Tetsumi Kudo, Bonheur (Happiness), 1974. Cage, paint, artificial soil, plastic flowers, cotton, plastic, resin, string, cigarettes, thermometer, Aspro tablets, and circuit board, 29 x 48 x 22 cm. Photo: Lance Brewer © Tetsumi Kudo / Adagp, Paris 2020 / VISDA, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery

Tetsumi Kudo: Cultivation

Humlebæk, Denmark

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

June 5, 2020–January 10, 2021

“Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo (1935-1990) was a radical and visionary outsider. Almost forgotten until recently, Kudo is being rediscovered internationally due to his foreboding depictions of an ailing world and the emergence of a ‘new ecology.’

This exhibition’s laboratory of remarkable cultivation environments allows us to study Kudo’s radiantly coloured and grotesque propositions for the cultivation of life in a world, where humans, technology and polluted nature have merged.”