wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi

Venue:√K Contemporary (6 Minamicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Dates:7th of March – 6th of May, 2020 (Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 
Opening Hour :11:00~19:00
Artist:Noriyuki Haraguchi
Works:Approx. 30 works, including the iconic Oil Pool.

We are happy to announce the inaugruation of our new art complex, which includes, both, an art gallery and an event space. Located on the first and second floor, the art gallery, √K Contemporary (“Root K Contemporary”) will open on the 7th of March, (Saturday) 2020.
The opening exhibition, “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi”, will display works by Noriyuki Haraguchi, a leading figure in contemporary art.
Approximately 30 works will be exhibited, including the highly acclaimed Oil Pool, in the futuristic interior of the gallery.

Beginning his career in the 1960s as one of the leading figures of “Mono-ha”, Haraguchi was one of the first Japanese artists to be selected for the international 1977 exhibition “Documenta 6” (Kassel, Germany). It was in this occasion where Haraguchi presented the iconic Oil Pool, which significantly impacted the international art scene. Haraguchi has since participated in numerous exhibitions and projects worldwide, and his works have been collected by highly regarded institutions, such as the Tate Modern and MoMA.

For the past fifty years, Haraguchi has continued to create three-dimesional works and installations from industrial materials such as iron, oil, honeycomb and polyurethane, and has sustained an essence of sheer substance and “materiality”. In addition to the signature Oil Pool, “wall to wall Noriyuki Haraguchi” will feature approximately 30 works such as; Ento (Round Tower), an installation piece made of polyurethane and plywood, that spans from the atrium and stairwell of the first and second floor, as well as a title piece, wall to wall, a canvas laid on a broken mortar.

In this aspiration to establish a new space for art, Haraguchi’s exhibition will mark √K Contemporary’s first breath towards innovation.

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ARTISTS

Noriyuki Haraguchi

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 industrial materials, such as iron and polyurethane, to create works that reflect Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.
Major solo exhibitions include “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI” (Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2001) and “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material” (BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama, 2009). Group exhibitions include, “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions” (PS1, New York, 1988), “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1989), and “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals” (The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, 1995), “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka 1997), “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde“ (MoMA, New York, 2012), and many more.

Noriyuki Haraguchi

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 industrial materials, such as iron and polyurethane, to create works that reflect Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.
Major solo exhibitions include “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI” (Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2001) and “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material” (BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama, 2009). Group exhibitions include, “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions” (PS1, New York, 1988), “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1989), and “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals” (The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, 1995), “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka 1997), “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde“ (MoMA, New York, 2012), and many more.

UPCOMINGEXHIBITIONS

Noriyuki Haraguchi

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 industrial materials, such as iron and polyurethane, to create works that reflect Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.
Major solo exhibitions include “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI” (Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2001) and “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material” (BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama, 2009). Group exhibitions include, “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions” (PS1, New York, 1988), “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1989), and “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals” (The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, 1995), “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka 1997), “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde“ (MoMA, New York, 2012), and many more.

Noriyuki Haraguchi

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 industrial materials, such as iron and polyurethane, to create works that reflect Objecthood, the depiction of an object’s materiality via the removal of meaning and function.
Major solo exhibitions include “NORIYUKI HARAGUCHI” (Stätdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2001) and “Noriyuki Haraguchi- Society and Material” (BankARTStudio NYK, Yokohama, 2009). Group exhibitions include, “(C) Overt: A Series of Exhibitions” (PS1, New York, 1988), “Color and/or Monochrome – A Perspective on Contemporary Art,” (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1989), and “Matter and Perception 1970, Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals” (The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, 1995), “GRAVITY – Axis of Contemporary Art” (The National Museum of Art, Osaka 1997), “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde“ (MoMA, New York, 2012), and many more.