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Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography

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The years from 1968 to 1979 in Japan are among “the missing pages in history,” according to influential architect Arata Isozaki, a time when the activist generation of the 1950s and 1960s was replaced by introspective young artists, writers, and intellectuals.

“For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 ” presents some 250 works: photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations. The unprecedented survey demonstrates how 29 Japanese artists and photographers enlisted the camera to make experimental and conceptual shifts in their artistic practices during a time of radical societal change.

“This groundbreaking exhibition draws from the Museum’s permanent collection and initiates partnerships with institutions in Japan, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, that enable us to bring important experimental works outside of Japan, in this context, for the first time,” said Gary Tinterow, Museum director.

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