Art in Tokyo, 1950s and 1960s: Conversations and Films

When 11 Jan 2013
12:30PM - 5:30PM
Where MoMA
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
New York, NY
United States
Cost $12, $8 members and corporate members, $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums

Tomatsu Shomei. Untitled, from the series Protest, Tokyo (Purotesuto Tōkyō). 1969. Gelatin silver print. 16 1/8 x 23 1/8″ (40.9 x 58.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer. © 2012 Tomatsu Shomei

Friday, January 11 2013, 12:30-5:30pm

Press Release:

This half-day symposium explores the art scene and artistic production in Tokyo in the 1950s and 1960s through a series of film screenings and discussions with directors, curators, critics, and artists. The films, including ANPO: Art X War (Linda Hoaglund, 2010), Some Young People (Nagano Chiaki, 1964), and Japan: The New Art (Michael and Christian Blackwood, 1970), are followed by the roundtable discussion, “What Was So Avant-Garde about Tokyo from 1955 to 1970?”

In conjunction with the exhibition Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

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