This retrospective is the first solo show of Takako Saito (born 1929 in Sabae-shi, Japan) in a French museum. It brings together more than 400 works since her beginnings in the 1960s alongside Fluxus artists George Maciunas in the United States, and George Brecht and Robert Filliou in France, before she settled in Düsseldorf at the end of the 1970s.
Comprising sculptures, paintings, performative and sound works as well as books, the exhibition surveys more than fifty years of Saito’s career, from her early works based on games (most notably chess) to her latest clothing designs. The retrospective, which bears witness to an ongoing interest in everyday objects and audience participation, will be punctuated by three performances by the artist, who turns 90 this year.The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual catalogue (German, English, French) published by Snoeck Publishing (Cologne), with essays by Dieter Daniels, Larry List, Marc Schulz, Takako Saito, and Johannes Stahl.
Curators: Alice Motard, Eva Schmidt and Johannes Stahl
In partnership with Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.
Image : Portrait de Takako Saito dans son exposition au CAPC
Photo d’Arthur Pequin