Murakami Saburo hurling himself through 40 screens of paper in 1955. He called it Laceration of Paper.

Murakami Saburo hurling himself through 40 screens of paper in He called it "Laceration of Paper". Gutai Group the first radical, post-war group in Japan. It was founded by the painter Jiro Yoshihara

George Mathieu performance in Osaka with the Gutai, 1957

George Mathieu, performance in Osaka with the Gutai group, 1957

gutaigroup: Kazuo Shiraga, Funsyutu, 1997, sumi ink on paper, 90 x 90 cm

gutaigroup: “ Kazuo Shiraga, Funsyutu, sumi ink on paper, 90 x 90 cm ”

Jirō Yoshihara was a Japanese painter. In 1954, he co-founded the avant-garde Gutai group in Osaka. He worked in surrealist and abstract expressionist painting styles before turning, in his final years, to the repeated depiction of circles reminiscent of "satori," the enlightenment of Zen. This white circle was made by leaving the canvas unpainted while painting the background black.

Jirō Yoshihara was a Japanese painter. In he co-founded the avant-garde…

Atsuko Tanaka, “Work,” 1957, Courtesy and the Collection of Ashiya City Museum of Art & History ©Ryoji Ito.

Atsuko Tanaka, “Work,” Courtesy and the Collection of Ashiya City Museum of Art History ©Ryoji Ito.

Minoru Onoda, Work 61-14, 1961; mixed media on plywood; 36.14 x 52.36 inches (photo © Estate of Minoru Onoda, courtesy of Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie)

Minoru Onoda, Work mixed media on plywood; x inches (photo © Estate of Minoru Onoda, courtesy of Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie)

The Gutai group (具体; means “Embodiment”) was an artistic movement and association of artists founded (according to most sources) by Jiro Yoshihara in Japan in 1954.

AVAN GARDE DE L'ASIE The Gutai group (具体; means “Embodiment”) was an artistic movement and association of artists founded (according to most sources) by Jiro Yoshihara in Japan in

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the gutai group - Google Search

gutai group - Google Search

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Gutai Group at the Venice Biennale

Gutai Group at the Venice Biennale

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Atsuko Tanaka’s famous Electric Dress at the Guggenheim

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