Kazuko Miyamoto: To perform a line
Kazuko Miyamoto: To perform a line
This exhibition reclaims Miyamoto’s contributions to the development of Minimalism, challenging its general understanding as male dominated, and embraces her highly individual artistic pursuit to reveal a sustained interest in the body.
Japan Society
April 29, 2022 to July 10, 2022
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Artist details

Kazuko Miyamoto (b.1942, Tokyo) is a relatively little-known but significant artist. Miyamoto’s work displays a sustained interest in the body through evocative conceptual experiments and investigations in performance and textiles.

Exhibition details

This exhibition provides an overview of the artist’s work, moving from her contributions to the Minimalism movement through early paintings and drawings from the 1960s, and her increasingly spatial string constructions in the 1970s, to her conceptual experiments in performance, culminating in her kimono series from 1987 through the 1990s. A number of works that will be on view have never been shown publicly, offering a crucial opportunity for the public to encounter Miyamoto’s rich oeuvre for the first time.


Japan Society
333 E 47th St
New York, NY

Image: Kazuko Miyamoto with assistant creating string constructions in her studio at 181 Chrystie Street, 1970s. Courtesy of the artist and Zürcher Gallery, New York/Paris