Dr. Yasufumi Nakamori, organizing curator of For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979, will be providing JASH members with a behind-the-scenes look at his landmark exhibition on the show's final day.
The tour is at no additional charge with your museum entrance fees. Meet at 2:50pm in front of the Information Desk in the MFAH's Beck Building.
Don't miss the chance to gain insight into Japanese art in the late 1960s and early 1970s—a period during which Japan was struggling to forge a new identity on the world stage and artists were seeking a medium that could adequately respond to uncertain times.
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.
For a New World to Come draws from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston collections and features loans from partner institutions in Japan, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. The exhibition sheds light on the intense search for new directions in Japanese art and photography in the 1970s. Many of the important experimental works on view are little known outside of Japan and have never been seen by U.S. audiences.
Photo: Nobuo Yamanaka, Pinhole Room Revolution 1, 1973, gelatin silver prints, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.