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Tetsumi Kudo

Proliferating Chain Reaction

by Doryun Chong

Dancers Eiko & Koma recount their memories of Tetsumi Kudo and coming of age amid the giants of the 1960s Tokyo avant-garde.

EIKO & KOMA, Hunger, 2008, performance documentation. Photo by Gregory Georges. Copyright the artists.

Philosophy of Impotence, or Distribution Map of Impotence and the Appearance of Protective Domes at the Points of Saturation, 1961–62, 

installation view at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2008. Photo by Gene Pittman.

Tetsumi Kudo was the enfant terrible of the postwar Japanese art world. Born in Osaka in

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