Ushio Shinohara, a founding member of the legendary Neo-Dada Organizers group in Tokyo in the 1960s and long regarded as the enfant terrible of Japan’s art world, has been a resident of New York since 1969. In this program he discusses and demonstrates through an ink painting performance how the work of Sesshu (1420–1506), a Zen Buddhist priest and the foremost Japanese master of ink painting (suiboku), as well as several Edo period (1603-1868) painters and ukiyo-e artists, including Yoshitoshi, have influenced his own work and explores the ways in which he is extending, distorting and reimagining their language.
Followed by a reception.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society members & seniors $8; students $5.
- June 1, 2004
- 6:30 pm