A COLOSSAL WORLD: JAPANESE ARTISTS AND NEW YORK, 1950S – PRESENT

When 6 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
Where WhiteBox
329 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
United States
Enquiry 2127142347

Opening Reception: March 6, 2018, 6-9 PM

WhiteBox is excited to present “A Colossal World: Japanese Artists and New York, 1950s – Present,” a group exhibition curated by Kyoko Sato. The show features the video, sculpture, murals, installation, and two-dimensional media works by over 50 Japanese artists who emigrated to New York during the formative stages of their careers.

“A Colossal World” investigates the reciprocal channels of influence established between multiple generations of Japanese artists and the city of New York. The city provided these artists new platforms for expression and provocation-for example, pioneering artists like Yoko Ono, Shigeko Kubota, and Ay-O were able to contribute further to the burgeoning Fluxus movement, and Shusaku Arakawa and Ushio Shinohara to Neo-Dada, working with and around New York figures like John Cage, Nam June Paik, Alison Knowles, Allan Kaprow, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will see the particular ways in which Japanese artists have contributed to the betterment of New York City’s cultural landscape-from mid-century avant-gardes to emerging contemporary artists pushing new boundaries. The exhibition will not be chronological, but will juxtapose works from different periods to show various themes and threads of influence. The intent is to consider artworks as living documents alongside extensive documentation, always being reinterpreted through the present moment.

“A Colossal World” features works by AIKO, Noriko Ambe, Ei Arakawa, Shusaku Arakawa, Ay-O, Eiko & Koma, Makoto Fujimura, Tom Haar, Chie Hammons, Toru Hayashi, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Ken Hiratsuka, Yasuo Ihara,Takahiko Iimura, Gen’ichiro Inokuma, KAORUKO, Emiko Kasahara, On Kawara, Takeshi Kawashima,Kenji Kojima, Miwa Komatsu, Tatsuo Kondo, Shigeko Kubota, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Yayoi Kusama, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Sebastian Masuda, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Takashi Murakami, Nobuho Nagasawa, Rakuko Naito, Naoto Nakagawa, Toshiko Nishikawa, Masaaki Noda, Oscar Oiwa, Kenzo Okada, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, Masaaki Sato, Hiroshi Senju, Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara, Mieko Shiomi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kunié Sugiura, Mayumi Terada, Yuken Teruya, Yasunao Tone, Momoyo Torimitsu, Toyo Tsuchiya, Motoko Wada, Yoshimasa Wada, Yukinori Yanagi, Yoichiro Yoda, and Minoru Yoshida.

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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