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30 Oct 2014
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24 Nov 2014


Solo exhibition at Whitestone Gallery
in Tokyo, Ginza.


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22 Mar 2014
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26 Apr 2014
Mainly pre-Gutai small works on paper were shown at Elefante Gallery in Treviso, Italy.



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12Sep 2013
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31 Jan 2014
Shozo Shimamoto memorial exhibition was held at Studio Visconti in Milan until the 31st of Jan 2014. Early and recent works were shown.



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The memorial event Shozo-ism was held  at Hotel Novotel Koshien Osaka West on the 13th of March.

Please click on the image below to enlarge the message to all Shozo's friends from his first son, Takashi Shimamoto.




 


Our beloved avant-garde artist Shozo Shimamoto left us on the 25th of January 2013 at the age of 85.

Thank you to all who supported Shimamoto. We will carry on.


  15 Feb 2013
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8 May 2013
GUTAI: SPLENDID PLAYGROUND

Shimamoto's early works will be shown at the retrospective Gutai exhibition held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.



  6 Oct 2012
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14 Jan 2013
DESTROY THE PICTURE:
PAINTING THE VOID, 1949-1962

Several Shimamoto's works are shown at the  exhibition held at MOCA in Los Angeles



  12 Sep 2012
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27 Oct
GUTAI at 32 East 69th Street

Seminal works by Shozo Shimamoto was shown at the Hauser and Wirth show in New York





  4 July 2012
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10 Sep
GUTAI/ The Spirit of an Era

Shimamoto was invited to show his works at the Gutai show held at the National Art Center of Tokyo in Roppongi.





  25 April 2012
KARUIZAWA NEW ART MUSEUM

Shimamoto was invited to do a performance at the opening of the Karuizawa New Art Museum in Nagano Prefecture






  16 March 2012
A Solo Exhibition was held at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Antwerp.

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  11 Nov 2011
Shimamoto was invited to hold a performance for the opening of the show "Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retrospective November 11, 2011−January 22, 2012"



at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan.


  25 Sep 2011
- 8 Jan 2012

A Solo Exhibition opened at Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia. Recent works as well early historical works were displayed.



Mr. Shimamoto held a performance on the 24th of September in front of Palazzo Magnani.



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  15-19 Jun 2011 Shozo Shimamoto was invited to participate in the event "An Experimental Conference on Art and Science to Challenge the Mid-Summer Sun" at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

  12 Apr 2011 A Shozo Shimamoto Solo exhibition and a conference were held at Fondazione Morra in Naples.



  28 Jan 2011
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17 Feb 2011
Shozo Shimamoto Solo exhibition was held in Bologna during the Bologna Art Fair.



  24 Oct 2010
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20 Feb 2011



Mr. Shimamoto has been invited to show many works at the 4-month long Gutai Group Exhibition held at the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano, Switzerland.

  2010


The Shozo Shimamoto Association and Archive in Italy opened an official website.

  June 2009


Mr. Shimamoto showed some Gutai works along with his new works at Gallery CASO in Osaka.
   
  April-May 2009 Mr. Shimamoto solo exhibition was opened from the 3rd of April to the 10th of May at Hofficinad'arte gallery in Rome, with Achille Bonito Oliva as the curator.

He was also invited to show a Gutai work at Palazzo Barberini in Rome (April, 2-5). The curator was Achille Bonito Oliva.

Last but not least, Studio Morra and Pari&Dispari Agency displayed Shimamoto's works at Rome Contemporary Art Fair (April, 2-5).
   
  First quarter 2009
 Mr. Shimamoto painted over 400 aluminium panels for the company Felissimo. The plates was embedded in a wall of the new branch in Shanghai, facing the site of 2010 Expo Shanghai.
   
November 2008  Mr. Shimamoto was in Bologna and Genoa in November. He did two performances. The first at Museo Magi 900 in Bologna on the 11th, and the second in Piazza Matteotti in Genoa on the 13th. A five-month exhibition was held in Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum. Mr. Achille Bonito Oliva was the curator of the events in Genoa.

MUSEO MAGI -EVENT REPORT-

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GENOA -EVENT REPORT-

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In Bologna Shimamoto received the Peace Prize that for 28 years Museo Magi 900 gave to the respective Nobel Peace Prize laureates!
   
May 2008  

Mr. Shimamoto was in Capri and Naples from the 3rd to the 12th of May to make new works for the newborn Associazione Shozo Shimamoto. Two public events were also held: the first in Punta Campanella on the 4th (16:00) and the other in Capri at Certosa di San Giacomo on the 9th (16:00).

   
2007, June-November
 From the 9th of June to the 5th of November, some representative works from Mr. Shimamoto were shown in Venice at Palazzo Fortuny. This exhibition was conceived by Mr. Mattijs Visser and Mr. Axel Vervoordt.

Please check the official website of ARTEMPO for more information.

 
2007, July Shimamoto participated in and was involved in the organization of the event Art Challenged Project in Beijing. A large group of disabled artists from Japan contributed to an exhibition in Beijing.




2007, June
 Mr. Shimamoto was present at the Venice Biennale P3 Project as a special guest on the 9th of June.

He then did a performance at Lido on the 10th of June.

 

2007, May-July
 Mr. Shimamoto's works realized during the performance at  Felissimo on the 1st of March were displayed at the Hyogo Prefectural Diplomatic Estabilishment for over 3 months, and at the Kobe Fashion Museum from April to June.

2007, March
 Mr. Shimamoto's Solo Exhibition in Florence was open  for almost one month. Forty works, from Gutai period to recent ones, were shown in the Carini Gallery.
2006, December  Shimamoto was invited to a four-hour long program of Nihon Terebi where he presented his newest work: a chest of drawers made of paulownia wood:

 

2006, November  On the 28th of November a new space for Shimamoto Collection was inaugurated in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

For information: paridispariagency@libero.it 

2006, October
 Mr. Shimamoto was invited by the Chinese government to do a performance in Beijing and Chang Xing. His work of art will be featured in a monument in Chang Xing.

A report of the event can be found on the web (Japanese and Chinese only):

http://www.china-embassy.or.jp/jpn/whjl/t276367.htm

 

2006, September  The works exhibited in Dusseldorf were shown at the Saint Etienne Museum of Modern Art. 
2006, May, 25-28  A four-day long event was held in Naples.

  

2006, April
Opening of the ZONE ZERO exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany. About 10 of Mr. Shimamoto's works were shown.

Among these, a reconstruction of a large work with holes, and two reconstructions of the work "Please, walk on here" (see the page Works for reference).

 

                     (On the right, Shimamoto's work)

(Two reconstructions of "Please, walk on here")

2005, July
NHK broadcast Mr. Shimamoto’s activities in a 45-min-long documentary program, called Ningen (Human) Document.
2005, May
 Mr. Shimamoto opened a solo exhibition in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with the presentation of the smallest work in the world, made on the tip of the bristles of a toothbrush. The project is called “Nano-Art”.
2005, May

The exhibition at Trevi Flash Art Museum, (in Italy) opened with a performance in which Mr. Shimamoto threw colors from a helicopter.

From the end of 2004 to the first half of 2005, Mr. Shimamoto's crane performance was featured in the TV advertisement of Nissan's Shift.

Work introduction
Head art[ヘッドアート]
Shimamoto’s head has become the trademark of his free art. He is the only professor who travels around the world and invites people to paint or to put something on his head.
平和の証
Heiwa no Akashi (Proof of Peace) is a work realized primarily by throwing bottles filled with colors onto a canvas of cement, during a crane performance. The piece is supposed to be continued for 100 years. The intention is that if it can be sustained that there will be no incidence of war in Japan for 100 years, the completion of this work can be the proof of that period of peace. The work is located in Shin Nishinomiya Yacht Harbour.
女拓
This is a unique kind of art conceived by Shimamoto whereby the whole body of one or more naked girls is painted with Indian ink. The girls then lie down on a sheet of Japanese paper leaving the mark of their body. A performance of nyotaku has recently taken place in Venice at Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art (April 2004).
ハプニング・パフォーマンス
Shimamoto has continued to do performances and happenings since the time he was member of Gutai. He is considered one of the 4 greatest post-war artists, along with Jackson Pollock, John Cage and Lucio Fontana.
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