|Kosho ITO: WORKS 1974 1974-2009|
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|Published: June 06 2009|
”Eros of Alumina (White Solidities are…)" (1984); Courtesy: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida
Kosho Ito (1932-) is renowned as an artist who uses clay to create large-scale installations. Born in the family of the metal engraving of Kanazawa, Ito got his start in the world of traditional ceramics but thereafter embarked into experimental works that questions established art concepts, and he has since been active in the contemporary art field. This exhibition introduces the entire scope of the artist’s oeuvre through representative works of each period of his career.
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|Last Updated on August 01 2009|
A large-scale retrospective exhibition of Kosho Ito who is still actively producing work using clay. The clay is used in works that include natural phenomena such as shrinkage and cracks, and each work is exhibited according to the conditions of the space. It is important to note that the exhibition space is not only the B2F room but also the outdoor courtyard in the public space. However, how the work appears is different in both the so-called white-cube, or in an atria or courtyard where the material of the floor and the wall are very dominant. The latter would seem noisy in comparison to that in a white-cube. Anyway, above all a consistent image of the exhibition is established by the power of the work.