Black-and-White Party

December 2, 2015
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8–11 PM

An elegant after-hours soirée celebrating Japan Society Gallery’s photography exhibition, For a New World to Come, the Provoke! party takes its name from the influential experimental art magazine of late 60s Japan. Guests are invited to don their flashiest black-and-white attire and enjoy live music, late-night tours, cocktails, dessert bar and the Provoke! photo booth.

  • Sip some wine, beer, or a signature sake cocktail concocted just for Japan Society by "the sake ninja" Chris Johnson and mixologist Warren Hode!
  • Swing to the sounds of a jazz trio featuring Miki Yamanaka (piano), George DeLancey (bass), and Curtis Nowosad (drums) from 8–9:30 PM, with DJ Aki spinning until closing time!

  • Don your flashiest black-and white fashions and capture the moment in our photo booth!

  • Bring the exhibition into focus with expert guided tours, available all night!

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at our dessert bar featuring tasty treats, fruits, and cheeses!

  • Sign up to win gorgeous exhibition catalogues and Japan Society goods through our prize drawing!

TICKETS (21+ only, includes 2 drink tickets):
$25/$20 Japan Society members (pre-sale until Dec 1)
$30/$25 Japan Society members (on day of event)
Box Office Policy

About For a New World to Come:
"A treasure trove of rarely seen works"– The New Yorker
"Viscerally expressive… coolly cerebral" –The Wall Street Journal

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 Ishiuchi Miyako, 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 more information and exhibition-related programs, visit our Gallery page.

Japan Society is grateful for the in-kind support of Kirin Brewery of America LLC and Yamaha, the official piano provider of Japan Society.

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • 8:00 pm