Keisuke Mori (Ed.)
Artist Kishio Suga (b. 1944), a prominent member of the Japanese Mono-ha, has been exploring mono (things) and the “sites” that surround them using materials such as wood and stone since the late 1960s. In his sculptural installations he engages with the complex, constantly changing environment in an attempt to divine a universal structure. Highlighted in this compact survey on Suga’s work are installation views from the current exhibition at the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Japan, documentary photos from the 1980s to the present, a chronology and, under separate cover, a previously unpublished mystery (in Japanese only) written by the artist. Essays by art critics, curators and scholars provide a multifaceted analysis of Suga’s artworks, which in recent years, while gaining international recognition, have prompted new questions regarding their contemporary meaning. Suga’s recent solo shows include Blum & Poe, NY (2015), the Drawing Room, London, and The Jewish Museum, NY.
Softcovers / 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 & 4 x 6 inches
232 pp & 584 pp / extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $45.00
VANGI SCULPTURE GARDEN MUSEUM