- July 14 - September 15, 2018 September 29 - December 17, 2018
YU-ICHI INOUE 1916-1985 -The Liberation of Calligraphy
Yu-ichi Inoue was a calligrapher who reshaped the concept of Japanese calligraphy, creating provocative art that qualified him as an avant-garde artist. This show features the world of his original, aggressive form of artistic expression.
The calligrapher, Yu-ichi Inoue (1916-1985), was one of the most inventive of the post-war avant-garde artists. He transcended the boundaries of traditional Japanese calligraphy, sublimating it in art in the form of paper and ink. Focusing on well-known works by Inoue, this solo exhibition shines a light on the rich and diverse monochrome world that he created with simple materials and techniques using paper and ink.
In this exhibition, we introduce various types of works—Muga [Selflessness], one of Inoue’s definitive works from his early period, Hin [Poverty], which expresses a way of living and philosophy, and the single-character work Hana [Flower], which makes use of unusual substances and techniques involving glue (ink) and frozen ink—as well as presenting longer works such as Kenji Miyazawa Children’s Story: The Nighthawk Star, which the artist created using Conté crayons, pencils and charcoal. In this way, we hope to draw closer to the core of the work of Yu-ichi Inoue, who continually explored how the traditional culture of Japanese calligraphy could find its place within world art.
・Period and venue：
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris July 14 – September 15, 2018
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi September 29 – December 17, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi
・With Special Support of：
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
・In cooperation with：
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD., UNAC TOKYO, KAMIMORI Foundation
Yuji Akimoto, Director and Professor of The University Arts Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts and Director of Nerima Art Museum