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Tetsumi Kudo, /Graft '72 (Greffe '72)/ (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, /Graft '72 (Greffe '72)/ (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Tetsumi Kudo, /Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It/, 1970 
– 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It, 1970 – 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, /Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It/ 
(detail), 1970 – 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It (detail), 1970 – 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, /Votre Portrait T/, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, egg carton, wire and cotton
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Votre Portrait T, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, egg carton, wire and cotton
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

 

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait - R/, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait - R, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait/, 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait, 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait/ (detail), 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait (detail), 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo,/ Your Portrait – F/, 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – F, 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait – F /(detail), 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – F (detail), 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait – R/ (exterior), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – R (exterior), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, /Your Portrait – R/ (detail), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, 
Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – R (detail), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, Graft '72 (Greffe '72) (detail) 1972,
Plastic, metal, soil, thermometer, resin, adhesive, paint, hair and rope
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Tetsumi Kudo, Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It, 1970 – 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Cultivation of Nature & People Who Are Looking At It (detail), 1970 – 1971
Plastic, artificial soil, glass, cotton and resin
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, Votre Portrait T, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, egg carton, wire and cotton
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

 

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait - R, 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait, 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait (detail), 1966
Painted wood and pegboard case, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, paint
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Installation view, "Tetsumi Kudo", Hauser & Wirth London, 2015
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery
Photo: Alex Delfanne 

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – F, 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – F (detail), 1963
Painted wood case, cotton, plastic, polyester, alarm clock
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – R (exterior), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo, Your Portrait – R (detail), 1965 – 1966
Wood, paint, plastic, cotton 
Photo: Jessica Eckert
© Estate of Tetsumi Kudo, ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York and DACS, London 2015, Hiroko Kudo.
Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo

22 September - 21 November 2015

Hauser & Wirth London

 

This Autumn, Hauser & Wirth London will host an exhibition of works by Tetsumi Kudo (1935 – 1990) mounted in conjunction with Andrea Rosen Gallery. The installation was conceived with Olivier Renaud Clément. The exhibition presents a selection of work dating from the first ten years that Kudo spent in Paris (1963 – 1972). The seminal, room-size installation ‘Garden of the Metamorphosis in the Space Capsule’ (1968) forms the exhibition’s focal point and is shown alongside examples from his cube and dome series.

Developed in the context of post-war Japan and France, Kudo’s practice, which encompasses sculpture, installation and performance-based work, is dominated by a sense of disillusionment with the modern world – its blind faith in progress, technological advancement, and humanist ideals. His oeuvre transcends formal categorisation yet his work was consistently universal in its language.

A key figure of Tokyo’s Anti-Art Movement in the late 1950s, Kudo’s performative paintings and installations marked the beginning of his preoccupation with the impact of nuclear catastrophe and the excess of consumer society associated with the post-war economic boom. Relocating to Paris in 1962, Kudo gained recognition for his Happenings, but this exposure to the European intellectual scene also intensified his aversion to the modern agenda. This manifested in the biomorphic sculptures and assemblages that Kudo produced from 1963, in which he sought to expose the limitations of the modernist and humanist values that defined the post-war era. [Press text]

More information here