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New Wave: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s

November 3, 2018–January 20, 2019

The '80s were a major turning point for contemporary art in Japan. The decade saw the rise of a younger generation of artists who favored new types of expression that were sensuous and personal in contrast to the problematic and conceptual art of the previous era. This exhibition reexamines the achievements of the '80s through a wide range of works, and reproduces various aspects of the era, in which traditional notions of art underwent a huge transformation.