Sawako Goda

Sawako Goda
Born in Kochi, 1940.

Deceased in 2016. Sawako Goda began showing a keen interest in beauty of form at an early age. Along with stones, shells, bones, and other natural objects with peculiar shapes, she used to collect pieces of debris such as metal fragments and clocks that had been melted in fires after air raids and lost all use and meaning from districts that had been devastated during the war. She entered Musashino Art School (the current Musashino Art University) in 1959. Upon her graduation, she began taking a hand in activities such as stage design and publicity for the Jokyo Gekijo (Situation Theater) company led by Juro Kara, and the Tenjo Sajiki troupe led by Shuji Terayama. In 1965, she started holding solo exhibitions, initially consisted of three-dimensional works, and her artistic activities gradually included paintings, and Polaroid photographs. She was featured in the exhibition “Yasumasa Morimura and Sawako Goda” at the Museum of Art, Kochi in 2001, followed by another solo exhibition at the Shoto Museum of Art in 2003. She continued to be vigorously active as an artist until her death in 2016.  

 

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