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Japanese Art Sound Archive: Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, 1973

 

The Japanese Art Sound Archive presents a solo exhibition of Yoishi Niisato, fearuting his 1973 piece THE CAESAREAN OPERATION with its sound recordings, photographs and related text materials. For this piece with a mysterious title, not only did Niisato exhibit objects in a gallery but he also carried out several plans under the name of RESEARCH in other locations. A cassette tape recorder played an important role in these plans; for example, Niisato played a recording of his footsteps in a subway car. The details of this RESEARCH series were subsequently described in his autobiographical book, Story, which was published in 1982.
 
This one-day exhibition by the Japanese Art Sound Archive is divided into two periods. The first part presents the sound recordings, photographs, and texts regarding of THE CAESAREAN OPERATION and his other pieces around that time. It allows visitors to explore the pieces through different materials. In the second part, we organize a panel with the artist and Arata Tani, an art critic who has long discussed Niisato’s work since his earliest period to this day. Excerpts of the recording materials are also available as a cassette-tape edition at the exhibition venue.

 
 
 
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Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, 1973 Office supply, other Ready made ©Yoichi Niisato Photography|Yuji Shinomiya
 
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Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, 1973 Office supply, other Ready made ©Yoichi Niisato Photography|Yuji Shinomiya
 
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Yoichi Niisato, Event: Fujisawa Airport, 1973 Cassette tape recorder, Parakeet, other Ready made ©Yoichi Niisato
 
 
 
Japanese Art Sound Archive: Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, 1973

July 21th (Sunday), 2019 13:00-20:30 The exhibition closes at 19:00
3331 Arts Chiyoda B105 https://www.3331.jp/

Material Exhibition
Yoichi Niisato, THE CAESAREAN OPERATION, 1973
Yoichi Niisato, Event: Fujisawa Airport, 1973

Artist Talk
July 21th (Sunday), 2019 19:00-20:30
3331 Arts Chiyoda B105
Entrance free
Speakers Yoichi Niisato, Arata Tani, Tomotaro Kaneko

 
 
 
Yoichi Niisato Biography

1949 Born in Iwate
1973 Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Fine Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions (1970-80s)
1973 ”THE CAESAREAN OPERATION”, Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
“The toothache”, Gin Gallery, Tokyo
“The toothache 2 The rain began to flow to the subway”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
“Choking or quiet life”, Sato Gallery, Tokyo
1974 ”Talking about 1″, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1975 ”SERENADE”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
“SERENADE”, Maki Gallery, Tokyo
1976 ”SERENADE”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
“SERENADE it reminds me of having a toothache in my childhood, when I stand behind a big cider-tree.”, Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1977 ”Than a quiet life “Still life, a smile like a drama” Thinking. Madam! please corn soup.”, Gallery Iteza, Kyoto
1978 ”Parachute”, Maki Gallery, Tokyo
1979 ”Parachute”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1981 ”YELLOW DOG BLUES”, Gallery Saiensu, Iwate
“Women’s Blues”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1982 ”Drawing and show”, Galerie Laranne, Tokyo
1983 ”Monthly Show, Dedicated to T. N. “Kindness, OX sinking in sorrow””, The Second Person Gallery, Tokyo
1984 ”Drawing & Installation”, Galerie Laranne, Tokyo
1987 ”The OX series (or LAST EMERGENCY)”, Ai Gallery, Tokyo
1988 ”OX’s, continued story lV “Feeling””, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1988 ”OX’s, continued story Vl “Feeling””, ATRIUM, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions (1970-80s)
1973 ”House of prostitute”(Two artists exhibition with Masaaki Ota ”Due to voltinism”), Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1973 ”L’EXILÉ ll.”, Miyama Gallery, Tokyo
1982 ”Manifestation”, Fujisawa Citizens Gallery, Kanagawa
“Departure: the items of generation”, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanazawa
1985 ”Space – Play”, N-1 Gallery West, Aichi.
1988 ”Paintings Crossing the Sea of Desire”, Kawasaki Municipal Gallery, Kanagawa
1989 ”Mizai ’89″, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo