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Moma Now Displaying 'Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde'

Posted: Nov. 20th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Samurai, the Watcher
Tiger Tateishi

Tokyo’s Museum of Modern Art now showing the display “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde”. A multi-medium display of art from some of Tokyo’s more turbulent years that brought it into being an artistic capital of the world.

Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde brings together some of the most iconic works from the period as well as works recently discovered or reevaluated by new scholarship. A significant number are already part of MoMA’s collection, while others are on loan from important public collections in Japan and the United States. Artists in the exhibition include artist collectives such as Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop), Hi Red Center (Takamatsu Jiro, Akasegawa Genpei, Nakanishi Natsuyuki), and Group Ongaku (Group Music); critical artistic figures such as Okamoto Taro, Nakamura Hiroshi, Ay-O, Yoko Ono, Shiomi Mieko, and Tetsumi Kudo; photographers Moriyama Daido, Hosoe Eikoh, and Tomatsu Shomei; illustrators and graphic designers Yokoo Tadanori, Sugiura Kohei, and Awazu Kiyoshi; and architects Tange Kenzo, Isozaki Arata, and Kurokawa Kisho, among others.

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