Shusaku Arakawa

1936–2010

Biography

Shūsaku Arakawa (荒川 修作, Arakawa Shūsaku, July 6, 1936 – May 18, 2010) was a Japanese conceptual artist and architect. He had a personal and artistic partnership with the writer and artist Madeline Gins that spanned more than four decades. Later in their lives, Arakawa and Gins were more commonly associated with architectural projects aimed toward the longevity of human life expectancy.

Arakawa usually referred to himself by his surname only, which eventually came to be more commonly practiced by him during his career in the West.

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