News 20191116

Japanese Art Sound Archive: Masako + Naoyoshi, SEA FOR FLOOR, 1972 A Reenactment and Development by Naoyoshi Hikosaka


The Japanese Art Sound Archive presents a reenactment of Sea For Floor by Naoyoshi Hikosaka, a piece originaly performed by Masako + Naoyoshi in 1972. Shibata Masako and Naoyoshi Hikosaka teamed up as Masako + Naoyoshi and produced “duet series” from 1972 to 1973. The very first three pieces of the series were staged in “Komaba Anthology,” an event held at Kuni Chiya Buyo Kenkyujo (Kuni Chiya Dance laboratory), which included SEA FOR FLOOR, SEA FOR WALL, and SEA FOR ROOF. In this event, the duo unspooled an open reel tape that recorded sounds of ocean waves, spread it on the floor, and made it travel over the roof and around the whole building. Then they played the tape with two open reel decks simultaneously. Hikosaka started “Komaba Anthology” series together with Jun Hatta in 1972, involving performers like Chiya Kuni and Sho Kazakura.
In addition to the reenactment of SEA FOR FLOOR by Naoyoshi Hikosaka, the Japanese Art Sound Archive will reflect back on the period through Hikosaka’s perspective (we will also introduce Shibata’s work in the future). Together with the exhibition of the development and material of his 1972 piece Upright Sea in the venue, we will hold a post-performance talk with Hikosaka to explore his early works and circumstances at the time.


Masako + Naoyoshi, SEA FOR ROOF, 1972 Open reel tape recorder ©Masako + Naoyoshi Photograph|Kanji Suzuki


Masako + Naoyoshi, SEA FOR WALL, 1972 Blueprint ©Masako + Naoyoshi Photograph|Kanji Suzuki


Masako + Naoyoshi, SEA FOR FLOOR, 1972 Open reel tape recorder ©Masako + Naoyoshi Photograph|Kanji Suzuki

Japanese Art Sound Archive: Masako + Naoyoshi, SEA FOR FLOOR, 1972

November 16th (Saturday), 2019 16:00-19:00 The artist talk starts at 17:30
3331 Arts Chiyoda B105

SEA FOR FLOOR l Performers|Naoyoshi Hikosaka / Yoshihide Namasu / Issei Vanda

Exhibition / Material Exhibition (TBA)
Naoyoshi HIkosaka, Upright Sea, 1972
Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Movie “Upright Sea” (Video) 2015
Naoyoshi HIkosaka, Upright Sea, 1999
Naoyoshi HIkosaka, Upright Sea New work etc.

Artist Talk
November 16th (Saturday), 2019 17:30-19:00
3331 Arts Chiyoda B105
Entrance free
Speakers|Naoyoshi Hikosaka / Tomotaro Kaneko

Naoyoshi Hikosaka Biography

1946 Born in Tokyo
1969 Founded ‘Bikyoto’ (Council of Artists for a United Front) together with his fellow students including Ryuji Miyamoto, Miyako Ishiuchi, Yasunao Tone, Kosai Hori
1970 Left Tama Art University, Department of Painting
1982-83 University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, under the auspices of the Japanese Government Department of Culture foreign art study program
2009-13 Appointed a specially-appointed professor at Rikkyo University Graduate School

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1970 “Floor Event No.1”, Hikosaka’s own residence, Tokyo
1972 “Floor Event No.3 / Delivery Event”, Gallery 16, Kyoto
“Upright Sea”, Kyoto Shoin Hall, Kyoto
1975 “Practice by 51 Sounds”, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1977 “Practice by Shiritsu”, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
“Practice by Wood Painting”, Shintamura Gallery, Tokyo
1981 “Practice by Wood Painting”, TOKYO GALLERY + Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1988 “Naoyoshi Hikosaka 1975-1988”, Gallery Te, Tokyo
1990 “Naoyoshi Hikosaka 1990 ASIA”, TOKYO GALLERY + Gallery Te, Tokyo
1992 “Cut-out Sculpture and New Upright Sea”, TOKYO GALLERY + SOKO TOKYO GALLERY, Tokyo
1993 “New Floor Event”, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
2000 “New Wood Painting + α”, TOKYO GALLERY, Tokyo
2001 “Origin of Naoyoshi Hikosaka”, Gallery Te, Tokyo
2002 Lee Ufan · Naoyoshi Hikosaka in Two Person Exhibition, TOKYO GALLERY, Tokyo
2007 “INTERSECTION – Three Events of NaoyoshiI Hikosaka Kyoto 1972 -”, Gallery 16, Kyoto
“VERTICAL CIRCLE: Retrospective exhibition of Naoyoshi Hikosaka”, The Softmachine Museum of Art, Kagawa
2010 “HISTORY LESSONS / The Imaginary Museum of the Imperial Palace”, MAKII MASARU FINE ARTS, Tokyo
2014 “an exhibition for no audience”, Avant-garde experimental NETART, Kanagawa

Selected Group Exhibitions
1969 “Plastic Artists League Exhibition”, inside barricaded Tama University campus, Tokyo
1975 “The 7th Paris Youth Biennale”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, Paris
1982 “The 40th Venice Viennale”, Venice
1987 “19a Bienal Internacional de Artes de São Paulo”, São Paulo
1988 “Olympiad of Art”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
1989 “Europalia 1989 Japan in Belguim”, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, Gent
1999 “Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s”, The Queens Museum of Art, New York
2000-09 “The 1st-4th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial”, Niigata
2001 “CENTURY CITY”, Tate Modern, London
2005 “Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art”, Ljubljana moderna galerija, Ljubljana
2007 “The 1st Lisbon Architecture Triennale”, Lisbon
2008 “Kompira Art 2008 Toramaru Shachu”, Auditorium Kotohira-cho, Kagawa
2013 “The 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th Reverse triangular relationship Exhibition”, The Bamboo culture space, Tokyo
“Concert: Naoyoshi Hikosaka + Noise Music Concert of A.A.C.L”, Kissa Sakaiki, Tokyo
“Re:play 1972/2015 Restaging ”, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2016 “The 11th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 30th Reverse triangular relationship Exhibition”, The Bamboo culture space, Tokyo
2017 “The Disconnection-Art Movement: An Exhibition of Simulation-Art”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo
2018 “Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Face and Abstraction”, Kiyoharu Art Colony, Yamanashi
2019 “Group Show 2”, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo
“Who opens up the world?”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi

Masako + Naoyoshi Biography

Selected Exhibitions
1972 “Komaba Anthology”, Kuni Chiya Buto Raboratory, Tokyo
“Image Expression ’72”, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
1973 “AFFECT GREEN meet FLOOR EVENT”, Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
“AFFAIR & PRACTICE · BY 12”, Pinar Galleries, Tokyo
“Quintette + 4 REVOLUTION Photography Exhibition”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
“Artists Today ’73”, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Kanagawa