GLOBAL PLAYERS-Deutsche und japanische Kunst der Gegenwart
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.Japanese Artist: No.02
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Appearance and Disappearance -Yokohama
plastic scintillation detector, photomaltiplier, LED
BankART Studio NYK-1 floor
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Takuro Osaka

1948 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1975 M,A, from Tokyo national university of fine arts and music
1991 Exchange Professor of MIT Boston
1994 ~ 2003 Professor of Musashino Art University Tokyo.
2004~ Professor of Tsukuba University

-Selected One Ğman Exhibition-
1982 The Relations between the Neon Light and the Sound " Maki Gallery ,Tokyo
1984 "Lght ,Sound and Body-Performance " Maki Gallery ,Tokyo
1986 "Protoscape " Gallery Okabe ,Tokyo
1995 "Ground " Gallery Kobayashi ,Tokyo
......"Pulse " Yemack Gallery ,Seoul
1996 "Ground-Vol-2 " Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo
..... "Ground Virsion-B " Maltimedi Art Gallery, Brussels
1998 "Appearance and Disappearance " Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo
1999 "Blue Atmosphere " Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo
2004 "Am Anfang war das Licht " Skulpturemuseum Glaskasten Marl

-Selected Group Exhibition-
2005....GLOBAL PLAYERS in BankART1929,Yokohama
1983 Electra " Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1998 "Japan High Technology Art Exhibition " Taiwan Museum of Art
1989 New tools & New Images " Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
1991 "Destination of Eyes and Hands " The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
1992 "TISEAiThird International Society of Electronic Artj " Sidney
1995 International Biennale Nagoya Artec 95 " Nagoya City Art Museum
1997 "4 th Kitakyusyu Biennale " Kitakyushu Minicipal Museum of Art "
...... "Catching the Light " O Art Museum, Tokyo
2002 "Lunar Project-Capture the moon light "
......Echigo -Tsumari Art Triennial 2000, Niigata prefecture
2001 "Techno Landscape " I.C.C Tokyo
2002 "Essential " Chiba City Museum
...... "Crafting Space " SMART Project Space, Amsterdam
2003 "Space Art "-Festival @rt outsiders, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
2004 "MIRAGE " St, Elisabeth Kirche BERLIN
...... "The Odyssey of Light " Heritage of Jerash, Jordan

-Award-
1998 LÕOREAL Grand Prize (L'OREAL Art and Science Foundation)

-Foundation-
2003~2004
Pola Art Foundation, Japan Foundation, Kuluturamt Mittte

-Commission Works-

Museum of Modern Art Saitama/ Toshima Government Office, Tokyo/
Ota- Ward office building, Tokyo/ Shin Tokyo International Airport-Narita/
Daikanyama ADDRESS building, Tokyo/ North Funeral Hall, Yokohama/
Skip City, Kawaguchi/ The Forest School "Kyororo " Niigata. And others

-ACTIVITIES-
Takuro Osaka is a pioneer of light art in Japan
The "Cosmic Ray Series " was intiated in 1995 and has continued since then. In this work, cosmic rays are captured by a detecting device and transformed into a blue LED display. His related works include
"Lunar Project ", which was performed on July 16, 2000 when a long total eclipse of the moon took place. This project exhibited an installation designed to capture moon light with 18 large mirrors (150 x150cm) over a rice field.
In 2001 he was also invited by NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan) as a fellow of "Space Art Projects " to join one of the "Feasibility studies " for the space assets like ISS. He experienced micro gravity through parabolic flights in order to attempt art performances while floating.
- From the Japanese Art Magazine BT-






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