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Collection 1 - 1968: In Search of a New Paradigm for Postwar Art

October 12, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Collection 1 - 1968: In Search of a New Paradigm for Postwar Art

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In the late 1960s, young people all over the world, particularly those in the West and Japan, became fervently involved in political activities based on common principles, ideas, and philosophies, through the student movement and other causes. These principles also spread to the art world, leading not only to the destruction of existing frameworks, but also sentencing the past, which had merely assuaged the situation, to death. There was a strong belief that by reinterpreting the world in the midst of this storm of change and upheaval, it would be possible to regenerate art and the world.
In this edition of the Collection Exhibition, we focus on this transitional era by introducing trends in postwar Japanese art based on works from the museum collection divided into three categories. In some cases, these trends synchronized with social attitudes of the day, while in others they signaled vivid and drastic changes based on deviant behavior. In addition, we present some works that represent trends of the same era in other countries.

Artists:
Shigeo ANZAÏ, Koji ENOKURA, Shinjiro OKAMOTO, Insik QUAC, Tetsumi KUDO, GUN group, Claude VIALLAT, Tadaki KUWAYAMA, Susumu KOSHIMIZU, Nobuo SEKINE, Jiro TAKAMATSU, Shintaro TANAKA, Akirako TAHATA, Katsuhiko NARITA, THE PLAY, Michio HORIKAWA, Michael HEIZER, Tomio MIKI, Katsuro YOSHIDA, U-Fan LEE, Louis CANE, Robert SMITHSON

 

For Shintaro Tanaka’s Minor art A, B, C , the lighting hours are as follows from the viewpoint of preservation of the work.
Lighting hours: 11:00 – 16:00
(11:00 – 16:00 and 18:00 – 19:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
We thank you for your understanding.

 

Period
October 12, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Opening Hours
10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30), Fri. and Sat. until 20:00 (last admission 19:30).
Closed
Monday (except Jan. 10)and Dec. 27-Jan 3, Jan. 11.

・Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
・Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Admission

Adults: 430 (220) yen, university students: 130 (70) yen.
・( ) admission for groups of more than 20 people.
・Admission free for visitors under 18 and those 65 and over, and visitors with disabilities and one attendant (proof required).
・Tickets for the ”BEUYS+PALERMO” also include admission to this exhibition.
Night discount (applicable after 17:00 on Fri. and Sat.)
Adults: 250 yen / University students: 70 yen.
Free admission days: Oct. 16, Nov. 3, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 14, Dec. 4, 2021 and Jan. 8, 2022.

・Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
・Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts

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