Artists

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1989
Helped write script for the film "Rikyu" on the life of a tea master, directed by Hiroshi Teshigawara
1986
Formed the "Rojo Kansatsu Gakkai" (Street Observation Academy)
1981
Awarded Akutagawa Prize for a novel "Father Has Disappeared"
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
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"
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)
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
1957
Left the college
1955-56
Musashino College of Art, Tokyo
1952-54
Asahigaoka High School, Art Course, Nagoya
1937
Born in Yokohama, Japan / Real name: Katsuhiko Akasegawa ( -2014)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
"The principles of Art by Genpei Akasegawa," Chiba City Museum, Chiba ; Oita City Museum, Oita ; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2014
"Katsuhiko Otsuji x Genpei Akasegawa The polyhedron of literature and art," Machida Civic Literature House, Chiba, Japan
2010
”Genpei Akasegawa Photography," Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2001
"Youth of the Old man" Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
"Paintings and drawings - Across the border," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
"Posters," Poster Haris Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997
"A Cat's Day," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
1995
"Adventures of Genpei Akasegawa- Majo Action for Development of Cerebral Resort," Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
1992
"Stereo Photographs - Journey to Mexico for Total Eclipse of the Sun," Photo Interform, Osaka, Japan
1988
"Tomason Apocalypse-The 8th Exhibition Homage to Shuzo Takiguchi," Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987
"Genpei Akasegawa Data Exhibition with assistance from Katsuhiko Otsuji," Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1983
"The World of Genpei Akasegawa," NAF Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1971
"Three-Dimentional SakuraGaho," Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto, Japan
1970
"Genpei Akasegawa Print Exhibition," Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto, Japan
1963
"On the Ambivalent Sea," Shinjuku Dai-Ichi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1961
"Contemporary Visions, Contemporary Fetishes-The Case of Genpei Akasegawa," Sato Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1958
"Genpei Akasegawa Solo Exhibition," Shibuya Dohgenzaka Coffee House, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
"SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition," SCAI PARK, Tokyo, Japan
2019
"Heroes and People in the Japanese Contemporary Art," Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
2018
"1968: Art in the Turbulent," Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
2017
"The Echoes from the Abyss: The Poems of Gozo Yoshimasu exhibition," Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi ; Okinawa Prefectural Museum, Okinawa ; The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Japanorama: New Vision on Art since 1970," Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
"Parody and Intertextuality: Visual Culture in Japan around 1970s," Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Tsubaki kai 2017," Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016
"L’image volée," Fondazione Prada, Milan (Curated by Tomas Demand), Italy
2015
"Tsubaki kai 2015," Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"YOKO ONO -From My Window," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2013
"DOUBLE MESSAGE," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
"Hi Red Center The Documents of direct action," Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan ; The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2003
"Transition Genpei Akasegawa, On Kahara, Lee Ufan, Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka," SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
2002
"Dream of Museum," Hyogo Prefectural Museum, Hyogo, Japan
"Leica alliance Kaleido Scope," Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan
2001
"Century City," Tate Modern, London, UK
"Mega-Wave / Yokohama Triennale 2001," Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
"Facts of Life," Hayward Gallery, London, UK
"Revolution of Eyes," Shoto Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Baba Akira and artists of Sato gallery," Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
2000
"Leica Association / Paris Liberation," Chukyo Universitay C-Square, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
1999
"Out of Actions / Between Performance and the Object," Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
"Grobal Conceptualism," Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
"Worthless," Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia
"Leica Town in Kyobashi-ku," Inax Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998
"Neo-Dada Japan 1958-1998," Ohita Art Plaza, Ohita, Japan
1994-95
"Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky," Yokohama Art Museum,Yokohama, Kanazawa, Japan ; Guggenheim Art Museum Soho, New York, USA ; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1993
"Neo-Dada Photography," Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
1992
"Kyushu-ha and Neo-Dada: Small Works," Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
1991
"Japaniese Anti-Art : Now and Then," National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
1986-87
"Japon des avant-gardes 1910-1970," Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1985-86
"Reconstructions: Avant-Garde Art in Japan 1945-1965," Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1985
"40 Years of Contemporary Art," Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
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, Japan
"Ultra-Art Tomason: Town in Agony," Gallery 612, Tokyo, Japan
1982
"Shuzo Takiguchi and Postwar Art," Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
1981
"A Decade of Change in Contemporary Art," National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1967
"Non-freedom of Expression," Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1966
"Sale of Small Works of Contemporary Art," Fund-raiser for thousand-yen note trail, Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1963
"Fifth Mixer Plan," with Hi Red Center, Shinjuku Dai-Ichi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Sixth Mixer Plan; Object Presentation Ceremony," with Hi Red Center Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1960
"Neo Dada Organizers," Ginza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1959
"Yomiuri Independant Exhibition X," Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1958
"Yomiuri Independant Exhibition X," Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Japan Independant Exhibition XI," Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1957
"Japan Independant Exhibition X," Tokyo Metlopolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Collections

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Nagoya City Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA