Noriyuki Haraguchi (原口典之)
Born 1946, in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art in 1970. Beginning his career as an artist in the late 1960s, he became the first Japanese artist to be selected for the international exhibition, “Documenta 6” (Kassel, Germany) in 1977. From a full scale, three-dimensional reproduction of a military aircraft to a steel pool containing oil waste, Haraguchi uses a range of industrial materials that are difficult to manipulate, such as iron and polyurethane. Whilst beginning his career as an artist during the ANPO-era in the context of socially-engaged art, his works also reflect values of Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.
Shortly after “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi”, his solo exhibition at √K Contemporary, the artist passed away in 2020, at the age of 74.
- ［Solo Exhibitions］
2001 “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI,” Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
2009 “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material,” BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama
2020 “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi”, √K Contemporary, Tokyo
- ［Group Exhibitions］
1988 “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions,” PS1, New York
1989 “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1995 “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
1997 “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art,” The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2012 “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde,“ MoMA, New York
Video: Artist Interview: Noriyuki Haraguchi “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi” @ √K Contemporary
Video:【√K Behind The Scenes: Noriyuki Haraguchi, “Hanging Iron Plate / Vertical”, 2020】