Ota Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922-2006), known as the founder of Japanese Conceptualism. Titled From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his 'Commune in Imaginary Space' and curated by Yoshiko Shimada, this exhibition focuses on the period 1969 - 1973, which has been the most active years of Matsuzawa's activities. Reflecting on the exhibition Nirvana (1970), which has been the pioneer of international exhibitions on Conceptualism in Japan. This exhibition traces the formation of Matsuzawa's thoughts and his idea of 'free commune' in a chronological order through nine document and material bodies. Detailed examination of Matsuzawa's lifework into diverse experimental artistic activities has not been carried out yet. Although the materials displayed in this show is only a small part of the extensive resource, it includes selected works from a mail art project, composed of correspondences between Matsuzawa and other Japanese and oversea artists who have been the most active through the 60s and 70s. These materials have rarely been opened to the public since its conception, and this exhibition is a great opportunity to peek into Matsuzawa's art and his era.