Reiko Tomii

  • Saburo Murakami, Tôkyû kaiga (Work Painted by Throwing a Ball), 1954, gouache on Japanese paper, 41 5/8 x 29 3/4".

    “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde”

    “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde” demonstrates that the history was made up of multiple compelling narratives that paralleled other developments in radical art around the globe.

    With roughly three hundred works by some sixty artists, “Tokyo 1955–1970” presents an extensive roster of art produced in the capital of Japan during this key period. The exhibition and its catalogue (with essays by Chong, Michio Hayashi, Mika Yoshitake, and Miryam Sas) encompasses not only Gutai, Anti-Art, and Non-Art—movements that have been well known in the US for some time—but also aspects of postwar Japanese art hitherto less known in the Western Hemisphere, including the graphic realism of Hiroshi Nakamura and Tiger Tateishi and intermedia projects by the collective