03 April, 2007

Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Japan, 1950-1970

Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970

At the end of World War II, Japan was left in ruins and a relative cultural void. During the next quarter century, Japan endured the legacy of the atomic bomb, as well as the experiences of foreign occupation and a rapid transformation into a metropolitan society. This exhibition highlights a dynamic phase of avant-garde art in postwar Japan, which was characterized by self-reflection and multimedia experimentation.

See a timeline of postwar Japanese art movements (PDF - 573KB)


Untitled (Birth Announcement), Yoko Ono, 1963



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