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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO: Better known as MOT we couldn’t resist a trip inside, as the warmth of ATSUKO TANAKA’S multicoloured works make for a fascinating breather from the bleak weather. A retrospective of the late artists work, titled THE ART OF CONNECTING is on display until MAY 6TH, highlighting ATSUKO’S significance within the GUTAI movement.  by Vincent Levy

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Atsuko Tanaka, “Work,” 1957, Courtesy and the Collection of Ashiya City Museum of Art & History ©Ryoji Ito.

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Yoshihara Jiro, ‘Circle’, circa 1961-1963. Gutai. No movement was more primal than Gutai (which translates as “concreteness”), for no other culture on earth had been incinerated by the nuclear bomb. Rising phoenix-like from the ashes of Allied occupation, they upended convention through remarkable developments in painting, performance, installation, experimental film, and sound, kinetic, light, and environmental art

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