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Splendid Playground is the title of a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York that highlights the work of Japan's avant-garde collective Gutai. Gutai was founded by Yoshihara Jirō in 1954. From 1954 until 1972, the group totaled 59 Japanese artists, who explored new art forms combining performance, painting, and interactive environments. The name "Gutai" literally means "concreteness" and stands for the direct engagement with materials its members were experimenting with. One of the major works on display is Motonaga Sadamasa's Work (Water) (1956/2011), a large scale sculptural installation made of polyethylene tubes filled with brightly-colored water that the artist recreated for the rotunda of the Guggenheim museum. This video provides you with a walk through the exhibition on the occasion of the press preview. The exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Guggenheim Museum in New York runs until May 8, 2013. Gutai: Splendid Playground. Retrospective at Guggenheim Museum, New York. Press Preview, February 14, 2013. Video by Shimon Azulay. More videos on contemporary art, design, architecture: http://www.vernissage.tv Connect: http://www.facebook.com/vernissagetv http://twitter.com/vernissagetv Become a Member: http://vernissage.tv/blog/members/ Browse our Archive: http://vernissage.tv/blog/archive/ Find Artists, Designers, Architects: http://vernissage.tv/blog/archive/artists/ VernissageTV on Google Currents: https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAowmLRi/vernissagetv_art_tv Art TV pioneer Vernissage TV provides you with an authentic insight into the world of contemporary fine arts, design and architecture. With its two main series "No Comment" and "Interviews", art tv channel VernissageTV attends opening receptions of exhibitions worldwide, interviews artists, designers, architects. VTV provides art lovers with news, reports and features from the international art scene. VernissageTV: the window to the art world. Das Fenster zur Kunstwelt. La fenêtre sur le monde de l'art. A janela para o mundo da arte. La ventana al mundo del arte. نافذة على عالم الفن. 到艺术世界的窗口。Окно в мир искусства. Since 2005.

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