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ID: 500122680
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500122680

 

Record Type: Person
Kosugi, Takehisa (Japanese conceptual artist and composer, 1938-2018, active in the United States)

Note: An avant-garde composer who was an accomplished violinist but who is known for his interest in found sounds, and in creating events as compositions themselves. He studied music at the Tokyo University of the Arts, graduating in 1962. While still a student he was one of the founders of Group Ongaku, an improvisational music ensemble. He later became identified with Fluxus, and composed for and performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, where he was music director from 1995 to 2012. A retrospective of his work was mounted at the Whitney in 2015.

Names:
Kosugi, Takehisa (preferred,V,index,LC,English-P,NA,U)
Takehisa Kosugi (V,display)
Kosugi Takehisa (V,Japanese (transliterated)-P,NA,U)

Nationalities:
Japanese (preferred)
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
composer (music)
conceptual artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Tokyo (Tōkyō, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Cunningham, Merce  
................................  (American dancer and choreographer, 1919-2009) [500316396]
member of ....  Fluxus  
................  (International group of artists, active 1960s-late 1970s) [500125040]
member of ....  Group Ongaku  
................  (Japanese artists' group, active 1960-1962) [500125464]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kosugi, Takehisa (I)

Biographies:
(Japanese conceptual artist and composer, 1938-2018, active in the United States) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(Japanese artist, born 1938) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Kosugi Takehisa ........ [VP]
................................  Munroe, Japanese Art After 1945 (1994)
Kosugi, Takehisa ........ [GRISC Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
..................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
..................................  Library of Congress Online Catalog [online] (2003-) NAFL92013611; accessed 26 September 2006
Takehisa Kosugi ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Fluxus," accessed 26 September 2006

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr92013611
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Fluxus," accessed 26 September 2006
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr92013611
....................  Library of Congress Online Catalog [online] (2003-) NAFL92013611; accessed 26 September 2006
....................  Munroe, Japanese Art After 1945 (1994)
....................  New York Times [online] (2000-) obit. accessed 16 October 2018
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... New York Times [online] (2000-) obit. accessed 16 October 2018
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