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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

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"Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting"

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO


By HENRY WONG
Staff writer

Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005) was a member of the avant-garde Gutai Art Association whose experimental work with nonphysical materials — such as light, sound and time — garnered her much attention during the mid-1950s.

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"Gate of Hell" (1965-69) by Atsuko Tanaka COLLECTION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA © RYOJI ITO

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo has joined forces with The Japan Foundation, Britain's IKON Gallery and Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello of Spain to bring together more than 100 works representative of Tanaka's innovative, Abstract Expressionist style. Included are reproductions of her two most-famous works, "Work (Bell)" and "Electric Dress"; till May 6.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; (03) 5245-4111; 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku; Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station, Hanzomon Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. www.mot-art-museum.jp


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