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  • Shigeko Kubota, Three Mountains, 1976–79, four-channel video, color, sound, approx. 30 minutes each. Installation view. Photo: Denis Doorly.

    Shigeko Kubota, Three Mountains, 1976–79, four-channel video, color, sound, approx. 30 minutes each. Installation view. Photo: Denis Doorly.

    Shigeko Kubota

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    After studying sculpture at the Tokyo University of Education, Shigeko Kubota (1937–2015) relocated to New York in 1964 and quickly established herself within the city’s Fluxus community as a facilitator of events, a maker of objects, and a performance artist in her own right. Yet the groundbreaking 1969 exhibition “TV as a Creative Medium,” staged at New York’s Howard Wise Gallery (the artist reviewed the show for the Japanese art magazine Bijutsu Techo), and the invention of the Sony Porta-Pak (an affordable compact video camera with instant playback) irrevocably changed the way she would

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