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Takako Saito

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Born in Sabae-Shi (Fukui), Japan, 1929
Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo exhibitions, selection
1972 La Fenêtre, Nice, France 1976 Galleria Multipla, Milan, Italy 1978 Galerie A, Amsterdam 1978 Other Books & So, Amsterdam 1978 Galerie Inge Baecker, Bochum, Germany 1980 Ruhr Universität, Essen, Germany 1981 Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria 1982 Galerie Kiki Maier-Hahn, Düsseldorf, Germany 1984 Bücherausstelling, Galerie M. + R. Fricke, Düsseldorf, Germany 1986 Takako Saito - performance, books and book objects, Galerie Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany 1988 Takako Saito – eine Japanerin in Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, cat. 1989 Fluxus, Takako Saito, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 1989 Schachspiele, Spiele un Bücher, Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Germany, cat.* 1990 Games, The Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, USA 1991 Takako Saito, Dimanche Hall, Ninomiya Fukui, Japan, cat. 1993 0+0+(-1)=my work, Fondation Mudima, Milan, Italy 1993 Spiele - spielen, Galerie Van der Milwe, Aachen, Germany 1994 Sound Objects, Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany 1994 Takako Saito, Studio Leonardi, Gênes, Italy 1994 You and me Shop / Porträtspiele, Galerie Ilverich, Düsseldorf-Meerbusch, Germany 1994 Book Objects, Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany 1996 Takako con una valigia ambulante, Galerie Catherina Gualco, Gênes, Italy 1999 Performance am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany 1999 Buchgalerie Mergemeier, Düsseldorf, Germany 1999 Höre das Flüstern der Muschel, verschiedene Wege zu schweigen", Galerie Kiki Maier-Hahn, Düsseldorf, Germany 2000 Übung Nr. 1, 2, 3 & Geheimnis, Galerie Beim Steinen Kreuz, Bremen, Germany 2003 Takako's You + Me Shop, Music shop, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 2004 Takako Saito - Viel Vergnügen!, Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany 2004 Ihr + ich, Galerie Beim Steinen Kreuz, Bremen, Germany 2004 La Spezia, "you + me", Circolo culturale "Il Gabbiano" 2006 Faites vos jeux!, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany 2007 Bücher, Objekte, Schachspiele, Kleiner Raum Clasing & Galerie Etage, Münster, Germany 2009 Les jeux de 1988 - 1994 + x, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 2010 Les Jeux de 1988-1994 / Les Jeux de 2004-2009 + You and Me, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 2014 You + Me Shop - My my Theater; permanent installations, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 2015 Play and Connect, Galerie van Gelder / AP, Amsterdam 2016 You + Me, Kelter-Kabinett / Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany, cat. 2016 Big Art, Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam, initiator / curator Anne van der Zwaag 2017 Takako Saito, "Me and You", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
* = artist contribution
Group exhibition selection
1965 Box Show, New York, USA 1970 Happening & Fluxus, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, curator Harald Szeemann 1971 Flux shoe, Exeter University and traveling to the Royal College of Art, London, England ** 1972 Flux shoe, Falmouth (23-31 Oct 1972), Exeter (13 Nov - 2 Dec 1972)** 1973 Flux shoe, Croydon (15-26 Jan 1973), Oxford (10-25 Feb 1973), Nottingham (6-19 Jun 1973), Blackburn (2-21 Jul 1973) and Hastings (17-24 Aug 1973)** 1976 FluxShow, Galerie A - Amstel 262, Amsterdam 1980 Fluxus Tour, Musée St. George, Liege, Belgium / Nice and Lyon, France / Ghent, Belgium ** 1981 Spiele, Museum Hagen, Hagen, Germany 1981 Typisch Frau, Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany 1981 AKI FluxFestival, Enschede, Netherlands, performances by Takako Saito a.o. organised by Peter van Beveren and Harry Ruhé 1982 Hommage à Karl Valentin, Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany 1982 Wiesbaden Fluxus 1962 - 1982, Wiesbaden Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany 1983 Hats, Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Germany 1984 Fluxus, etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA 1988 Marcel Duchamp und die Avantgarde seit 1950, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany 1988 Center of Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan 1988 Extra! Special Editions, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 1989 Fluxus & Co, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 1990 Ubi Fluxus ibi motus, 1990/1962, Venice Biennual, Italy 1990 A Fluxus Group Show, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 1990 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy, cat. 1991 Music for Eye & Ear, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 1992 Fluxus Virus, Kölner Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany 1992 Fluxus Virus 1962 - 1992, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne, Germany 1992 Three or more multiple art from Duchamp to the present, Wacoal Art Center of Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan 1992 Ten Years on Broadway 1982-1992, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 1993 Bücher - Spiele; Bücher von H Jaworski und T. Saito, Buchgalerie Mergemeier, Düsseldorf, Germany 1994 En el espíritu de Fluxus, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain 1994 Paper Art, 5. Biennale der Geschichte der Papierkunst / 5th International Biennale of Paper Art, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany, cat. 1995 Eine lange Geschichte mit vielen Knoten / Fluxus Deutschland 1962 - 1994, IFA, Stuttgart, Germany, travelling exhibition 2000 Through the looking glass, Galerie M + R Fricke, Berlin, Germany 2000 Kommunikative Modenschau - Böhlerbaraland (Takako Saito), Düsseldorf, Germany 2000 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany 2001 Through the looking glass, Galerie M + R Fricke (closed in 2006), Düsseldorf, Germany 2001 537 Broadway Comes to Venice, Venice, Italy, organised by The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 2001 You + me Markt, Böhlerbaraland (Takako Saito), Auf der Wiese an der Böhlerstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany 2002 La Fluxus Constellation, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genova, Italy 2002 You and Me Shop - Takako Saito and Lithuanian artists, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 2003 Do-It-Yourself Fluxus - Art Interactive, Cambridge (MA), USA 2003 Centraal Fluxus Festival - in POST CM, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, organised by Willem de Ridder and Harry Ruhé 2003 Life Never Stops, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA, curator Ben Vautier 2004 Fluxus in Germany 1962-1994, Listasafn Islands / National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland 2004 Algorithmische Revolution. Zur Geschichte der interaktiven Kunst, ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany 2005 Spielräume, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum / Center of International Sculpture, Duisburg, Germany, cat. 2005 Faites vos jeux! Kunst und Spiel seit Dada, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Luxemburg 2005 Play! The Art of the Game, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands 2005 Fluxus und Freunde, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg / Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany 2005 Fluxus llega al MAC: una larga historia con muchos nudos, Fluxus en Alemania 1, MAC/Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Brazil 2005 Art ist's - Von Bild zu Bild: eine Assoziationsreise, Galerie & Edition Marlene Frei, Zurich, Switzerland 2005 Faites vos jeux! Kunst und Spiel seit Dada, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany 2006 Faites vos jeux! Kunst und Spiel seit Dada, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany 2006 Comunicato Stampa, CAMeC/Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, Italy 2006 Fluxus na Alemanha 1962 - 1994, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil 2006 Fluxus: Alemanha 1962 - 1994, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil 2006 Fluxus & Non Fluxus Fluxus, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark 2006 Après dAdA?, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 2006 Tuttolibri, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy 2006 Takako - Mercato and game faschio show, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy 2007 Fluxus - Una larga historia con muchos nudos. Alemania 1962-1994, CAAC/Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain 2007 Dans le sens du non-sens - Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris 2007 Die Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany 2007 Colour first, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2007 Wonderland Fluxus & Play, Zebrastraat, Gent, Belgium 2008 Re-Imagining Asia - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany 2008 Reasia - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany 2008 Sound of Art, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria 2008 Von Grillen und Ameisen, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany 2008 Ad Absurdum - MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany 2008 Between Art and Life; performativity in Japanese Art, CAC / Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland 2009 Le summum du luxe Fluxus, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France 2009 Soudain l'été Fluxus, Passage de Retz, Paris, France, curator Bernard Blistène 2009 Re-Imagining Asia - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (West Midlands), England 2010 Experimental Women in Flux, Moma / Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, cat. 2010 Ecce Homo Ludens, Musée Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sérignan, France 2011 Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, USA, cat.** 2013 Portalas Lietuvos muziejai, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 2014 Jurgis Maciunas Fluxus cabinet, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 2016 After Gerolama Cardano's suspense, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2016 Big Art, Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam, initiator / curator Anne van der Zwaag 2017 Weiber-Kram, Galerie Rosemarie Bassi, Remagen, Germany
** = exhibition on tour Monographies 1988 Takako Saito -– Eine Japanerin in Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum (Stadtmuseum), Düsseldorf 1989 Takako Saito - Schachspiele, Spiele und Bücher, Editions Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden-Erbenheim 2008 Art échecs et mat, Yves Marek, Editions Imprimerie Nationale 2016 Takako Saito, Werke aus der Sammlung Kelter im Staatlichen Museum, Schwerin Selected performances 1978 De Appel, Amsterdam 2015 You + Me (Ho ho, he he...pooo), Galerie van Gelder / Amsterdam Art Weekend 2016 2016 You + Me, Kelter-Kabinett / Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany Articles 1977 Portraits dessinés et commentés, AQ-Fluxus, How we met or a microdemystification, no. 16, Saarbrücken-Dudweiler, Germany, p. 49 1978 To George Maciunas with love - Fluxus Happening, Flash Art no. 84-85, Oct.-Nov., p.39 1993 Anti bull shit, December / January 1994, Takako Saito, p. 8 1997 Kunstforum International, Band 139, December, Kunst und Literatur I, p.300-319 2017 'Weiberkram' aufs Podest gehoben, Petra Ochs, Rhein Zeitung, 23 Februar Websites about Takako Saito 1999 Performance am Rhein, Düsseldorf: 4T Fluxus 2014 Oral Art History, archive Takako Saito: interview, January