Noriyuki Haraguchi (原口 典之)


  • Oil Pool, 2020

  • wall to wall, 2020

  • Ento, 2020

  • Out and In, 2020

  • Square Frame, 2020

  • Tension, and Compression, 2020

  • Untitled 1, 2020

  • Untitled 2, 2020

  • Hanging Iron Plate / Vertical, 2020


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]

1997 “Documenta 6” Kassel, Germany

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

2000 “Gwangju Biennale” Korea

2008 “Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln” Köln, Germany

2012 “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde,“ MoMA, New York

2017 “Noriyuki Haraguchi” Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

2020 “√K Contemporary Collection 2020” √K Contemporary, Tokyo


Video: Artist Interview: Noriyuki Haraguchi “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi” @ √K Contemporary 


Video:【√K Behind The Scenes: Noriyuki Haraguchi, “Hanging Iron Plate / Vertical”, 2020】