Nonaka-Hill Gallery presents “Synogenesis,” by Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver. An opening reception took place on February 4, 2023. This marks Azuchi’s first West Coast solo exhibition, encompassing multimedia works spanning from 50 years of the artist’s dynamic career. The exhibition will remain on view through March 25, 2023.
In 1963, after finding a book on the works of Marcel Duchamp, written entirely in French – Shuzo Azuchi was inspired by the liberating qualities he saw in the works, prompting him to commence his first Happenings in high school. Staging performances such as, Grassfields (1963), in which 9 performers weeded a 9m x 9m plot of the schoolyard, while viewers watched from the roof.
This was just the beginning for the artist, whose career has lasted multiple decades, while the work extends beyond bodily observation.
Shuzo Azuchi ‘Gulliver’ (b. 1947; Shiga Prefecture, Japan). Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Selected solo exhibitions include Breath-Amorphous (2022) BankArt, Yokohama (Japan); Cinematic Illumination (2020) MoMA, New York (United States); La dolce vita (1999/2015) (2015) Neue Kunstverein Wuppertal, Wuppertal (Germany); Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver (2009), Dieci.Due Arte, Milano (Italy). Permanent installations and public/museum collections include Shiga Museum of Art (Shiga, Japan); The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan); Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan); Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States).
On view: February 4, 2023 – March 25, 2023
What: “Synogenesis,” Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver
Where: Nonaka-Hill Gallery, 720 N Highland Ave, LA, 90038