KIKUHATA Mokuma A Retrospective – Postwar / Painting

The official catalogue of “A Retrospective – Postwar/ Painting” at Fukuoka Art Museumu (July 9-August 28. 2011) and Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (July 16-August 31. 2011). Along with the colored images of 323 works, 23 pages of detailed chronology, 14 pages of the list of literature and 71 pages of long interview, this catalogue is full of documents of never seen before. By paying attention to the turning points from his childhood to the recent years of Kikuhata, who is known not only for his art works but also for the writing and other creative activities, this catalogue offers the world of Kikuhata observed in unique view. Lining up the keywords related to Kikuhata such as Kyushu-ha, Eishin Ueno, Circle Mura, recorded images of the Pacific War, Sakubee Yamamoto, recorded images of coalmine and Kurago, we find it including important elements for understanding of post war avant-garde art and post war Japanese culture as well.