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  • Yuki Katsura, Self-Portrait (Of My Young Age), 1985, cloth, cotton batting, 66 1/2 x 24 2/5 x 5 3/4".

    Yuki Katsura

    Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

    Yuki Katsura (1913–1991) was a female pioneer of the avant-garde whose prolific career encompassed the diverse fields of painting, collage, book design, and illustration, as well as writing essays and travelogues. This impressive range was fully on view in the comprehensive retrospective organized by Naoko Seki, the senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), in collaboration with fellow MOT curator Mihoko Nishikawa and the curatorial team at the Shimonoseki City Art Museum (where the show traveled subsequently) to celebrate the centennial of the artist’s birth.

    The installation

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