Joseph Beuys was born in 1921, in Krefeld, Germany. During his school years in Kleve, Beuys was exposed to the work of Achilles Moortgat, whose studio he often visited, and was inspired by the sculptures of Wilhelm Lehmbruck. (more…)
Kishio Suga was born in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, in 1944, and lives and works in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Suga has had several important solo exhibitions during the past three years, including Blum & Poe in New York (2018); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2016); Dia: Chelsea, New York (2016); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2015). In July 2017, the Dia Art Foundation announced the acquisition of five major installations by Suga. Due to go on display at Dia: Beacon in 2020, these works will reveal how his practice coincided with the Arte Povera, Land art, and Minimalist movements.
Suga is frequently included in global survey exhibitions. Most recently, a re-creation of his groundbreaking outdoor installation Law of Situation (1971) was displayed in the Gaggiandre shipyard at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), and his work was presented in Japanorama. New vision on art since 1970 at the Centre Pompidou Metz (2017–2018). His work is featured in many institutional collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art; Glenstone Foundation, Potomac; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; Long Museum, Shanghai; M+, Hong Kong; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Pinault Collection, Venice; Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; Tate Modern, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama.