STOCKHOLMWe are proud to announce that the Gutai artist Sadaharu Horio will be visiting Moderna Museet with four of his assistants towards the end of the exhibition period of Explosion! Painting as Action.
They all live in Kobe, Japan, and will be in Stockholm for a week. Horio will be giving a number of different performances of both a subtle and an explosive nature. His tools of trade range from ink and brush to a crane and a falling sheet metal! He will also be collaborating with Moderna Museet’s art educators in their Sunday family activities. This is a great opportunity if you have kids. Share an unforgettable experience, building an art installation in the Bucky Dome!
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012 AT 2-5 pm Performances on various sites in or outside Moderna Museet.
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012 AT 6-10 pm Performances in the museum garden after closing hours.
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2012 AT 1-4 pm Family activities for children and adults in the museum garden and the Bucky Dome.
”Museum of the Air”, Hyogo Canal, Kobe/Japan. Foto: Geneviève Haraguchi
Work-in-progress project organized in the open air from April 2003 to March 2004 (Photo taken on May 5th, 2003)
Sadaharu Horio was born in 1939. He is the youngest of the Gutai artists presented in Moderna Museet’s comprehensive exhibition of artists working in the borderland between painting and performance. Horio first exhibited his works in 1965, in the 15th Gutai Art Exhibition at the Gutai Pinacotheca in Osaka. He joined the group the following year, and remained a member until the group dissolved in 1972. He is a highly-productive artist, with a perpetual work-flow. Atarimae no koto (A Matter of Course) is the umbrella name of his working method and several of his pieces. Artistic work is as innate to Horio as breathing. It is natural, and thus his art also becomes an innate part of his waking hours.
“Luc Umbrella Deleu”, Yokohama/Japan,
November 5th 2005 Performance
reappropriating the work of Luc Deleu
“Speybank” at YOKOHAMA 2005:
International Triennale of Contemporary
Art (Sep 28th–Dec 18th 2005)
Photo: Geneviève Haraguchi
To provide for his family, Horio had a day-job at the Mitsubishi factory in Kobe until 1998. Despite the heavy factory work, he dedicated his evenings and spare time to art. Starting in 2000, he has had more and more opportunities to exhibit both at home and internationally. In 2011 he exhibited at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. The pictures shown here are from his hometown Kobe. The project was carried out close to where he was living. It is called Museum of the Air and took place in 2003-2004. The result of another performance is also shown here. It is called Matter of Course, Luc “Umbrella” Deleu, and was presented in 2005 at the Yokohama International Triennial of Contemporary Art.
At Moderna Museet we are honoured and happy to have this opportunity to introduce Sadaharu Horio to the Swedish public for the first time. Don’t miss this chance to see Sadaharu Horio in action. This is an occasion that may well be a milestone in future history books about Moderna Museet.
Curator, performance: Catrin Lundqvist
Curator, exhibition: Magnus af Petersens
Assistant curator: Matilda Olof-Ors
Our warmest thanks to the Japan Foundation for their support, and to the Zero Foundation for their fine collaboration.