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Sdaharu Horio

[ALIVE4_About Sadaharu Horio]

2022.12.10 sat - 12.25 sun

Open : 13:00 - 19:00

Cloesd : Tue, Wed


 Artist Sadaharu Horio, who passed away in 2018 just before his 80th birthday, was a member of the Gutai Art Association from the mid-1960s until the dissolution of the association.

Since then, Horio's artistic activities, in which he sought truth through art in his daily life, have been an indispensable part of his life since around 1985.

However, he continued to work on the subject of ‘Ordinary things' like 'atmosphere', which usually exists without being noticed, until the day before he ended his life.

His exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, which opened at the end of June 2022, was a recreation of the artist's studio, and the heat of his work, which filled the walls, was overwhelming to many who saw it and is still fresh in their memories.

 Our gallery has been developing the exhibition [ALIVE:  Continuing Art] since 2019, which consists mainly of his works, and this is the fourth time it has been presented in the form of a solo exhibition of his work.

 We are sincerely pleased to be able to present the traces of an artist who continued to be born every day, while digging out his way of life, with the cooperation of the artists, galleries and family members with whom we have a relationship.

We hope you will be able to see the artist's breath up close and personal.


Nao Masaki


Sadaharu Horio [1939-2018 ]

Born 1939 in Kobe, Japan, Horio became a member of the Gutai Art Association in 1965 and remained a member until its dissolution in 1972

Since around 1985, he has held countless solo and group exhibitions and performances in Japan and abroad, amounting to about 100 shows a year, under the consistent theme of ‘Ordinary things'. A giant in the art world

Main exhibitions

2002 Sadaharu Horio, The Ordinary Things ( Ashiya City Museum of Art )

2005 Yokohama Triennale, Sadaharu Horio + On-Site Art Squad ‘Kuki', 82 consecutive days of performance

2013 Gutai: Splendid Playground opening performance ( Guggenheim Museum /N.Y.)

2014 Sadaharu Horio: ‘Ordinary Things ' ( BB Plaza Museum of Art / Kobe)

2016 A Feverish Era in Japanese Art/ BOZAR ( Centre d'Art Brussel / Brussels, Belgium )

2017 East Asia Culture City 2017 Kyoto 'Asian Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition' Sadaharu Horio + On-Site Art Squad ‘Kuki' ( Kyoto )

2018 Solo exhibition (Axel Vervoord Gallery / Antwerp, Belgium , Hong Kong )

Passed away in November 2018

2022 'Listening to the Sound of the Earth Turning: Well-being after the Pandemic' ( Mori Art Museum / Tokyo )

Other solo and group exhibitions

《 at Gallery NAO MASAKI 》

2019 "ALIVE: Continuing Art", Lintalaw Hashiguchi and Sdaharu Horio

2020 "ALIVE" Mitsugu Sato, Sadahru Horio

2022 "ALIVE" Mitsugu Sato, Lintalaw Hashiguchi, Sadaharu Horio @ ART FAIR TOKYO 2022


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