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 Yutaka Matsuzawa 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.
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For centuries, Japanese potters have transformed humble materials—clay, ash and fire—into magnificent works of art, a tradition that continues to this day with the work of some of Japan’s most innovative artists. Join clay arts expert and gallery Joan Mirviss for this hands-on seminar navigating the intricacies of Japan’s functional and sculptural ceramic arts. Master topics as diverse as the history and development of ceramics, cutting-edge contemporary design and production, and the refined arts of handling, presentation, care and storage.
Artist's Vision: Alfredo Jaar on Japanese Conceptual Art & Artists
[Gallery Talk] April 18, 6:30 PM
Alfredo Jaar is a New York-based artist, architect and filmmaker whose work has been shown extensively around the world. Jaar has participated in the Venice Biennale, São Paulo as well as Documenta in Kassel. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1987) and a MacArthur "genius" grant (2000), and was awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2018. Jaar will speak about his work and vision in relationship to the exhibition Radicalism in the Wilderness.