Shigeki Kitani 喜谷繁暉 (1928 – 2009)

 

1928 December 29. Born in Hōjōmachi, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture


1941 Graduates from Hōjō Elementary School, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture


1945 March. Graduates from Ono Junior High School, Hyogo Prefecture.

         Joins the preparatory pilot training course of the Imperial Japanese Navy, but

         the war ends before  he is sent into battle


1945 –1946 Works as an agricultural laborer for about a year, then trains as a lathe  

         operator


1947–1949 Serves as leader of the labor union youth division at a factory in  Akashi,

         Hyogo Prefecture,  and organizes a strike; starts to paint and write

         poetry; works briefly in a tax office and a local government office


1950 Enrolls in Yōga (Western Painting) Department of Kyoto Municipal Specialist

         School of Painting  (now Kyoto City University of Arts)


1951 June. Six-artist exhibition, Maruzen, Kyoto; shows Rafu shūsaku 裸婦習作


1952 Completes his studies under the painters Kunitarō Suda 須田国太郎 and Jūtarō

         Kuroda  黒田重太郎;

         Graduates from the Yōga (Western Painting) Department of Kyoto Municipal               Specialist  School of Painting (now Kyoto City University of  Arts);

         Travels briefly to Tokyo

1953 Around this time, joins the artistic circle of Jirō Yoshihara 吉原治良, co-founder

         of the Gutai movement Seventeenth Jiyū bijutsu ten 自由美術展 (Free Art           

         Exhibition); held by the Jiyū Bijutsuka Kyōkai  自由美術家協会 (Free Artists  

         Association), founded in 1937 by Saburō Hasegawa 長谷川三郎 and  others

1954 Eighteenth Jiyū bijutsu ten 自由美術展 (Free Art Exhibition) August.

         Gutai Bijutsu Kyōkai 具体美術協会 (Gutai Art Association) founded by Jirō  

         Yoshihara  吉原治良 and sixteen others


1955 Nineteenth Jiyū bijutsu ten 自由美術展 (Free Art Exhibition)

         September 9 –14.  Jiyū Bijutsu Kyōkai Ōsaka sākuru ten 自由美術協会大阪

         サークル展  (Exhibition of  the Free Art Association Osaka Circle), Sogō そご

        う Department Store, Osaka; shows three works  entitled Shōten 昇天(Ascension)


1956 Kansai sōgō bijutsu ten 関西総合美術展 (Kansai Total Arts Exhibition)

         July 27–August 5. Second Gutai yagai ten 具体野外展 (Gutai Outdoor

         Exhibition),  Ashiya Park;  participates as an unofficial member of Gutai and     

         exhibits an installation of 100 ceramic plates

         November 27– December 4. Twentieth Jiyū bijutsu ten 自由美術展 (Free Art

         Exhibition), Ōsaka  Shiritsu Bijutsukan 大阪市立美術館 (Osaka City Museum

         of Fine Arts)


1957 Publishes first edition of poetry anthology Omae おまえ


1958 Kansai sōgō bijutsu ten 関西総合美術展 (Kansai Total Arts Exhibition)


1959 Kansai sōgō bijutsu ten 関西総合美術展 (Kansai Total Arts Exhibition) 

         September. Exhibition of painting and poetry at Tōden Sābisu Sentā 東電サービ

         スセンター (Tokyo  Electric Service Center), Tokyo

         September 3 – 9. Second Jiyū Bijutsuka Kyōkai Ōsaka sākuru ten 自由美術家協

         会大阪サークル展  (Exhibition of the Osaka Circle of the Free Artists’

         Association), Shinsaibashi Foto Gyararī   心斎橋フォトギャラリ (Shinsaibashi 

         Photo Gallery), Osaka; shows Furui furui Tōyō no uta, watakushi  no uta 古い古

         い東洋の歌・私の歌 (Old, Old Far Eastern Song, My Song)


1960 Starts to contribute to the poetry magazines Jikan 時間 and Kata 片 

         Kansai sōgō bijutsu ten 関西総合美術展 (Kansai Total Arts Exhibition) 

         November. Re-publishes poetry anthology Kitani Shigeki shishū: Omae

         喜谷繁暉詩集:おまえ


1961 or 1962 Maruzen Sekiyu geijutsu shōreishō ten 丸善石油芸術奨励賞展

         (Maruzen Petroleum Art-Promotion  Prize Exhibition); shows Fūkei 4 風景 4

         (Landscape 4)


1961 Publishes poetry anthology Shishū Tadayou heya 詩集漂う部屋 

         Solo exhibition, Ōsaka Garō 大阪画廊 (Osaka Gallery), featuring 30 oil

         paintings and  30 paintings with poems


1962 May 9 – 30. Fifth Gendai Nihon bijutsu ten 現代日本美術展 (Contemporary Art

         Exhibition of Japan),  Tōkyō Toritsu Bijutsukan 東京都立美術館 (Tokyo

         Metropolitan Art Museum)

1963 October 14 – 20. Three-man show with Hiroshi Kunimata 国又宏 and Tadashi

         Kawakami 川上忠,  Nūnu Garō ヌーヌ画廊 (Nunu Gallery), Osaka


1964 Publishes poetry anthology Zō no mura 象の村

         Starts to contribute to the poetry magazine Ryū 龍


1965 July 1– 20, Fifteenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展 (Gutai Art Exhibition),

         Gutai Pinacotheca  具体ピナコテカ, Osaka; exhibits as a non-member of Gutai

         July. Becomes an official member of the Gutai Art Association on the

         introduction of Kazuo Shiraga  白髪一雄

         October 8 –13. Sixteenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展 (Gutai Art Exhibition),

         Keiō Hyakkaten  京王百貨店 (Keio Department Store), Tokyo;

         shows works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series 

         November 1–14. Solo exhibition at Kōbe Garō 神戸画廊 (Kobe Gallery);

         reviewed by Kazuo Akane  赤根和生 in Yomiuri shinbun 読売新聞,

         November 6, 1965 and Bijutsu techō 美術手帖, January 1966;  anonymous

         review in Bijutsu jānaru 美術ジャーナル, no. 56, January 15, 1966

         December 1–10. Gutai bijutsu shōhin ten 具体美術小品展 (Gutai Exhibition for

         Small Works), Gutai  Pinacotheca 具体ピナコテカ, Osaka

         December 16 – 27. Nijūnin no hōhō ten 20人の方法展 (Methodologies of 20

         Artists Exhibition),  Shinanobashi Garō 信濃橋画廊 (Shinanobashi Gallery),

         Osaka (opening exhibition); reviewed in  Bijutsu techō 美術手帖, March 1966


1966 Publishes poetry anthology Emaki: Shishū 絵巻:詩集

         January 21– February 27. Gendai bijutsu no shinsedai ten 現代美術の新世代展

         (New Generation of  Contemporary Art Exhibition), Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan

         国立近代美術館 (National Museum of  Modern Art), Tokyo; shows Toruso 12

         トルソ 12 (Torso 12, see cat. no. 31); reviewed by Takahiko  Okada 岡田隆彦 in

          SD (Space Design), no. 15, March 1966

         April. Nul1966, Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, Netherlands

         June 12 – October 2. Second Salon International des Galeries Pilotes, Musée

         Cantonal des Beaux-Arts,  Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland; shows

         Toruso 1 トルソ 1 (Torso 1);  reviewed by Raoul-Jean Moulin in Cimaise: Art et

         Architecture Actuels (Present Day Art and  Architecture), vol. 13 no. 76 (May–

         July 1966), pp. 24 – 34

         May 10 – 30. Seventh Gendai Nihon bijutsu ten 現代日本美術展 (Contemporary

         Art Exhibition of  Japan), Tōkyō Toritsu Bijutsukan 東京都立美術館 (Tokyo

         Metropolitan Art Museum)

         September 1–12. Shikisai chōkoku ten 色彩彫刻展 (Colored Sculpture

         Exhibition), Gyararī Azuchi  ギャラリー安土 (Gallery Azuchi), Osaka;

         reviewed in Asahi shinbun 朝日新聞, evening edition,  September 5, 1966

         September 10 –15 and October 1–10. Seventeenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展

         (Gutai Art Exhibition), Takashimaya Hyakkaten 高島屋百貨店 (Takashimaya

         Department Store), Yokohama, and  Gutai Pinacotheca 具体ピナコテカ, Osaka;

         shows works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series
         November 1– 6. Han-Setouchi gendai bijutsu ten 汎瀬戸内美術展 (All-Setouchi

         Contemporary Art  Exhibition), Sōgō Bunka Sentā Bijutsukan 総合文化セン

         ター美術館 (Cultural Center Art Museum),  Okayama

         December 5 –18. Kettaina akusesarī shō ケッタイナ・アクセサリー・ショー      (Weird Accessory Show),  OS Garō OS画廊 (OS Gallery), Osaka


1967 Minami Nihon gendai bijutsu ten 南日本現代美術展 (Southern Japan

         Contemporary Art Exhibition),  Kōchi

         April 2 – 7. Second Furansu seifu ryūgakusei senbatsu Mainichi bijutsu konkūru

         nyūsen sakuhin ten  フランス政府留学生選抜毎日美術コンクール入選作品

         展 (Mainichi Art Concours Exhibition of Works  Submitted by Artists Applying

         for French Government Travel Scholarships), Kyōto-shi Bijutsukan   京都市美術

         館 (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art); exhibits Sakuhin 66-24 作品66-24 (Work

         6-24)

         May 26 – July 8. The Gutai Group Osaka Japan, Experiment Studio, Rotterdam,

         Netherlands

         June 1–10. Gutai bijutsu shinsaku ten 具体美術新作展 (Gutai New Works

         Exhibition), later  documented as Eighteenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展

         (Gutai Art Exhibition), Gutai Pinacotheca  具体ピナコテカ, Osaka; shows

         works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series

         June 5 – 30. Gutai Group Exhibition (later documented as Gutai Art Exhibition in

         Austria),  Wulfengasse Heide Hildebrand Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria; shows

         works from the Toruso トルソ  (Torso) series 

         June 7–11. Nijūshūnen kinen Ashiya-shi ten 二十周年記念芦屋市展 (Ashiya

         City Twentieth  Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition), Ashiya Shimin Kaikan

         芦屋市民会館 (Ashiya Citizens’ Hall)

         August. Works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series featured on the Wide Show

         11 PM television show

         October 1–14 and November 1–14. Nineteenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展

         (Gutai Art Exhibition),  Tōkyō Chūō Bijutsukan 東京中央美術館 (Central

         Museum of Arts, Tokyo) and Gutai Pinacotheca  具体ピナコテカ, Osaka; shows

         works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series 

         December 1– 20. Gutai bijutsu shōhin ten 具体美術小品展 (Gutai Small Works

         Exhibition: Modern  Japanese Painting), Gutai Pinacotheca 具体ピナコテカ,

         Osaka

         December 18 – 24. Gendai bijutsu Ōsaka hyakunin ten 現代美術大阪100人展

         (Osaka Hundred Works  Exhibition), Garō Ano 画廊あの (Galerie Anneau),

         Osaka

         December 18 – 30. Gendai mini bijutsu ten 現代ミニ美術展 (Contemporary

         Mini-Art Exhibition),  Imabashi Garō 今橋画廊 (Imabashi Gallery), Osaka


1968 Stars in radio play Harukana koe 遥かな声 (A Distant Voice), Tōkai Rajio 東海

         ラジオ (Tōkai Radio)

         April 8. Saikederikku shō サイケデリックショー (Psychedelic Show), event

         held at SAB Hall to mark  the first screening of the movie Mondo Mod, directed

         by Peter Perry Jr.

         April 15 – 20. Sekkusu imēji ten セックスイメージ展 (Sex Image Exhibition),

         Akao Garō あかお画廊  (Akao Gallery), Osaka

         May. Participates in design of Saikederikku Kissa サイケデリック喫茶

         (Psychedelic Coffee Room) in  Koronbia Kissa コロンビア喫茶 (Columbia

         Coffee Shop), Tenjinbashi, Osaka

         May. Publishes proposal for an open-participation magazine Ningen kakudai no

         tame no hon  人間拡大のための本 (The Challenge)

1968 July 1– 20. Twentieth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展 (Gutai Art Exhibition), Gutai

         Pinacotheca, Osaka;  shows works from the Toruso トルソ (Torso) series   

         August. Travels to Wakayama for the filming of Mujin rettō 無人列島 (The

         Desert Archipelago),  directed by Katsu Kanai 金井勝

         August. Features in a happening screened on the Wide Show 11 PM television

         show, with Yūki Mikawa  三川由貴, Tetsuo Miki 三喜徹雄, and others

         August. Shichiēshon in samā シチエーション イン サマー (Situation in

         Summer), also documented  as Reakushon in samā レアクション イン サ

  マー (Reaction in Summer), performance with  Kazunari Nakata 中田和成, Yūki

        Mikawa 三川由貴, Tetsuo Miki 三喜徹雄, Akira Yamaguchi 山口晃,  and others,

        SAB Hall

        October. Around this time, resigns from Gutai Art Association following

        disagreements over his  involvement in performance events; does not participate

        in the last Gutai Art Exhibition, held  November 1– 20

        October 27. Kyō no shi matsuri 今日の詩祭 (Poetry Today Festival), Hyōgo

        Kenmin Kaikan  兵庫県民会館 (Hyogo Citizens’ Hall), Kobe

        November 27. Poetry recital on Tōkai Rajio 東海ラジオ (Radio Tōkai)

        December 16 – 22. Second Gendai bijutsu Ōsaka hyakunin ten 現代美術大阪100

        人展 (Osaka  Exhibition of 100 Contemporary Artists), Shinanobashi Garō 信濃

        橋画廊 (Shinanobashi Gallery)  and Garō Ano 画廊あの (Galerie Anneau), 

        Osaka


1969 Publishes poetry anthology Hōjō: Shishū 北条:詩集

         March 31– April 5. Hansen to kaihō no tame no purotesuto 69 X ten 反戦と解放

         のためのプロテスト69X展  (Anti-war and liberation protest 69 X exhibition),

         Akao Garō あかお画廊 (Akao Gallery), Osaka, with  associated protests and

         happenings; shows work and directs in collaboration with the photographer

         Seiryū Inoue 井上青竜, Akira Yamaguchi 山口晃, and others; reviewed in

         Yomiuri shinbun  読売新聞, April 1 and Mainichi shinbun 毎日新聞, April 1

         May. Performance on the Wide Show 11 PM television show to publicize the film

         Mujin rettō  無人列島 (The Desert Archipelago), directed by Katsu Kanai 金井

         勝

         June 10. Street happening to publicize the film Mujin rettō 無人列島, various 

         locations in Osaka

         June 14. Supports independent public showing of the film Mujin rettō 無人列島

         (The Desert Archipelago) at SAB Hall, Osaka, and writes message for the flier

         August 9 –18. Avangyarudo pātī アヴァンギャルド (Avantgarde Party) fashion

         collection, Pairu パイル,  Osaka

         November 19 – 30. Erosu Iteza kikaku ten エロス射手座企画展 (Eros in Iteza

         Exhibition), Gyararī Iteza  ギャラリー射手座 (Sagittarius Gallery), Kyoto, with

         Gentarō Komaki 小牧源太郎, Yukitoshi Tashiro  田代幸俊, Masakazu Horiuchi

         堀内正和, Sadamasa Motonaga 元永定正, Kazuo Yagi 八木一夫, and  Hideo

         Yoshihara 吉原英雄

         December 15 – 20. Karikachua ningen pōtorēto カリカチュア・にんげん・

         ポートレート (Caricature  Human Portraits), Puchi Imabashi プチ・イマバシ

         (Petit Imabashi), Osaka

1970 Year of the Osaka Expo (March 15 – September 13) Around this time, teaching at

         Amagasaki City Junior High School Around this time and probably earlier,

         Director of Kōbe Garō 神戸画廊 (Kobe Gallery)

         January 5 –10. Art 7 ten アート・7 展 (Art 7 Exhibition), Shinanobashi Garō 信

         濃橋画廊 (Shinanobashi  Gallery), Osaka

         January 26 – 31. Kitani Shigeki 1947–1970 ten 喜谷繁暉 1947–1970 展 (Shigeki

         Kitani 1947–1970 Exhibition), Miyazaki Garō みやざき画廊 (Miyazaki

         Gallery), Osaka; shows Furui furui tōyō no uta,  watakushi no uta 古い古い東洋

         の歌・私の歌 (Old, Old Far Eastern Song, My Song),  Sakuhin 作品 (Work),

         Sakuhin 16 作品 16 (Work 16), and Torso 12  トルソ 12 (Torso 12); reviewed in

         Mainichi shinbun 毎日新聞, evening edition,  February 2, 1970

         March 5 –10. ’70 Shi to sho jūninin ten ’70詩と書12人展 (Exhibition of Poetry

         and Calligraphy by 12  Artists), Kōbe Sanchika Taun Mitsubishi Kobe Hōmu

         Kōnā-nai Gyrararī 神戸サンチカタウン三菱ホー ムコーナー内ギャラリー

         (Kobe Sanchika Town Mitsubishi Home Corner Gallery)

         March 9 –14. Ōsaka no zen hanga 大阪の全版画 (All-Osaka Print Exhibition),

         Garō Miyazaki  画廊みやざき (Miyazaki Gallery), Osaka

         March 9 –16. Bijutsu × bungaku ’70 ten 美術 × 文学 ’70 展 (Art × Literature ’70

         Exhibition), Tōhō Garō  東宝画廊 (Tōhō Gallery), Osaka; held to support the

         construction of Kōbe Bungaku Gakkai Kaikan  神戸文学学会会館 (Kobe

         Literary Association Building)

         March 29 – 31. Makes dolls for the Morita Contemporary Dance Performance,

         Ōsaka Geijutsu Sentā  大阪芸術センター (Osaka Arts Center)

         April 1–12. Sofuto media ソフト・メディア (Soft Media), Ōsaka Geijutsu

         Sentā 大阪芸術センター  (Osaka Arts Center)

         April 13 –18. Kitani Shigeki Pure Nude ten 喜谷繁暉PURE NUDE展 (Shigeki

         Kitani Pure Nude Exhibition), Gyararī Yatsui ギャラリーヤツイ (Gallery

         Yatsui), Osaka

         May 1– 9. Warera Nihon dochakumin ten われら日本土着民展 (We Are

         Japanese Aborigines Exhibition),  Kōbe Garō 神戸画廊 (Kobe Gallery), with

         Seiryū Inoue 井上青竜, Masatsugu Kashiwao 橿尾正次, Kazuo  Shiraga 白髪一

         雄, Naoharu Horio 堀尾貞治, Makio Yamaguchi 山口牧生, and Ran Yamazaki

         山崎ラン

         May 11–16. Zen’ei no tsukuru mingei ten 前衛のつくる民芸展 (Exhibition of

         Folkcrafts by Avant Garde Artists), Kōbe Garō 神戸画廊 (Kobe Gallery); 36-

         person show; reviewed in Asahi shinbun  朝日新聞, Hanshin 阪神 edition, May

         10 and Asahi shinbun 朝日新聞, June 21

         May 18 – 23. Non-erotikku ten のんエロティック展 (Non-Erotic Exhibition,

         Kōbe Garō 神戸画廊  (Kobe Gallery); exhibition of work by Hige Nishimoto

         ヒゲ・ニシモト, curated by Shigeki Kitani

         June 2 –11. Zen’ei sakka sakuhin ten: Atarashii mingei no tame ni 前衛作家作品

         展:新しい民芸のために  (Exhibition of Work by Avant-Garde Artists: For a

          New Folkcraft), Gyararī Iteza ギャラリー射手座  (Sagittarius Gallery), Kyoto;

          apparently a second showing of the preceding, with a different title

          October 8 –11. Gensō no interia 幻想のインテリア (Fantasy Interiors), Sanbō

          Hall, Kobe; organized  by Kazuo Akane 赤根和生

          October 5, 12, 19, 26. Contributes articles to “Zero zahyō” ゼロ座標 (“Zero

          Coordinates”) column of  Kōbe shinbun 神戸新聞

          October 26 – 31. Hanga nijūyonin ten 版画24人展 (Exhibition of Prints by 24

          Artists), Masago Garō  マサゴ画廊 (Masago Gallery), Osaka

1971 June 20. “Dokuritsu no bunka o” 独立の文化 (“Toward an Independent

          Culture”), article in  Asahi shinbun 朝日新聞


1976 Solo exhibition, Tōhō Garō 東宝画廊 (Tōhō Gallery), Osaka

         November 2 –14. Gutai bijutsu no jūhachinen ten 具体美術の18年展 (Eighteen

         Years of Gutai Art  Exhibition), Ōsaka Fumin Gyararī 大阪府民ギャラリー

         (Osaka Citizens’ Gallery)


1977 August 22 – 27. Solo exhibition, Tōhō Garō 東宝画廊 (Tōhō Gallery), Osaka


1978 Solo exhibition, Gyararī Horie ギャラリーほりえ (Horie Gallery), Kasai

         Publishes poetry anthology Miwayama: Shishū 三輪山:詩集


1979 December 3 – 9 and 11–15. Solo exhibition Shigeki Kitani yusai shōhin ten 喜谷

         繁暉油彩小品展  (Small works in oil by Shigeki Kitani), Gyararī Horie ギャラ

         リーほりえ (Horie Gallery), Kasai, and  Bon Garō 凡画廊 (Bon Gallery),

         Kakogawa


1980 August 25 – 31. Solo exhibition, Gyararī Horie ギャラリーほりえ (Horie

         Gallery), Kasai


1981 Around this time, becomes a member of Nihon Gendai Shijin Kai 日本現代詩人

         会 (Association of  Japanese Contemporary Poets)


1982 November 9 –14. Solo exhibition, Gyararī Adesso ギャラリー・アデッソ

         (Space Adesso), Ashiya; reviewed in Kōbe shinbun 神戸新聞, November 6

         December 13 –19. Solo exhibition, Gyararī Sanīsaido ギャラリー・サニーサイ

        ド (Sunnyside Gallery),  Kasai, and Gyararī Adesso ギャラリー・アデッソ

         (Space Adesso), Ashiya; reviewed in Kōbe shinbun  神戸新聞, December 8


1983 Publishes poetry anthology Tsuki to haha: Shishū 月と母:詩集

         January 31– February 5. Solo exhibition Nudus Schedium, Gyararī Azuchi ギャ

         ラリー安土 (Azuchi  Gallery), Osaka

         June 21– 30. Solo exhibition Ashiya fūkei 芦屋風景 (Views of Ashiya), Gyararī

         Adesso ギャラリー・ア デッソ (Space Adesso), Ashiya; reviewed in Asahi

         famirī 朝日ファミリー, July 15; abstract works by  Kazuo Shiraga 白髪一雄

         are shown at the same time


1984 January 30 – February 4. Solo exhibition, ギャラリー安土 (Azuchi Gallery),

         Osaka

         March 2 – 4. Solo exhibition of poems and paintings, Gyararī Adesso ギャラ

         リー・アデッソ (Space  Adesso), Ashiya

         August 24 – September 1. Tōban ten 陶板展 (Ceramic Tile Exhibition), ギャラ

         リー安土 (Azuchi Gallery),  Osaka; 15-person show

         October 23 – 28. Solo exhibition, Ashiya fūkei 芦屋風景 (Views of Ashiya),

         Gyararī Adesso ギャラリー・ アデッソ (Space Adesso), Ashiya

1985 January 1– 26. Solo exhibition, Hana, ningyō, ijinkan 花・人形・異人館

         (Flowers, Dolls, Foreigners’  Villas), Gyararī Azuchi ギャラリー安土 (Azuchi

         Gallery), Osaka

         May 25 – 31. Solo exhibition, Ashiya fūkei 芦屋風景 (Views of Ashiya), Gyararī

         Adesso ギャラリー・ アデッソ (Space Adesso), Ashiya

         August – December. Views of old foreigners’ villas published in Dokusha bungei

         読者文芸

         November 30 – December 5. Solo exhibition Ashiya fūkei (Hashi shirīzu) 芦屋

         風景(橋シリーズ) (Views  of Ashiya: Bridge Series), Gyararī Adesso ギャラ

         リー・アデッソ (Space Adesso), Ashiya

                 
1986 –1993 Works on landscape paintings of Paris; solo exhibitions in Hōjō,

          Kakogawa, Kobe, Matsuyama, Osaka,  Sapporo, Tokyo, and other cities

          Starts work on the いざなみ Izanami mask series, named after the “Great

          Mother Goddess of Japan”


1993 Ashiya Shiritsu Bijutsu Hakubutsukan 芦屋市立美術博物館 (Ashiya City

         Museum of Art and History)  purchases a Toruso トルソ (Torso) work shown at

         the Sixteenth Gutai bijutsu ten 具体美術展 (Gutai  Art Exhibition) in 1965, and

         receives gifts of three works by Kitani from Isamu Tsujimoto 辻本勇,  owner of

         Gyararī Azuchi ギャラリー安土 (Azuchi Gallery), and one work by Kitani from

         Miyazaki Garō  みやざき画廊 (Miyazaki Gallery)


1995 Publishes poetry anthology Kekkon: Shishū 結婚:詩集


2002 Exhibition of poems and paintings, Gyararī Moe ギャラリー萌 (Moe Gallery),

         Osaka


2004 Runs the Kurokkī Kai クロッキー会 (Croquis Association) painting school in

         Osaka

         December. Publishes poetry anthology Kitani Shigeki shishū 喜谷繁暉詩集


2009 February. Death of Shigeki Kitani

         May 24 – June 6. Ko-Kitani Shigeki-san no isaku ten 故喜谷繁暉さんの遺作展

         (Exhibition of Works by  the Late Mr. Shigeki Kitani). Uōru Gyrararī ウオール

         ギャラリー (Wall Gallery), Kasai


2012 July 4 – September 10. “Gutai”: Nippon no zen’ei jūhachinen no kiseki

       「具体」:ニッポンの前衛18年の軌跡  (Gutai: The Spirit of an Era).

         Kokuritsu Shin Bijutsukan 国立新美術館 (The National At Center), Tokyo; 

         Torso 12 トルソ 12 (Torso 12) is shown

2015 May 15 - July 17. 'Early Works'.   Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York




 

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Shigeki Kitani - Torso in the making

Shigeki Kitani - Torso in the making