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Gallery Talk: Shimamoto Shozo - A Serious Bluffer by Katoh Yoshio

SHOZO SHIMAMOTO `A Serious Bluffer`Gallery Talk
Guest Speaker: KATOH YOSHIO
Date: 15th September, 2015
Time: Start from 5PM
Independent Curator / Art Critic, Katoh Yoshio will talk about his encounter with the legendary artist: Shozo Shimamoto, and the artist`s life, work, and philosophy.

About Katoh Yoshio
Independent Curator/Art Critic President of Contemporary Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO Office After engaging in graphic design works and managing a contemporary art gallery as a director, Katoh Yoshio became an independent curator and an art critic, then accomplished remarkable achievements in Japanese art field up to the present date.
In charge of writing critical articles on art exhibitions to the Asahi Shinbun Company Osaka Head Office. A member of the International Association of Art Critics Japanese Section(AICA), the Japanese Association for Cultural Policy Research(JACPR) and the Japanese Association for Arts Management(JAAM). He also serves as a part-time lecturer at the present to Musashino Art University, Tokyo; Osaka Seikei University, Osaka; Kinki University, Osaka; and Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto.

Literature, publishing.
"Art Management" (Collective writing / 2003), Published by Musashino Art University Press
"Hideho TAKASU: STEPWISE SCULPTURES of 57 STEPS" (Collective writing / 2003), Published by Contemporary Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO Office, Japan
"Tadashi KAWAMATA: Personal public works by an artist" (Collective writing / 2004), Published by Bijutsu Shuppan Holdings Co., Ltd. Japan
"Complete Works of Contemporary Art Planning KATOH YOSHIO Office 1997-2007" (Editing and writing / 2007), Published by Osaka Zokei Center, Japan
"Alpha M Project ANNUAL REPORT 2006: Room of The Life" (Editing and writing / 2008), Published by Musashino Art University, Japan
"Yoo Lizzy_A Retrospective of the 40 Years of Metal Works"(Collective writing / 2010), Published by Nabizang ,Korea

He recently contributed essays to the ongoing Shozo Shimamto Exhibition catalogues;
`The Shozo Shimamoto Exhibition` at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
`SHOZO SHIMAMOTO; A Serious Bluffer` at Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo and Hong Kong