The Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde Movement: Art & Revolution in 1960s Japan

April 9, 2013
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This spring, with many major exhibitions taking place at MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum on Japan’s postwar avant-garde art movement, Japan Society hosts an in-depth discussion about the dynamics of art and policing in Japan during the 1960s with Dr. William Marotti, Associate Professor at UCLA’s Department of History, Dr. Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at Guggenheim Museum and Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Director, Japan Society Gallery. Basing the discussion on his newly released book, Money, Trains and Guillotines (Duke University Press, March 2013), Professor Marotti will introduce the art and artists that made Tokyo an epicenter for the avant-garde, including Yoko Ono, Ushio Shinohara and Genpei Akasegawa, who was convicted in June 1967 for the "Thousand-Yen Bill Incident." 

$12/$8 Japan Society member, seniors & students*

*Ticket price includes admission to Japan Society Gallery’s exhibition Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, as well as a post-event wine reception. Please note that the gallery will close at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • 6:30 pm