MATSUZAWA Yutaka

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Born at 2.00am on February 2, 1922 in Nagano prefecture, Japan
Died on October 15, 2006 in Nagano prefecture, Japan

Education

1946 Graduated from Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
1955 Fullbright exchange professor at Wisconsin State College
1956-57 Studies contemporary art and philosophy of religion at Columbia University

Selected Exhibitions and performances

1952 4th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
12th Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition, Japan
1953 5th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
13th Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association Exhibition, Japan
1964 Received a revelation to “get rid of objects” at midnight June 1
1965 Gifu Independent Art Festival, Gifu, Japan
1966 Naiqua Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Festival Sakai, Osaka, Japan
1970 10th Tokyo Biennale: Between man and matter, Tokyo, Japan
Nirvana ?For the Final Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
1972 Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, Japan
1974 Catastrophe Art, Centro de Arte y Comunicación,?CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1976 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
1977 Sao Paulo Biennial ?Award Winner, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1986 Apocalypse in Contemporary Art I ?from the depth of soul, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1994 Yutaka Matsuzawa memento mori, Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
1995 Quantum Art Manifesto, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
1997 To spiritualism Yutaka Matsuzawa 1954-1997, Saito Memorial Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Kawaguchi, Japan
1998 Yutaka Matsuzawa, Komagane Kogen Art Museum, Komagane, Japan
1999 Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
2001 Century City, Tate Modern, London, England
2002 Slanting house / statements by artists in Japan since 9.11, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Eighty years problem ?GENMEI ?KOUAN, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
2003 Yu Mitsu Ho, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
2004 IN BED Images from a Vital Stage, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Vanishment and Future: works of Yutaka Matsuzawa and other works selected by him, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2007 U CHU MI E ZU, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
2010 Tracks of Art, Chino City Museum of Art, Chino, Japan
2012 Capturing time, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2013 Rereading Yutaka Matsuzawa, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuka, Japan
Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Beyond Corrupted Eye Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972-1990, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
2014 Yokohama Triennale
2015 Under Seabed Mandala, March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Aru Hyogen, Chino City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2017 From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’,OTA FINE ARTS,Tokyo, Japan