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Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York 10017
between 1st & 2nd Avenues

(212) 832 1155
japansociety.org


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Fri 12–9pm
Sat & Sun 11am–5pm

2019 Exhibitions & Special Events

Exhibition: March 8–June 9, 2019

Radicalism in the Wilderness

Delve into the radical experiments of artists from 1960s Japan who made groundbreaking contributions to the development of international postwar art in defiance of existing conventions. Little known in the U.S., artist Matsuzawa Yutaka and the two collectives The Play and GUN challenged established norms to expand the definition of “visual art” through language, performance, mail art, land art, and political art. Radicalism in the Wilderness surveys the range of their projects, at times colorful, imaginative, and playful, but also inextricably linked to complex social, political, and cultural issues of the turbulent and innovative 1960s.