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REVIEWS

KOBE

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Gutai Retrospective

Gutai •- Installation view.• 

Copyright Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art.

The most widely recognized Japanese avant-garde art group of the post-war period, The Gutai Art Association has received international attention in numerous retrospective exhibitions since the 1980s. The city of Kobe, where Gutai began in 1954, was recently the site of a recent retrospective, marking the 50th anniversary of the group's formation. The exhibition, at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art is more than celebratory. As any thoughtful retrospective should do, it exerts a retroactive power, reviving…

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