For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979

October 9, 2015
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In the wake of the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, Japanese artists and photographers began crafting a new visual language for an age of uncertainty. Their embrace of camera-based experiments would alter the cultural landscape and lay the foundations for contemporary art in Japan. For a New World to Come is the first comprehensive exhibition to spotlight this radical break with the past. With some 200 works by such luminaries as Miyako Ishiuchi, Daidō Moriyama, Jirō Takamatsu, and Shōmei Tōmatsu, the exhibition charts the stunning diversity of photographic practices during this pivotal era, from conceptual series situated squarely within global artistic currents, to visually arresting meditations on time, place, and self.

For a New World to Come was organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). It is co-presented in New York City with the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, where a portion of the show is on view from Sept. 11 to Dec. 5, 2015.

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This exhibition is generously supported by Chris A. Wachenheim, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Nikon Inc., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Howard and Cindy Rachofsky.

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Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines.
Exhibitions at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, and Friends of the Gallery.
Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible by funding from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Image: Toshio Matsumoto (b. 1932), For the Damaged Right Eye (detail), 1968. Triple 16mm film (transferred to DVD), color, 12 min. 9 sec. Toshio Matsumoto. © Toshio Matsumoto / Photo: PJMIA

  • October 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016