa Data Exhibition with assistance from Katsuhiko Otsuji" Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo
1988
"Tomason Apocalypse-The 8th Exhibition Homage to Shuzo Takiguchi" Satani Gallery, Tokyo
1992
"Stereo Photographs - Journey to Mexico for Total Eclipse of the Sun" Photo Interform, Osaka
1995
"Adventures of Genpei Akasegawa- Majo Action for Development of Cerebral Resort" Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
1997
"A Cat's Day" SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2001
"Youth of the " Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
"Paintings and drawings - Across the border" SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
"Posters" Poster Haris Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

1957
"Japan Independant Exhibition X" Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
1958
"Yomiuri Independant Exhibition X" Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
"Japan Independant Exhibition XI" Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
1959
"Yomiuri Independant Exhibition X" Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
1960
"Neo Dada Organizers" Ginza Gallery, Tokyo
1963
"Fifth Mixer Plan" with Hi Red Center, Shinjuku Dai-Ichi Gallery , Tokyo
"Sixth Mixer Plan; Object Presentation Ceremony" with Hi Red Center Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo
1966
"Sale of Small Works of Contemporary Art" fund-raiser for thousand-yen note trail, Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Tokyo
1967
"Non-freedom of Expression" Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1981
"A Decade of Change in Contemporary Art" National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1982
"Shuzo Takiguchi and Postwar Art" The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1983
"Dada in Japan: Japanische Avangarde 1920-1970 Eine Fotodokumentation" Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Germany
"Trends of Japanese Art in the 1960's - Depature Toward Multiplicity" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
"Ultra-Art Tomason: Town in Agony" Gallery 612, Tokyo
1985
"40 Years of Contemporary Art" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
1985-86
"Reconstructions: Avant-Garde Art in Japan 1945-1965" Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1986-87
"Japon des avant-gardes 1910-1970" Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1991
"Japaniese Anti-Art : Now and Then" National Museum of Art, Osaka
1992
"Kyushu-ha and Neo-Dada: Small Works" Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1993
"Neo-Dada Photography" Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1994-95
"Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky" Yokohama Art Museum,Yokohama / Guggenheim Art Museum Soho, New York / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1998
"Neo-Dada Japan 1958-1998" Ohita Art Plaza
1999
"Out of Actions / Between Performance and the Object" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
"Grobal Conceptualism" Queens Museum of Art, New York
"Worthless" Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana(Republic of Slovenia)
"Leica Town in Kyobashi-ku" Inax Gallery, Tokyo
2000
"Leica Association / Paris Liberation" Chukyo Universitay C-Square, Nagoya
2001
"Century City" Tate Modern, London
"Mega-Wave / Yokohama Triennale 2001 " Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama
"Facts of Life" Hayward Gallery, London
"Revolution of Eyes" Shoto Art Museum, Tokyo
"Baba Akira and artists of Sato gallery" Museum of Modern Art, Akita