実験工房 Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop)

Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop)

A total of 14 young artists from such different fields as fine art, music, literature, etc., together formed this art group named after the poet and art critic, Takiguchi Shuzo. Their activities started when the group took charge of script, stage set and music for the ballet “Joie de Vivre” that was performed at Hibiya Public Hall as part of the “Picasso Festival” in 1951, and continued until around 1957. With their genre-crossing endeavors, the group made significant pioneering achievements in the postwar Japanese art world, which are recently being re-evaluated.