Shozo Shimamoto died 25 January 2013. It was a Japanese artist. He was an early member of the avant garde Gutai group founded in the 1950s. Shozo Shimamoto performance (video) at Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy 23 september 2011
Explosion! Painting as action
Moderna Museet in Stockholm
2 June – 9 September 2012
Kazuo Shiraga painted with his feet, suspended by ropes above the canvas, Andy Warhol or his assistants urinated on the canvas, Shozo Shimamoto hurled paint-filled glass bottles at his paintings, and Niki de Saint Phalle fired a rifle at her panels that she had prepared with balloons of paint under layers of plaster. The major exhibition this summer, Explosion, features works by some 50 artists from the late 1940s to today.
Shozo Shimamoto. Artworks 1950-2011. East and West
25 september 2011 – 8 january 2012
The exhibition Shozo Shimamoto. Artworks 1950-2011. East and West, promoted by the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani aims to document the artistic career of the master, from first innovative experiments of the forties and fifties, to the performance of recent years, investigating the notion of physical movement in space in which the artist moves poetically patrolling places. The exhibition is the first and only major retrospective dedicated to Italy Shimamoto.