You and Me
Eva Schmidt & Johannes Stahl (Eds.)
Japanese-born and Düsseldorf-based since 1978, Fluxus artist Takako Saito (b. 1929) has become internationally known for her fascinating objects, artist books, performances, and actions. She has long been interested in the common objects of everyday; natural materials such as stones, mussels, onion peels, and chestnuts are her preferred materials, alongside various kinds of paper, plastics, foams, and wood pieces. Unmistakable are her carefully crafted object boxes, which she first created in the 1960s, and her numerous “free” chess games sold at George Maciunas’s famous Flux Shop. In Saito’s first extensive survey, both her exhibition at the Museum of Gegenwartskust (Siegen, 2017) and eponymous catalog unveil her expansive career, fascination with the art of the game, and long-term connection to the international Fluxus movement. The well-curated catalog is extensively illustrated with images of her work plus historical images documenting her long involvement in the Fluxus movement. Essays by Larry List, Eva Schmidt, Marc Schulz, and Johannes Stahl.
English, French & German / Flexicover
7 ½ x 10 ¾ in. / 232 pp / 180 color
Retail Price: $69.00
MUSEUM OF GEGENWARTSKUNST, SIEGEN