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Friday, July 1, 2011
"White: Tadaaki Kuwayama: Osaka Project"
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
By TOMOKO HORI
Tadaaki Kuwayama (b. 1932) moved to New York in 1960 and has been based there since. He explores minimalist expressions through his art and his early paintings are known for their monochrome colors and hard, inorganic appearance. Since the 1990s, however, Kuwayama has garnered much attention for his experimental installations using various materials, such as plastic and aluminum, in repetitive forms.
On show at this exhibition is his latest installation, "Osaka Project," which features a number of plain white canvases. To help explain this work, the exhibition curator will hold a lecture from 2 p.m. on Aug. 20 (130 seats available; free admission on a first-come, first-served basis); till Sept. 19.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, (06) 6447-4680, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka; 5-min. walk from Watanabebashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line, or 10-min. walk from Higobashi Station, Yotsubashi Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., till 7 p.m.) ¥420. Closed Mon., July 19; open July 18, Sept. 19. www.nmao.go.jp.