Minoru Onoda

Currently the subject of a major retrospective at the Himeji City Museum of Art in Japan, Onoda has been increasingly thrust into the limelight in the wake of recent reappraisals of the Gutai group led by scholars and curators such as Joan Kee, Ming Tiampo, Alexandra Monroe, and Shoichi Hirai.

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Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset’s was the “M” in BMPT, and his career could almost be seen as a grand Fluxus-style gesture of quiet provocation. Combining a zero sum approach to painting with Situationist-style tactics, BMPT turned formalist reduction into a political statement, which is why it remains relevant today. The group was highly controversial when it emerged, and it dissolved rapidly over predictable disagreements between its members after the withdrawal of Michel Parmentier in 1968. It is generally seen as a direct predecessor to the Supports/Surfaces group (1968–72).

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