BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20121118T000000Z DTEND:20130225T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From the mid-1950s through the 1960s\, Tokyo transformed itsel f from the capital of a war-torn nation into an international center for arts\, culture\, and commerce\, becoming home to some of the most importa nt art being made at the time. <em>Tokyo 1955&ndash\;1970: A New Avant-Gar de</em> provides a focused look at the extraordinary concentration and net work of creative individuals and practices in this dynamic city during th ese turbulent years. Featuring works of various media&mdash\;painting\, s culpture\, photography\, drawings\, and graphic design\, as well as video and documentary film&mdash\;the exhibition offers a story of artistic cr ossings\, collaborations\, and\, at times\, conflicts\, with the city as an incubator. It introduces the myriad avant-garde experiments that emerg ed as artists drew on the energy of this rapidly growing and changing me tropolis.\n\n<em>Tokyo 1955&ndash\;1970: A New Avant-Garde</em> brings tog ether some of the most iconic works from the period as well as works rece ntly discovered or reevaluated by new scholarship. A significant number a re already part of MoMA&rsquo\;s collection\, while others are on loan fr om important public collections in Japan and the United States. Artists i n the exhibition include artist collectives such as Jikken Kobo (Experime ntal Workshop)\, Hi Red Center (Takamatsu Jiro\, Akasegawa Genpei\, Nakan ishi Natsuyuki)\, and Group Ongaku (Group Music)\; critical artistic figu res such as Okamoto Taro\, Nakamura Hiroshi\, Ay-O\, Yoko Ono\, Shiomi Mi eko\, and Tetsumi Kudo\; photographers Moriyama Daido\, Hosoe Eikoh\, and Tomatsu Shomei\; illustrators and graphic designers Yokoo Tadanori\, Sug iura Kohei\, and Awazu Kiyoshi\; and architects Tange Kenzo\, Isozaki Ara ta\, and Kurokawa Kisho\, among others.\n\nIn conjunction with <em>Tokyo 1955&ndash\;1970: A New Avant-Garde</em> \, MoMA presents a 40-film retro spective of the Art Theatre Guild\, the independent film company that rad ically transformed Japanese cinema by producing and distributing avant-ga rde and experimental works from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The retr ospective features such filmmakers as Teshigahara Hiroshi\, Shindo Kaneto \, Imamura Shohei\, Oshima Nagisa\, Matsumoto Toshio\, and Wakamatsu Koji . This exhibition runs December 7\, 2012&ndash\;February 10\, 2013\, and is organized by Go Hirasawa\, Meiji-Gakuin University\; Roland Domenig\, University of Vienna\; and Joshua Siegel\, Associate Curator\, Department of Film\, The Museum of Modern Art.\n\nPlease visit for more information\, or call 212-708-9400 to reach the museum by phone. DTSTAMP:20231210T105539Z SUMMARY:Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde URL:/en/events/2012/11/18/tokyo-1955-1970-a-new-avant-garde/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR