For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

SEPT. 11—DEC. 5, 2015

Examining photography's crucial role in the rise of conceptualism, For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 comprises approximately 250 objects by 29 photographers and other artists. In a period marked by political apathy, a weakened avant-garde, and a severe economic downturn, their work signalled a radical shift in Japanese art practices. For a New World to Come features straight photography, photographic installations, photobooks, and 16mm film projects, situating them in the contexts of both postwar Japan and global art history. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Yasufumi Nakamori, associate curator of photography, with Yuri Mitsuda, art critic and curator at Tokyo's Shoto Museum. On view concurrently at the Grey Art Gallery and Japan Society, it will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000

APRIL 19–JULY 9, 2016

Art For Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000 provides the first comprehensive and critical overview of Associated American Artists (AAA), the commercial enterprise best known as the publisher of prints by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. This exhibition addresses not only AAA's storied involvement in popularizing American prints in the 1930s, but also its ongoing promotion of American art over six decades. Through aggressive marketing of studio prints, ceramics, and textiles, and associations with corporate advertising agencies, AAA sought to bring "original" American art to every American home via mail delivery. The exhibition is organized by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

SEPT. 8–DEC. 10, 2016

A Feast of Astonishments is the first museum exhibition to explore the art and impact of Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991)—cellist, performance artist, and impresario. Best known for her collaborations with Nam June Paik, Moorman was a bold, barrier-breaking performer and a tireless champion of the avant-garde. Her landmark festivals presented experimental art for over 15 years at various sites around New York. Featuring an array of objects—sculptures, photographs, videos, annotated music scores, and newly discovered props and costumes for performance works—this exhibition considers Moorman's life, her influence, and her transatlantic network of collaborators from diverse creative disciplines. Organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication.



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