CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENTS

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 264 pgs / 215 color.

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PUB DATE 11/30/2012
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The Museum of Modern Art, 11/18/12-02/25/13

"The period covered by this richly detailed study finds Tokyo finishing an unparalleled physical and societal reconstruction following its destruction during WW II. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at MOMA, Chong (curator, MOMA) and five Japanese and American curators and professors analyze the work of over 65 artists and groups who used the new freedoms of postwar Japan to create art practically untouched by traditional Japan. The first of four major sections gives an overview of the 16-year era; the second focuses on graphic art; the third examines "things," essentially new forms of sculpture; the fourth treats "the relationships among art, technology and environment." Two smaller sections clearly summarize the era from different perspectives: the first uses biographical entries on each artist; the second, a chronology of the period, gives a year-by-year treatment of art events, exhibitions, transformations in physical Tokyo, and specific social and cultural events. Included are a checklist by artist, lenders' list, and fine illustrations. The energy of this important era in Japan's modern history truly comes through in this work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and beyond." -- D. K. Haworth, Choice

"Today when we look at works of art at an exhibition opening, we may be aware of apparently peripheral issues—who funded the exhibition, for example, or what history of relationships led to the inclusion and exclusion of particular artists. We may notice the wires leading from the corners to power speakers for the projections, and think of what city structures keep them working. Or we may attend to who is invited to the opening, who are the staff members, the exhibit designers, the bartenders by whose hands the event is coming to realization; and below that, what kinds of beams support the floor of the building, the history behind the architectural developments that made those spaces possible. In the 1960s Japanese art world, in a time of rapid growth economics and a tumultuously changing media landscape, artists and event organizers working in collectives pulled such seemingly marginal issues to the core of their intermedia works. Explicitly or implicitly, they turned the camera around to the backstage, to the very question of arts institutions, urban spaces and human networks. By doing so they tried to reinvent art itself, to come up with a mode of artistic act (with or without the label “art” attached) that would be commensurate with the “feeling of Being in the contemporary age."

- Miryam Sas, excerpted from the chapter, "Intermedia, 1955-1970."

  

PUBLISHERS > THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Tokyo 1955-1970

A New Avant-Garde

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited by Doryun Chong. Text by Doryun Chong, Michio Hayashi, Miryam Sas, Mika Yoshitake.

Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.Featured image, by graphic designer and illustrator Tadanori Yokoo, is reproduced from <I>Tokyo 1955-1970</I>.

Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde explores the extraordinary convergence of artists and other creators in Japan’s capital city during the radically transformative postwar period. Examining works from a range of media--painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, video and film, as well as graphic design, architecture, musical composition and dance--this is the first publication in English to focus in depth on the full scope of postwar art in Japan. During this period, Tokyo was a vibrant hub that attracted such critical artistic figures as Taro Okamoto, Hiroshi Nakamura, Ay-O, Yoko Ono, Mieko Shiomi and Tetsumi Kudo; photographers Daido Moriyama, Eikoh Hosoe and Shomei Tomatsu; illustrators and graphic designers Tadanori Yokoo, Kohei Sugiura and Kiyoshi Awazu; and architects Arata Isozaki and Kisho Kurokawa; as well as many important artists’ collectives. Curator Doryun Chong’s essay investigates Tokyo’s sociopolitical context and the massive urban changes that set the stage for the city to emerge as a vital node in the international avant-garde network. Essays by scholars Hayashi Michio and Miryam Sas and curator Mika Yoshitake discuss critical concepts in art and culture at this time, including “graphism,” which manifested itself across various mediums; the development of new sculptural languages; and the “intermedia” tendency that engendered provocative cross-pollination among artistic genres. Masatoshi Nakajima provides an illustrated chronology and Yuri Mitsuda supplies artist biographies. Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde brings fresh insight to this dynamic metropolis during a time of remarkable artistic burgeoning.

Featured images—an untitled and undated work by Eiko Hosoe; an untitled 1964 sculptural work by Nobuaki Kojima; "No. 19 H.S.W." (1956) by Yayoi Kusama; "Majorette, Tokyo" (1967) by Daido Moriyama; "Protest, Tokyo" (1969) by Tomatsu Shomei; and "Diary of a Shinjuku Burglar" (1968) by Tadanori Yokoo—are reproduced from Tokyo 1955-1970.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/19/2012

'Tokyo 1955-1970' Previewed in 'W' Magazine

'Tokyo 1955-1970' Previewed in 'W' MagazineThe November issue of W magazine devotes a full page to The Museum of Modern Art's forthcoming exhibition catalog, Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant Garde.
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