Le Bain

For a New World to Come

A sneak peek at Japan Society Gallery's new exhibition For a New World to Come, before we celebrate at Le Bain, Sunday, October 18th with Alex from Tokyo.
Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940), Sentimental Journey, 1971. Artist's book, 11 x 5 in. Hirsch Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Manfred Heiting Photo Book Collection. © Nobuyoshi Araki

"In the wake of the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, Japanese artists and photographers began crafting a new visual language for an age of uncertainty."

Miyako Ishiuchi (b. 1947), From the series Apartment, 1977-1978, printed 1978. Gelatin silver print, 30 x 24 3/4 x 7/8 in. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Acessions Endowment Fund, 2014.707. © Miyako Ishiuchi / Photo: Paul Hester, Hester + Hardaway Photography
Shigeo Gochō (1946-1983), from the series Self and Others, 1975-1977, printed 1992. Gelatin silver print, 7 15/16 x 10 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation, 2014.689. © Hiroichi Gochō

"Their embrace of camera-based experiments would alter the cultural landscape and lay the foundations for contemporary art in Japan."

Shōmei Tomatsu (1930-2012), Protest 1 from the series Oh! Shinjuku, 1969, printed 1980. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/8 x 13 7/8in. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the S.I. Morris Photography Endowment and Morris Weiner, 2011.765. © Shōmei Tōmatsu – INTERFACE
Hitoshi Nomura (b. 1945), Tardiology, 1968-69. One of eight images in a series; black-and-white photographs, each 19 11/16 x 23 5/8 in. ©Hitoshi Nomura, courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey

"For a New World to Come is the first comprehensive exhibition to spotlight this radical break with the past."

Keiji Uematsu (b. 1947), Horizontal Position, 1973/2003. Gelatin silver print, 57 1/8 x 35 7/16 in. Artist's collection at Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo. © Keiji Uematsu, courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates
Sunday, October 18th, Le Bain presents Nouveau York celebrating Japan Society's new exhibition For A New World To Come: Experiments in Japanese Art And Photography. Music by Alex from Tokyo and friends. Doors 9pm. Le Bain at the Standard, High Line. 

Header photo: Toshio Matsumoto (b. 1932), For the Damaged Right Eye, 1968. Triple 16mm film (transferred to DVD), color, 12 min. 9 sec. Matsumoto Toshio. © Toshio Matsumoto / Photo: PJMIA

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