Edo Avant Garde

October 23, 2020
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Painting Edo: Early Modern Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 PM EDT


In this mesmerizing documentary, filmmaker Linda Hoaglund reveals the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603-1868) played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West. Featuring over 200 treasures from museums and private collections in the U.S. and Japan—including works by Sotatsu, Korin, Okyo, Rosetsu, Shohaku, and other artists who left their work unsigned—Edo Avant Garde invites viewers to experience folding screen and scroll painting masterpieces up-close in gorgeous, immersive 4K footage (handled by cinematographer Kasamatsu Norimichi) while expert curators, scholars and collectors provide insight into the contexts and details of these innovative and audacious works of art.

2019. 83 min. Directed by Linda Hoaglund.

Tickets: $10 / $ 8 members

Japan Society Film’s programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, James Read Levy, Masu Hiroshi Masuyama, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Dr. Tatsuji Namba, George Gallagher, David S. Howe, Michael Romano, and an anonymous donor.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • October 23, 2020 – December 31, 2020