On display at Tate Modern
- Display Room: A View from Tokyo: Between Man and Matter (Room 5)
- Display Theme: Level 4: Materials and Objects
- Susumu Koshimizu born 1944
- Displayed: 3000 x 8100 x 100 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2008
Koshimizu investigates the substance of wood by sawing planks into different shapes, exposing their surface qualities through different kinds of repetitive cuts. Koshimizu was part of Mono Ha (‘School of Things’), which reacted against the embrace of technology and visual trickery in mid-1960s Japanese art. They sought to understand ‘the world as it is’ by exploring the essential properties of materials, often combining organic and industrial objects and processes.
Gallery label, January 2016