• Yukihisa Isobe

    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)

    “Landscape—Yukihisa Isobe, Artist-Ecological Planner,” a retrospective curated by Naoko Seki, provided an excellent overview of the career of a genuine avant-gardist whose work has remained largely unknown to the Japanese public. Born in Tokyo in 1935, Isobe began in the mid-’50s as a post-Informel abstract painter who invented a unique method of overlaying wooden board with emblemlike patterns made of cardboard and plaster. A trip to New York in 1965 changed the course of his career, as he was exposed to the holistic vision and innovative flexibility of Buckminster Fuller’s architecture

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