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Teruko Yokoi. Tokyo–New York–Paris–Bern

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This monographic exhibition traces the history of an enormously productive and dynamic woman artist, whose art evolved in the circles – and in the shadow – of artists who shaped decisive narratives of twentieth-century art history. The exhibition follows Yokoi from Tokyo to New York and via Paris to Bern, showing around fifty works from the period between her 1954 trip to the USA and the late 1960s. In this space of time, among other events, she settled in Bern in 1962 and the highly acclaimed exhibition of her work took place at the Kunsthalle Basel in 1964. The works of these years not only testify to the artist’s undiminished creative energy, they also reflect – divided between East and West – the debates related to modern post-war painting.
This monographic exhibition traces the history of an enormously productive and dynamic woman artist, whose art evolved in the circles – and in the shadow – of artists who shaped decisive narratives of twentieth-century art history. The exhibition follows Yokoi from Tokyo to New York and via Paris to Bern, showing around fifty works from the period between her 1954 trip to the USA and the late 1960s. In this space of time, among other events, she settled in Bern in 1962 and the highly acclaimed exhibition of her work took place at the Kunsthalle Basel in 1964. The works of these years not only testify to the artist’s undiminished creative energy, they also reflect – divided between East and West – the debates related to modern post-war painting.
Teruko Yokoi, Shizen (Natur), 1960, Öl auf Leinwand, 145 x 113 cm, Teruko Yokoi, Bern, © the artist
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