Take in Kazuo Shiraga’s Radical Post-War Art

Sat, January 11, 2020 - Sun, March 22, 2020


Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008) is best known for his activities as part of the Gutai group, a radical post-war art collective. He pioneered unknown techniques such as suspending himself from a rope on the ceiling and creating a work of art by running on the canvas. His works garnered attention for their radical nature and the direct link between physicality and art. During this exhibition, you will have a chance to see 60 art pieces (100 pieces, including photographs, videos, and other documents.) Learn the full about Japan’s post-war art movement’s pioneer Shiraga.

Event overview

Event period
Saturday, January 11th to Sunday, March 22nd, 2019 from 11:00AM-7:00PM. The gallery is closed on Mondays (Tuesdays if the Monday is a National Holiday) and February 9th. The gallery will be open until 8:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Admission: Adults - 1,200 yen, high-school and university students - 800 yen (junior high school aged students and younger are not permitted)
Tokyo Opera City 3F, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Telephone number
03-5777-8600 (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery - Hello Dial)