Retrospective – gallery guide Tetsumi Kudo

Published by Fridericianum, Kassel, 2016, 34 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

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Bottled humanism, coloured neon contaminations, tattered flaps of skin, and limp penises bring humanist self-assurance crashing to the ground. What appears as poison or chemical devastation is in fact an appeal to understand metamorphosis as a state of being. Over a period of three decades (from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s), Tetsumi Kudo created a consistent body of work that serves as a model for contemporary conceptual approaches. The Fridericianum presented the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist’s work in Germany. This pamphlet also serves as the gallery guide for Loretta Fahrenholz’s exhibition, Two A.M. Designed by Zak Group.

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