Keiichi Ikemizu (Japan)
Born in 1937 in Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Kyoto.
Solo artist as well as a core member of the avant-garde group
“THE PLAY” since the late 60’s, Ikemizu
has been involved in numerous projects and performances, constructing
a fictitious world by incorporating unexpected and extraordinary
situations into the real world. Blue Crossing (PIAS
site in Kita-ku, Osaka, 1993) is a work representing an urban
port or train station where people come and go and encounter
each other, and through this process make new discoveries.
Ikemizu has participated in “9th Contemporary Art Exhibition
of Japan,”(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kyoto Municipal
Museum of Art, 1969), while his major works include East
Wind, Fine (Rokko Island Reclaimed Land, Kobe City, 1983),
Steel Pipes go to the Sea (“Museum City Tenjin”
Meinohama Beach, Fukuoka City, 1994), Thunder (Project,
Jubuzan, Ominesan, Kyoto Prefecture, 1977-86) and Yakushima
Island - Cutting of the Sea Surfaces (Unfinished, 2000).
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