Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York

October 5, 2007
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To celebrate the strong and historic cultural links between Japan and New York, Japan Society presents this large-scale group exhibition featuring the work of 33 contemporary Japanese artists who call New York City home, including Yoko Ono, Ushio Shinohara, Kunie Sugiura, Yuken Teruya, and Aya Uekawa.

The show comprises a broad range of media—from painting and sculpture to video and photography—and covers diverse age groups, identities, experiences, and styles that will show the breadth and depth of contemporary Japanese art as developed, practiced, and presented in New York. Visitors will go on a conceptual journey through multifaceted “homes” installed throughout the Society, illuminating the ways in which Japanese artists have made their homes and careers here since the 1950s, often bringing with them and maintaining aesthetic vocabularies that reveal their Japanese roots. Making a Home is curated by Eric C. Shiner, an independent curator specializing in contemporary Japanese art.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Friday 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays & major holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

$12; students & seniors $10; Japan Society members and children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6 – 9 pm.

Docent-led Walk-in Tours are conducted Tuesday through Sunday at 12:30 pm with additional tours on Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm. Japanese language tours are conducted Friday nights at 6 pm. Tours are free with admission, no reservation required and approximately 1 hour in duration.

Private Tours for Adult Groups for a maximum of 15 people may be scheduled in advance through the Japan Society Gallery. To schedule a tour, please call (212) 715-1224. The tour fee is $75 and does not include admission, which is suggested at $5 per person. For Japan Society members, the reduced tour fee is $6o, with complimentary admission. For senior citizen groups and college/university groups, the reduced tour fee is $35, plus $3.00 admission per person. For information on Konnichiwa Friends! tours for 2-4 year olds and their families, please click here and for Pre-K-12 Gallery Lessons, please click here.

This exhibition was sponsored, in part, by

Additional support was provided by The Japan Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Tug Studio, Jack and Susy Wadsworth, Chris Wachenheim, and the Leadership Committee for Making a Home.

As part of the Millennium on View program, Millennium UN Plaza is the preferred hotel partner of Japan Society’s Centennial.

Exhibitions at Japan Society are also made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery. Installations at Japan Society Gallery are supported by a generous gift from Henry Cornell.

  • October 5, 2007 – January 13, 2008