Exhibition: Between Collectivism and Individualism
- Japanese Avant-Garde of the 1950s and 60s

Exhibition held at Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

The Japan Foundation is pleased to present Between Collectivism and Individualism - Japanese Avant-Garde of the 50s and 60s, an exhibition at Zachęta - National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland.

In the 1950s and 1960s, when Japan had completed its postwar recovery and remarkable economic growth was underway, young artists and artists' groups absorbed the energy of the nation's rapidly changing cities and society to pursue freer and more innovative modes of expression, producing a large number of fascinating works. This exhibition endeavors to trace the history of art in Japan after World War II through more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphic designs and other works that embody this era, which marked a major turning point in Japanese art.

Such a cohesive and comprehensive presentation of Japanese avant-garde art overseas represents a rare opportunity, and we have high hopes that this exhibition will enjoy a highly positive response in Poland.

Major artists featured include Ay-O, Akasegawa Genpei, Ikeda Tatsuo, Takamatsu Jiro, Tanaka Atsuko, Hamada Chimei, and Yokoo Tadanori.

Poster of the exhibition Between Collectivism and Individualism
Poster of the exhibition Between Collectivism and Individualism

Outline

Exhibition Between Collectivism and Individualism
- Japanese Avant-Garde of the 1950s and 60s
Dates November 25, 2021 - March 13, 2022
Venue
Organizers The Japan Foundation, Zachęta - National Gallery of Art
Curation Maria Brewińska (Curator, Zachęta - National Gallery of Art)
Exhibition Committee Mizusawa Tsutomu (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama)
Momiyama Masao (Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama)
Mohri Naoko (Curator, Takamatsu Art Museum)
Makino Yuji (Curator, Takamatsu Art Museum)
Cooperation The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama; Takamatsu Art Museum; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

About Zachęta - National Gallery of Art

Zachęta - National Gallery of Art opened in 1900 with the mission of popularizing contemporary art as an important element of socio-cultural life. Its historic building, over 100 years old, exhibits many works of 20th- and 21st-century art. Zachęta also oversees the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition and International Architecture Exhibition, and proactively presents the work of younger artists.

Installation View

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 1
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 2
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 3
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 4
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 5
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

Photo of Rimpa feat. Manga 6
Photo: Maciej Landsberg
(c) 2021 Zachęta
- National Gallery of Art

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