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For a New World to Come

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

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. On view from March, 7 through July 12, 2024

Why: This exhibit explores “the role of photography in the formation of Contemporary art in Japan. The late 1960s and early 1970s marked a period of political and social turmoil in Japan. The country was struggling to forge a new identity on the world stage, and Japanese artists were seeking a medium that could adequately respond to these uncertain times. The exhibition presents some 250 works that demonstrate how 29 Japanese artists and photographers enlisted the camera to make experimental and conceptual shifts in their practices during this time of radical societal change.”

— MB