Nobuo Sekine
Installation view
January 11February 15, 2014
Phase-Mother Earth
Curated by Mika Yoshitake
February 25April 14, 2012

NOBUO SEKINE

Born in Saitama, Japan, 1942

Education
BFA, Tama Art University, major in oil painting, Tokyo Japan, 1968

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Phase of Nothingness-Skin, YOD Gallery, Osaka, Japan  

2015
Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA

2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Re-creations 1970/2011, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
Monogatari, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
 
2010                                   
BE-UP-ART, Tokyo, Japan
 
2009                                        
Center Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Kawagoe Gallery, Kawagoe, Japan
 
2008                                   
Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo, Japan
PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea
 
2007                                   
Center Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
Shina Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
 
2006                                    
Saint Paul Gallery, Maebashi, Japan
Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
                                   
2005                                       
Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
MANIF 11! ’05 SEOUL, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
 
2004                                   
Movement, Feeling, Environment, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
Phase of Nothingness - Black from ’78-’79 solo exhibition in Europe, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
 
2003                                   
Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
 
2001                                   
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
 
1999                                   
Museum Shokyodo, Aichi, Japan
 
1998                                       
Saint Paul Gallery, Maebashi, Japan
 
1997                                    
Kawagoe Gallery, Kawagoe, Japan
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
 
1996                  
Archaeology of Phase - Mother Earth, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, Japan
 
1995                                   
Gallery Art Point, Tokyo, Japan
Galleri Akern, Kongsberg, Norway
 
1994                                   
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
 
1993                                   
Sakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Onishi Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
 
1992                                    
Museum Shokyodo, Aichi, Japan
Soko Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                                   
1991                                    
Kawagoe Gallery, Kawagoe, Japan
Tenmaya Department Store, Okayama, Japan
Anshindo Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
 
1990                                   
Tenjuen, Niigata, Japan
Soko Museum, Niigata, Japan
Atelier Gallery, Niigata, Japan
Sogo Department Store, Hiroshima, Japan
Seibu Department Store - Studio 5, Tokyo, Japan
Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
 
1989                                    
Kodosha, Ichinoseki, Japan
Gallery Lamia, Tokyo, Japan
Chikugo Gallery, Kurume, Japan
Mitsui Gallery, Matsudo, Japan
Gallery TAK, Yokohama, Japan
Susono Art House, Susono, Japan
Kozaido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kobundo Gallery, Obihiro, Japan
Gojuichiban-kan Gallery, Aomori, Japan
Gallery Picasso, Maebashi, Japan
Katsuyama Isozaki Hall, Fukui, Japan
Stempfli Gallery, New York, New York
Umeda Modern Art Museum, Osaka, Japan
                                   
1988                                    
Gallery M, Obama, Japan
Art Dune, Hamamatsu, Japan
Kozaido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nishida Gallery, Nara, Japan
Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Anshindo Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan
Gallery Kura, Kitakyushu, Japan
We Gallery, Omiya, Japan
 
1987                                    
Ginza Jiyugaoka Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Te, Tokyo, Japan
Kawagoe Gallery, Kawagoe, Japan
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1985                                   
Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1983                                   
Sekine and Environment Art Studio, Stripe House Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
1982                 
Sekine's Prints and Sculptures: Cross Country 7500Km, Keneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1981                                   
Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
 
1980                                   
Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1978                 
Nobuo Sekine: Skulptor 1975-1978, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany; traveled to Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebæk Denmark; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands; Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
 
1977                                   
Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1976
Gallery Dori, Tokyo, Japan
 
1975
Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
 
1973
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1971
Gallery Krebs, Bern, Switzerland
Gallery Birch, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
1970                                   
Galleria La Bertesca, Genova, Italy
Genoa Gallery Modulo, Milan, Italy
 
1969                                   
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2015 
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art From 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX
Gatherings, Fergus McCaffrey, New York, NY
Mono-ha, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy
Mono-ha: Works on Paper, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Material and Perception: In Search of the Roots of Mono-ha, Yukososya and Impact Hub Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Proportio, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

2014
The Hara Museum Collection at 35
,
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mono-ha Artists
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, Japan
Group "Genshoku" and Ishiko Junzo 1966-1971,
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
Mono-ha, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mono-ha by Anzai: Photographs 1970-1976, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo, Japan
Other Primary Structures (Others 2: 1967-1970), Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2013
Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Tricks and Vision to Mono-ha, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

2012                 
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Haus der Kunst, Munich
Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California
The ‘70s in Japan: 1968-1982, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; traveled to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
The Artists of Mono-ha and Its Era, Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
 
2011                                   
Gallery’s Collection Exhibition: Mono-ha, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
The World of Ishiko Junzo: From Art via Manga to Kitsch
, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2010                 
Masan Munsin International Sculpture Symposium, Munsin Art Museum, Masan, Korea
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
Yanpyon Environment Festival, Korea
Printing Exhibition of Shanghai World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China
Micro Salon 60, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Drawing Story I 1960-1990, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
 
2008
Tamagawa Art Line Project, Tokyo, Japan
Art Scene Revived, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
 
2007                                   
What is Mono-ha?, Beijing Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China
Nobuo Sekine & Mitsukuni Takimoto, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
 
2006
Public Art, Gallery NOVITA, Aomori, Japan
Memorial for Yoshiaki Tono, Gallery TOM, Tokyo, Japan
Mono-ha: Lee Ufan, Kishio Suga, Nobuo Sekine – from the 1970’s, Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
2005                                        
Reconsidering Mono-ha, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
 
2004                                   
Kim Tschang-Yeul, Sekine Nobuo & Susumu Sakaguchi, Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan
The New Tokyo Gallery Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
A Secret History of Clay: From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
 
2003
The 20th Anniversary of Gallery Q, Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
 
2002                                   
Sculpture Project, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
Memorial for Yoshishige Saito, Kawamura Gakuen Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan
 
2001                                   
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis , Tate Modern Art Gallery, London, UK
Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mono-ha, Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery, Cambridge, UK
Retrospective Exhibition for Nagaoka Museum Prize 1964-68, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata, Japan

2000
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Modern Art of Japan: Monet de Paris, French National Mint Bureau, Paris, France
 
1998                                   
Lumieves - Light - Rediscovery of Stained Glass, TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan
 
1997                                   
Modern Art from a Collector's View Point: Yamamura Collection, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
Street Museum, Kawagoe, Japan
 
1996                                   
Inside and the Outside of Art, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
1995                                     
Archeology of Phase - Mother Earth,
Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, Japan
Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
46th Venice Biennale: ASIANA Contemporary Art from The Far East, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, Venice, Italy
Matter and Perception 1970: Mono-ha and the Search for Fundamentals, Museum of Fine Arts Gifu, Gifu, Japan; traveled to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; Musuem of Modern Art Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France

1994                                   
Landscape of Stone, Dockyard Garden, The Landmark Tower Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Different Natures, La Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
Memorial for Yaeko Fujita: Artists and Sakura Gallery, Sakura Gallery,Nagoya, Japan
Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama; traveled to Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
ASIANA Contemporary Art from the Far East, Parazzo, Italy
 
1993                                   
Imura Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Konishi Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Oomitsu Collection, Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
Differentes Natures, Visions de l'Art Contemporain, Galerie Art 4 et Galerie de l'Esplanade, Paris, France
Exposition Différentes Natures, Galerie Art La Defense, Paris, France
Reconstructed and Quotation, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
 
1992                 
Avantguardie Giapponesi degli anni 70, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; traveled to Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                 
1991                                    
Gallery Gen-Group Show, Tokyo, Japan
70’s-80’s Contemporary Art: Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1990                                    
Yokohama Business Park, Yokohama, Japan
 
1989                                    
Japanese Open-Air Sculptures, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
 
1988                  
Mono-ha: La Scuola delle cose, Museum Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome Italy
Seen by Hands, Seibu Department Store, Yurakucho, Tokyo, Japan
 
1987                     
Art in Japan since 1969: Mono-ha and Post Mono-ha, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Nobuo Sekine and Koji Enokura Recent Print Works, Naruse Murata Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Gallery Group Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1986                                    
Mono-ha, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lee Ufan, Nobuo Sekine, Kishio Suga: Methods of the 1970s, Soh Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Le Japon des Avant-Gardes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
 
1984                                    
Human Documents '84/'85-3, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Art of Present Time. Wood and Paper-Dialogue with Nature, Gifu Prefectural Museum, Gifu, Japan
Development of Contemporary Sculpture, Gallery Seiho, Tokyo, Japan
Sculpture Japonaise Contemporaine, Galerie Jullien-Cornic, Paris, France
 
1983                                    
Figure of Wood and Esprit, Saitama Prefectural Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
1981                                   
The 1960’s: A Decade of Change in Contemporary Japanese Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Modern Japanese Sculpture, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Japanese Contemporary Art, The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea
The 1960’s: A Decade of Change in Contemporary Japanese Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
1980                 
History of Contemporary Sculpture, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
 
1977                                   
Japan Art-Festival, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Voices in the Modern Age
Tokyo Gallery Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1976                                   
10th International Biennale Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
 
1975                                   
Contemporary Art Exhibition from 1950 to 1975, Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                                   
1974                                   
Two-Man Show with Kuniichi Sima, Gallery Coco, Kyoto, Japan
11th Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition of 20 Artists, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Art Exhibition, Germany
Contemporary Sculpture Symposium, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Japan
 
1973                                   
8th Japan Art-Festival, Tokyo, Japan
11th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
1971                                   
10th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Gallery 1971, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1970                                   
Fine Arts Exhibition, Expo Museum of Fine Arts, Expo '70, Osaka, Japan
35th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Human Documents '70-3, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1969                                   
6th Paris Biennale, Paris, France
9th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1st International Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Hakone Open-Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
9 Visual Points, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tricks & Vision: Stolen Eyes, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Trend of Japanese Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Japanese Artist Drawing, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
1968                                   
OOXPLAN, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
8th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1st Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Suma Palace Park, Kobe, Japan
5th Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan
 
1967                                   
Two-Man Show, Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
11th Shell Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
OOOPLAN, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Universiad, Tokyo, Japan
 
Awards and Grants

1969                                    
Concour Prize, 1st International Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Hakone, Japan
Prize Group Work, 6th Paris Biennale, Paris, France
 
1968                                    
Concour Prize, 8th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Asahi Newspaper Prize, Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Suma Palace Park, Kobe, Japan
First Prize, 5th Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan
 
1967                                    
Commendatory Prize, 11th Shell Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
Catalogues

2016
Tomii, Reiko. Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. 

2015
Sekine, Nobuo. Nobuo Sekine. Los Angeles: Nobuo Sekine, 2015.
Di Maggio, Gino, Achille Bonito Oliva, Yasuyuki Nakai, Kiyoshi Okada, and Masahiro Aoki. Mono-ha. Milan: Fondazione Mudima, 2015. 

2014
Mono-ha Artists. Karuizawa: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.
Tøjner, Poul Erik. Louisiana - En guide til museet. Humlebæk, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014.

2013
Atkins, Robert. Artspeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present. New York: Abbeville Press, 2013.
Bourgeois, Caroline and Michael Govan. Prima material. Venice: Palazzo Grassi; Milan: Mondadori Electa, 2013.

2012                 
Chong, Doryun. Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012.
Mono-ha Artists and the Era. Toyama: Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, 2012.
Yoshitake, Mika. Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2012.
 
2011                                   
Monogatari: Nobuo Sekine Arts Exhibition 1970-2011. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 2011.
Nariai, Hajime. The World of Ishiko Junzo: From Art via Manga to Kitsch. Tokyo: Fuchu Art Museum, 2011.

2008                                   
Sekine Nobuo
. China: Pyo Gallery, 2008.
 
2007                 
What is Mono-ha? Texts by Huang Du, Charles Merewether, Yusuke Nakahara, Yukihito Tabata, and Hozu Yamamoto. Tokyo: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, 2007.
 
2006                                   
Sekine, Nobuo. Fukei no yubiwa. Tokyo: Tosho Shinbun, 2006.
 
2004                 
Beijing Tokyo Art Projects. Movement, Feeling, Environment: Nobuo Sekine, Environment Art Studio. Beijing: Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, 2004.
 
2003                 
Sekine, Nobuo. Concerning with “Environment Art” Sekine. Kawagoe, Japan: Kawagoe Shiritsu Bijutsukan, 2003.
 
2001
Blazwick, Iwona. Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis. London: Tate Publishing, 2001.                  
Mono-ha - School of Things. Texts by Tatehata Akira, Simon Groom, Lee Ufan, Cambridge: Kettle’s Yard, 2001.
 
2000 
O, Kwang-su and Ichirō Hariu. Kwangju Biennale 2000: Man + Space: The Special Exhibition. Kwangju, Korea: Kwangju Biennale Foundation, 2000.  

1996                                   
Isō-Daichi no kōkogaku
(Archaeology of Phase-Mother Earth). Nishinomiya: Ōtani Memorial Art Museum, 1996.
Sekine, Nobuo, Masahiro Shino. “Iso, daichi” no kokogaku. Nishinomiya, Japan: Otani Memorial Museum of Art, 1996.
 
1995                                   
Kamakura Gallery. Mono-ha 1994. Tokyo: Kamakura Gallery, 1995.
 
1994                                   
Munroe, Alexandra. Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.
 
1992                                   
Sekine, Nobuo. Sekine: A Message from Environment Art Studio. Tokyo: Process Architecture, 1992.
 
1989                                   
Sekine, Nobuo, and Yoshifumi Hayashi. Phase Conception II. Tokyo: Environment Art Studio; Niigata, Japan: Loft Museum Ten, 1989.
 
1987                                   
Sekine, Nobuo. Sculpture of Scenery: Works of Nobuo Sekine + Environment Art Studio. Tokyo: Process Architecture, 1987.
 
1986                                   
Mono-ha. Text by Toshiaki Minemura. Tokyo: Kamakura Gallery, 1986.
 
1985                 
Sekine, Nobuo. Half-Autobiography: Art and Urban and Pictoral Fiction. Tokyo: PARCO Shuppan, 1985.
 
1983                                   
Sekine, Nobuo, and Environment Art Studio. From Landscape to Open Space. Tokyo: Shotenkenchiku-Sha, 1983.
 
1978                                   
Nobuo Sekine: Skulptur 1975-1978
. Exh. cat. Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum, 1978.
Sekine Nobuo 68-78. Cat. raisonné. Text by Sekine Nobuo. Tokyo: Yuria pemuperu kōbō, 1978.
Sekine Nobuo: 1968-78. Tokyo: Julia Pempel Atelier, 1978.
 
1977                                   
Sekine Nobuo. Tokyo: Tokyo Gallery and Kaneko Art Gallery; and Nagoya: Sakura Gallery, 1977.
 
1969                                   
Sekine Nobuo. Text by Nakahara Yūsuke. Tokyo: Tokyo Gallery, 1969.
 
 
Articles and Reviews

2016
Omori, Toshikatsu. "Nobuo Sekine." Bijutsu Techo 1044, vol. 68 (November 2016): 75.
Shimada, Kotaro. "Why Asian Art Now? Mono-ha: Artist Files." Bijutsu Techo Special Issue (Spring 2016): 60-61. 
Yoshitake, Mika. "Mono-ha's Afterlife." Bijutsu Techo Special Issue (Spring 2016): 62-64. 

2015
O'Brien, John David. "Nobuo Sekine." Sculpture 34, no. 1 (January-February 2015): 75-76
Yoshitake, Mika. "Pioneers: Mika Yoshitake Looks Back at the Art of Nobuo Sekine." Kaleidoscope ASIA, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2015): 241-44.

2014
Herriman, Kat. "The Simple Complex." Wmagazine.com, January 16, 2014. 

2013          
Barrilà, Silvia Anna. "Giapponesi graditi all'America." Il Sole 24 Ore, no. 581 (October 2013): 20-21. 
Cembalest, Robin. "New Perspectives on Art." Vogue (Japan), no. 162 (February 2013): 280-81.  
Goodall, Hollis. "Roundtable." Review of Japanese Culture and Society, no. 25 (December 2013): 235-37. 
Kee, Joan. "Roundtable Discussion: Dialogue 1, Sekine Nobuo and Koshimizu Susumu." Review of Japanese Culture and Society, no. 25 (December 2013): 223-27.
Lee Ufan. "Beyond Being and Nothingness: On Sekine Nobuo (1970-71)." Review of Japanese Culture and Society, no. 25 (December 2013): 238-61.    
Miyamura, Noriko, ed. Enjoy! Contemporary Art! Tokyo: Yosensha, 2013. 
Morikawa, Manami. "Special Report: 'Tokyo 1950-1975: A New Avant-Garde' Exhibition." Bijutsu Techō 65, no. 982 (April 2013): 98-112.
Ruiz, Cristina. "The Lost Decades: Why the Past Is Back to Stay." Art Newspaper (Art Basel ed.), June 14-16, 2013.
Russell, Heather. "Nobuo Sekine and the Japanese Mono-ha Movement." Artnet.com, March 13, 2013. 
Tomii, Reiko. "Six Contraditions of Mono-ha." Review of Japanese Culture and Society, no. 25 (December 2013): 214-22.
Yoshitake, Mika. "What is Mono-ha?" Review of Japanese Culture and Society, no. 25 (December 2013): 202-13.
 
2012                 
Akel, Joseph. “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Gladstone Gallery.” Modern Painters 24, no. 8 (October 2012): 92.
Balestin, Juliana. "Group Exhibitions 'Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha' at Gladstone Gallery, New York." Purple.fr, July 22, 2012.
Berardini, Andrew. “Mono-ha, the Japanese ‘School of Things’ at Blum & Poe.” LA Weekly, March 8, 2012.
Bryan-Wilson, Julia. "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974." Artforum 51, no. 3 (November 2012): 269-70.
Cembalest, Robin. “New Perspectives on Art.” Vogue (Japan), no. 162 (February 2013): 280-81.
Chang, Ian. "Requiem for the Sun." Frieze, no. 148 (June-August 2012): 206.
Chong, Doryun. Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Mono-ha Revisited.” KCRW.com, February 23, 2012, http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/at/at120223mono-ha_revisited. 
Favell, Adrian. “Mono-ha in LA.” ARTiT.com (blog), February 27, 2012, http://www.art-it.asia/u/rhqiun/zMnqaA0XIdfS8NHW5v2x/.
Ferguson, Russell. “Best of 2012.” Artforum 51, no. 4 (December 2012): 218.
From Postwar to Postmodern: Art in Japan 1945-1989 : Primary Documents. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Haber, John. “Zen and the Art of Minimalism.” Haberarts.com, August 3, 2012, http://www.haberarts.com/monoha.htm.  
Halperin, Julia. “Blum & Poe’s Survey Touches Off Mono-ha Mania - And It’s Coming to New York.” Artinfo.com, April 23, 2012, http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/800839/blum-poes-survey-touches-off-mo....
Halperin, Julia. "One-Line Reviews: Our Staff's Pithy Takes on the Mono-ha Retrospective, Summer's First Group Shows, and More." Artinfo.com, June 29, 2012, http://www.artinfo.com/photo-galleries/one-line-reviews-our-staffs-pithy... group-shows-and-more/?image=2&_suid=135542772166208163063190438622.
Hiro, Rika. "Exhibition Report - Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha in LA." Bijutsu techō, no. 6 (June 2012): 212-19.
Hiro, Rika. “‘Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha’ in Los Angeles: Encounters with Objects, Mono-ha, and the World.” Bijutsu Techō (English Supplement), no. 2 (Spring 2012): 3-5.
Johnson, Caitlin. “Mono-ha at Blum & Poe.” Los Angeles I’m Yours, April 9, 2012, http://www.laimyours.com/13859/mono-ha-at-blum-poe/.
Kee, Joan. “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha.” Artforum 50, no. 9 (May 2012): 316.
Knight, Christopher. “Worldly, Refined.” Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2012.
Momen, Motin. “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha.” StyleZeitgeist.com (blog)July 2012, http://www.sz-mag.com/news/2012/07/mono-ha/.
Myers, Holly. “Simple, Elegant Design.” Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2012.
Raffel, Amy. “Gladstone Gallery, Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha.” Workspacesllc.com (blog), July 26, 2012, http://www.workspacesllc.com/blog/gladstone-gallery-requiem-for-the-sun-....
Rawlings, Ashley. “Turning the World Inside Out: A Major Survey of Mono-ha in Los Angeles.” Art in Australia 49, no.4 (Winter 2012): 580-83.
Ritter, Gabriel. “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha.” ArtAsiaPacific, no. 79 (July-August 2012): 120.
Schad, Ed. “Requiem for the Sun.” ArtReview, no. 59 (May 2012): 122-23.
Yau, John. "Nobuo Sekine and Charles Ray and Their Sculptures Filled with Liquid." Hyperallergic.com, July 29, 2012.

2011                 
Wallis, Stephen. "Mono-ha Moment." Art in America 99, no. 11 (December 2011): 65-66.
 
2007                                   
Minemura, Toshiaki. “Difference in the Development of ‘Mono’: On a Visit to the What is Mono-ha? Exhibition in Beijing.” Mainichi Shimbun (evening edition), June 21, 2007.
Rawlings, Ashley. “An Introduction to Mono-ha.” TokyoArtBeat.com, September 8, 2007, http://www.tokyoartbeat.com/tablog/entries.en/2007/09/an-introduction-to....
 
2004                 
Nakano, Minoru. “Zen’ei geijutsu no jidai (4) monoha: sozai wo chokushi, hihyōsei tsuyoku ‘bungē hyakuwa’” (Era of the Avant Garde (4) Monoha: Gazing at material, hard criticality ‘100 literary stories’). Nihon keizai shinbun, December 26, 2004.  
Ōtagaki Minoru. “Art shin ko ima kyouto no jikū ni asobu 3 sekine nobuo ‘isō daichi’ to ginkakuji to kogetsudai, jyō” (Art new, old and now playing in Kyoto space-time: Sekine Nobuo and Ginkakuji, Kogetsudai, vol. 1). Kyoto shinbun, July 3, 2004.
Ōtagaki, Minoru. “Art shin ko ima kyouto no jikū ni asobu 3 sekine nobuo ‘isō daichi’ to ginkakuji kogetsudai, jyō” (Art new old and now playing in Kyoto space-time: Sekine Nobuo and Ginkakuji, Kogetsudai, vol. 1). Kyoto shinbun, July 10, 2004. 
Sugawara, Norio. “Kinyō koramu nankai? Na gendai bijutsu, mijika ni kanjiru kokoromi” (Friday column impenetrable? Contemporary art attempts at familiarity). Yomiuri shinbun (evening ed.), January 16, 2004.  
Sumi, Akihiko. “Tokushū  nihonn kingendai bijutsushi 1905-2005: Lee Ufan jidai to kokkyō wo koeta ‘deai’ wo motomete” (Japanese modern art history 1905-2005: Lee Ufan seeking encounters beyond history and borders). Bijutsu Techō, July, 22-31, 2004.
Sumi, Wakio. “’Isō Daichi’ sai-sēisaku 2003 shimatsuki” (Revisiting ‘Phase Mother Earth’ document 2003). National Museum of Art, Osaka, no. 138 (March 2004): 3.   
 
2002                                   
“Cover Hero: Environmental Artist 20 Sekine Nobuo.” Bien, no. 20 (2002): 4-9.
Mita, Haruo. “Bijutsu Sekine Nobuo ten toshi kūkan to kakawaruniwa” (In order to engage with urban space). Mainichi Shinbun, April 21, 2002.
Sasaki, Hiroko, Sekine Nobuo, Hamada Gōshi. “Talk Sairoku Sasaki Hiroko X Sekine Nobuo uchinaru iro  uchinaru katachi kaiga to chōkoku wo meguru orijinarityi no yukue” (Re-recording Talk Sasaki Hiroko X Sekine Nobuo internal color internal form the future of originality in painting and sculpture). Bijutsu Techō (December 2002): 151-153.
Sawaragi, Noi. “Tokubetsu teisai  sensō to banpaku kanketsuron zenpen mō hitotsu no sensō bijutsu  sokoniwa itsumo <ishi> ga atta” (Special article the war and the world’s fair conclusion  part one the other wartime art there were always ‘rocks’ there). Bijutsu Techō (August 2002): 147-159.
Tsuchiya, Seiichi. “Dai 12 kai gēijutsu hyōron boshū nyūsensaku happyo nakushita monono arika wo megutte Saito Yoshishige, 1973, saisēsaku” (12th art criticism competition selection honorable mention on the whereabouts of things lost Saito Yoshishige reproduction). Bijutsu Techō (May 2002): 152-159.
 
2001                 
Cowan, Amber. “The Five Best Shows Nationwide: Mono-ha: School of Things.” Times (London), February 6, 2001.
Kumagaya, Isako.  “Enokura Kōji ‘kabe’ sakuhin wo chūshin ni” (Centering around Enokura Koji’s ‘wall’ piece). Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Bulletin, no. 6 (2001): 23-28.
Reed, Robert. “How Mono-ha shocked the world.” Daily Yomiuri, April 19, 2001.
Safe, Emma. “Mono-ha - School of Things.” Art Monthly, no 248 (July-August 2001): 34-35.
Sekine, Nobuo. “Saito Yoshishige wo otono nai hakushu de okutta” (We gave Saito Yoshishige a silent round of applause.” Aida (October 2001): 6. 
“Zenēi bijutsu no nihon Matsuri no zenya” (The avant garde’s Japan the evening before the festival). Bijutsu Techō (October 2001): 93.
 
1999                                   
Reed, Robert. “Terror in the Bronze.” Winds (January 1999): 30-32.
 
1997                  
Chiba, Shigeo. “Tsuitō Yoshida Katsuro mirukoto no hirogari” (In memoriam Yoshida Katsuro the expanse of looking). Hanga gējutsu, no. 106 (1997): 98-103.
Sawaragi, Noi.  “Rensai nihon gendai bijutsu dai 7kai ‘monoha’ towa nanika” (Series Japanese contemporary art part 7 what is ‘monoha’). Bijutsu Techō (January 1997): 163-183.  
Suzuki Kenshi. “Ki ga ringo kara ochiru  kokuritsu kokusai bijutsukan ‘jūryoku sengo bijutsu no zahyōjin’ ten” (The tree falls from the apple: National Museum of Art, Osaka exhibition “Gravity  coordinates of post-war art”). Bijutsu Techō (January 1997): 188-193.
Tani Arata, Mita Haruo, Sugawara Norio, and Takashima Naoyuki. “Nihon-teki hyōgen kūkan to insutarēshon” (Japanese spatial expression and installation). Bijutsu Techō (November 1997): 80-96.
 
1996                                   
Hyōgyoku, Masahiko. “Gendai bijutsushi no ‘jiken’ ou ‘bijutsu no kōkogaku’ ten”
(An “incident” in contemporary art). Nihon keizai shinbun, July 10, 1996.
Shiraki, Midori. “Tenhyō Bijutsu no kōkogaku—zenēi bijutsu no nijiken saikenshō” (The archeology of art—re-evaluating two incidents in the avant garde). Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Osaka ed.), July 5, 1996.
Sugawara, Norio. “Torendo in bijutsu aitsugu ‘sengo’ kikaku kenshō wo meguru taishō-teki shuhō” (Trends in art: a string of ‘post war’ shows contrast methodology in their examination). Yomiuri shinbun, July 10, 1996.
Tanaka, Sanzōu. “Mono no ninshiki saguru sugata ‘Enokura Koji isaku’ ten to ‘bijutsu no kōkogaku’ ten (bijutsu)” (The state of searching for the understanding of things exhibits ‘posthumous works by Enokura Koji’ and the ‘archeology of art’). Asahi Shinbun, June 27, 1996.
 
1995                 
“Biji-shūi 1970nen Bushitsu to chikaku  monoha to kongen wo tou sakka tachi” (Gleaning/re-examining good things 1970 Material and perception mono-ha, artists who interrogate origin). Bijutsu Techō (March 1995): 148.
Hyōgyoku Masahiko. “Bijutsu no ashimoto wo tou tamemi, ‘1970nen—bushitsu to chikaku’ ten” (Questioning the foundation of material, exhibition “1970—material and perception”). Nihon keizai shinbun, Novermber 9, 1995.  
Jacob, Mike. “The Hole and its Parts: Sculptor pursues ‘Special Mental State’” Daily Yomiuri, January 1995.
Koshimizu, Susumu. “Tokubetsu kiji shōgen monoha ga kataru monoha no koto Yami no naka e kieteiku mae no yabu no naka e.” Bijutsu Techō (May 1995).
Lee, Ufan. “Tokubetsu kiji shōgen monoha ga kataru monoha kigen matawa monoha no koto”  (Mono-ha talks mono-ha the origin, or about mono-ha). Bijutsu Techō (May 1995): 255-258.
Ōi, Kenji. “Exhibition Review” Bijutsu Techō (August 1995): 173.
Sekine Nobuo. “Tokubetsu kiji shōgen monoha ga kataru monoha no koto seishun to dōgigo no monoha to genzai (ima)” (The youth and synonym of mono-ha and the present (now)) Bijutsu Techō (May 1995): 261-263.
Yoshida, Katsuro. “Tokubetsu kiji shōgen monoha ga kataru monoha no koto chottoshita chigai ga zōfuku sarete” (Mono-ha talks mono-ha: little differences that multiply). Bijutsu Techō (May 1995): 258-260.
 
1993                 
Minemura, Toshiaki, and Sumi Akihiko. “Monoha no keisei wo megutte zenpen” (On the formation of mono-ha). Bijutsu Techō (July 1993): 182-205.
Minemura Toshiaki, and Sumi Akihiko. “Monoha no keisei wo megutte kōhen” (On the formation of mono-ha). Bijutsu Techō (August 1993): 170-181.
 
1990                 
Sekine, Nobuo. “Rensai essei watashino katachi katachi narazaru katachi” (My form: Form that is not form). Hanga gēijutsu, no 69 (1990): 145.  
 
1989                  
Haruo, Sanada. “The Japanese Contemporary Exhibition in Belgium.” Mainichi Daily News, Aug 24, 1989.
Yonekura Mamoru. “Suzuki Minoru chōkoku ten to sekine nobuo shinsakuten” (Sculptures by Sumi Akihiko and new works by Sekine Nobuo). Asahi Shinbun, June 9, 1989.
 
1987                 
Akita, Yuri. “Exhibition Monoha to posuto monoha no tennkai ‘nihon bijutsu’ wo meguru futatsu no ‘chikara’ 1969nen ikō no nihon no bijutsu” (Exhibition: The evolution of Monoha and post-Mono-ha, two forces in Japanese art: Japanese art after 1969). Bijutsu Techō (September 1987): 189.  
Fujita, Yaeko. “Kikikaki, garōjin, sakura no obachan (10).” Bijutsu Techō (January 1987): 98-99.
Inui, Yoshiaki, Sakai Tadayasu, Tōno Hōmei, and Yonekura Mamoru. “Zadankai bijutsu kihyō ’87aki “‘mono-ha to posuto mono-ha no tennkai’ ten hoka” (Round table talk, seasonal review, Fall ’87 “the evolution of Mono-ha and post-Mono-ha” et al.). Mizue (Fall 1987): 86-101.
Lee, Ufan. “Tokubetsu kikō mono-ha ni tsuite.” (Special article on Monoha). Mizue (Fall 1987): 102-105.
Lee, Ufan, Takubo Kyōji, Okazaki Kanjirō, Minemura Toshiaki Kanjirō, Minemura Toshiaki, and Chiba Shigeo. “Sairoku shinpojiumu kimihananiwoshitekitaka gekironn 70~80nendai no genndai bijutsu” (Re-recording Symposium: what have you been doing? Heated discussion on contemporary art from the 70s and 80s).  no. 1, 2, 3, 4, Seibu geijutsukan geppō, myūjiamu repōto, vol. 8, 9, 10, 11.
Millet, Catherine. “Tokushū Ponpidū no ‘zenēi geijutsu no nihon 1910-1970’ ten, watashitachi no yumemita radikalizumu kikan fukanō na jiten to shite” (“Japon des avant-gardes, 1910-1970” at the Pompidou, the radicalism we dreamed of as the point of no return). Bijutsu Techō, (April 1987): 144-151.
Minemura, Toshiaki.  “Wadai Pari, ponpidū centā ‘zenēi geijutsu no nihon 1910-1970’ ten no shinsō geijutsu no kihon wo machigaetewa imasenka” (The truth behind “Japon des avant-gardes, 1910-1970” at the Pompidou Center, Paris. Could you be misunderstanding the basis of art?) Art, no. 119 (1987): 70-72.
Shiraga, Kazuo and Chiba Shigeo. “Shiraga Kazuo ga kataru” (Shiraga Kazuo speaks). Geijutsu hyōron (August 1987): 5-20.
 
1984
Chiba, Shigeo. “Modern Art from a Japanese Viewpoint.” Artforum (October 1984): 55-61.

1978                 
"Nobuo Sekine." Louisiana Revy, 19, no. 1 (August 1978): 18-23. (translated sections of the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf catalog).
 
1975                                   
Yasui, Shūzō. “Sekine Nobuo shōron. Kono <isō> no shitsuyō na tankyūsha” (Short essay on Sekine Nobuo. A tenacious investigator of this “phase”). Hanga geijutsu (Print arts), no. 11 (1975): 142-48.
 
1973                                   
Yasui, Shūzō. “Sekine Nobuo e no tegami” (A letter to Sekine Nobuo). Kindai kenchiku, June 1973.
Minemura, Toshiaki. “Geijutsu jānaru: Sekine Nobuo koten” (Art journal: Sekine Nobuo solo exhibition). Obararyū sōka, June 1973.
 
1972                 
Haryu, Ichiro. “Dialogue number 31: Sekine, Nobuo, Interviewer Haryu, Ichiro.” Mizue 9-10, no. 812 (1972): 84-101.
 
1971                                   
Ufan, Lee. “Chokusetsu genshō no chihei ni (Sekine Nobuo ron)” (From the horizon of a direct phenomenon [On Sekine Nobuo]). Pts. 1 and 2. SD, no. 74 (December 1970); no. 75 (January 1971).
 
1970                                   
Ōkubo, Takaki. “Sekine Nobuo no kūsō” (Sekine Nobuo’s phase of nothingness). Kai, March 1970.
 
1969                                   
Ōkubo, Takaki. “Sonzai to mu o koete-Sekine Nobuo ron” (Beyond being and nothingness - On Sekine Nobuo). Sansai, June 1969, 51-53.
 
1968                                   
Yūsuke, Nakahara. “<Tsuchi no chōkoku> no episode” (The episode of the “dirt sculpture”). Geijutsu shinchō, December 1968, 43.

Museum and Public Collections
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima Contemporary Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
Kanai Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
Louisiana Museum, Denmark
Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland
Prefectural Museum, Gunma, Japan
Prefectural Museum, Omiya, Saitama, Japan
Prefectural Museum, Tochigi, Japan
Riijksmuseum Kroller, Otterlo, Holland
Seibu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Sonji Henie-Nils Onstad Culture Center, Oslo, Norway
Takamatsu Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Yokohama Business Park, Yokohama, Japan

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