MoMA (Museum of Modern Art in New York City) is showing a great exhibition about Tokyo Avant-Garde. Related events are planned during January, all of them very interesting because MoMA wants a feedback with people opinions and participatory exhibitions.
If you have the chance, join MoMA! A great opportunity.
In conjunction with the exhibition Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, on view through February 25, we’re starting the year with a suite of events, including music, performance, and more!
Tokyo: Experiments in Music and Performance
Thursday, January 10, 6:00 p.m., Theater 3
This program, showcasing experimental musical performances that took place in Tokyo in the 1960s, features musician Tone Yasunao, an experimental musician and sound artist who has played an important role in experimental music and art scenes in Tokyo and New York since the 1960s. The event culminates in Fluxus-based events and actions, including the destruction of a piano.
Art in Tokyo, 1950s and 1960s: Conversations and Films
Friday, January 11, 12:30–5:30 p.m., Theater 3
This half-day symposium explores the art scene and artistic production in Tokyo in the 1950s and 1960s through a series of film screenings and discussions with directors, curators, critics, and artists. The films, including ANPO: Art X War (Linda Hoaglund, 2010), Some Young People (Nagano Chiaki, 1964), and Japan: The New Art (Christian and Michael Blackwood, 1970), are followed by the roundtable discussion “What Was So Avant-Garde about Tokyo from 1955 to 1970?” Wine reception follows from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents
Friday, January 11, 7:00 p.m., Theater 3
In celebration of the launch of the new publication from MoMA’s International Program, From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents, MoMA hosts a panel discussion with three Japanese artists and architects representing three generations; MoMA curators; and the co-editors of the book. This volume gathers texts that are critical to a deeper understanding of postwar Japanese art, the majority of which are translated into English for the first time. These translations are complemented by co-editors’ contextual essays and newly commissioned texts by Japan- and U.S.-based scholars.
A wine reception in the mezzanine of the Research and Education Building precedes the event, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Capital Exchange: A Dinner Event
Wednesday, January 23, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Cafe 2, second floor
In collaboration with Chef Lynn Bound and Cafe 2, please join us for a special dinner event to celebrate the launch of Artists Experiment, an ongoing collaboration between MoMA’s Department of Education and four contemporary artists—Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Caroline Woolard, Xaviera Simmons, and Kenneth Goldsmith—to develop programs that offer new opportunities for public engagement at MoMA.
The evening, featuring a special menu designed by Cárdenas Osuna and Bound, highlights presentations and interactions with all of the artists. The theme of this event, Capital Exchange, reflects a thread that is present in each of the participating artists’ ongoing experiments: an exploration of different notions of “capital,” ranging from the social and political to the cultural and historical. This event explores these ideas through a multisensory experience including sound, food, readings, and more.
Join us to dine, drink, and learn more about exciting the events coming up at MoMA this season.
Upcoming events in February. Check MoMA page http://www.moma.org/
Enjoy the day, Yareah friends!