ANTIMATTER: A Viewpoint on Contemporary Japanese Art

Curator, The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo

(L) Solo exhibition by Jiro Takamatsu in 1966
(R) Studio of Nakanishi Natsuyuki in May 2008,
in preparation for his “Chains of Paintings, Forest of Lights” exhibition

ANTIMATTER:  A Viewpoint on Contemporary Japanese Art

Time: Friday, May 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Japan Foundation, Toronto [Event Hall]
131 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor
Japanese with English interpretation

Admission: Free
RSVP required: or (416) 966-1600 x 229

In conjunction with <Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan>
March10 ~ June 9, 2009 at The Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Introducing works by Japanese artists which light-heartedly present different ways of seeing our world, transforming the objects and landscapes of everyday life.
In the exceedingly hyperactivated environment of Contemporary Japan, we are surrounded by cryptic signs full of characters and edited images. The root of this phenomenon can be traced back to the 1960s when “information” as a concept began to be discussed widely.
By comparing the works of the past and present, the lecture will provide suggestions and ideas on decoding contemporary art.

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