The monographic exhibition of Takako Saito is presented in partnership with Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany. It gathers more than 400 works by the Düsseldorf-based Japanese Fluxus artist, who began her career in the 1960s alongside George Maciunas, George Brecht, and Robert Filliou.
Comprising sculptures, paintings, performances, sound works, and books, the presentation looks back on more than fifty years of Saito’s career, from her first works based on games (most notably chess) to her latest clothing designs. The retrospective, which bears witness to an ongoing interest in everyday objects and audience participation, will be punctuated by three performances by the artist, who turns 90 this year.
The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual catalogue (German, English, French) published by Snoeck Publishing (Cologne) in November 2018, with essays by Dieter Daniels, Larry List, Marc Schulz, Takako Saito, and Johannes Stahl.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.