A wooden box stands on a red surface. The chess pieces are symbolized by various grinding tool tips.
Photo: © ifa, Team bildhübsche Fotografie

Takako Saito: Chess and Art

16 Theses on Takako Saito's Chess Games or 16 Theses on Fluxus, Networks and Playfulness

5 Jun 2024
18:00 - 19:00
ifa-Galerie Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stttgart

A dialogue-based tour of works by the artist Takako Saito

Art historian Alexa Dobelmann is doing her doctorate on the subject of networks of Fluxus artists at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, where she is examining Hanns Sohm's archive, a contemporary documentation of correspondence, photos, books, catalogues, magazines, films and videos. In doing so, she draws parallels between Fluxus and Hanns Sohm's practice, focussing among other things on the relationship to Japan and vice versa. In this context, the artist Tatako Saito, who is represented in the ifa exhibition "Traces of Interest" with several chess games, appears as a nomadic artist and typical of the Fluxus movement.

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