Japanese Prints, 1950-1990
03/02/1998 - 03/28/1998
A variety of work demonstrating how Japanese artists combined elements of tradition with modernist trends in international art during the postwar period.. This exhibition focused on interactions of Japanese and western art/culture - particularly contemporary Japanese artists responding to same artistic trends as Western artists while still employing some traditional practices; and how contemporary Japan appears modern in a Western sense yet holds traditional values, rendered visibly by art. Exhibition included 75 works spanning a variety of techniques including lithography, silkscreen, etchings (western methods), and woodblock prints. Feturing: Ay-O, Shiro Fukazawa, Yukio Fukazawa, Fumiaki Fukita, Katsura Funakoshi, Hideo Hagiwara, Chimei Hamada, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yozo Hamaguchi, Takeshi Hara, Joichi Hoshi, Shoichi Ida, Masuo Ikeda, Ryoji Ikeda, Mitsuo Kano, Sumino Kawakami, Kosuke Kimura, Shigeru Kimura, Noriko Kiyozuka, Akira Kurosaki, Tetsuro Komai, Lee U-Fan, Josaku Maeda, Hiromitsu Morimoto, Takesada Matsutani, Shiko Munakata, Masanari Murai, Tadayoshi Nakabayashi, Tetsuya Noda, Tadashige Ono, Gaku Onogi, Junichiro Sekino, Toshinobu Onosato, Kiyoshi Saito, Kuniichi Shima, Kumi Sugai, Ushio Shinohara, Yasuichi Tabuchi, Jiro Takamatsu, Toyoshige Watanabe, Kojin Toneyama, Yoko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Hodaka Yoshida, Katsuro Yoshida, Hideo Yoshihara. Organized by the Japan Foundation.
With accompanying lecture. "Seeking Modernity: Japanese Prints in the Post-War Period" by Ann Yonemura, Assoc.iate Curator of Japanese Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution