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Newly Opened Exhibition and Upcoming Events at Japan Society

Products for Fluxus editions, 1964; Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus
October 13, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus is the first exhibition to fully explore the essential role of Japanese women in Fluxus, a movement that helped contemporary artists define new modes of artistic expression. Near the 60th anniversary of the movement’s founding, this show highlights the contributions of four pioneering Japanese artists – Shigeko Kubota (1937–2015), Yoko Ono (1933–), Takako Saito (1929–), and Mieko Shiomi (1938–) – and contextualizes their roles within Fluxus and the broader artistic movements of the 1960s and beyond.

Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus is organized by Midori Yoshimoto, Guest Curator, and Tiffany Lambert, Curator and Interim Director, Japan Society.

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Saturday, October 21: Preconcert Lecture at 7:30pm and Performance at 8:30pm
Sunday, October 22: This matinee performance will feature an alternate configuration.

Inspired by the Zen rock garden of the renowned Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, which John Cage personally visited in 1962, he composed Ryoanji (1983) using a non-ordinal graphical notation. Embracing Cage’s free-spirited approach to the score, composer/musician/vocal performer Tomomi Adachi brings his composition to life in a cutting-edge concert that connects two cities remotely: New York’s International Contemporary Ensemble will perform alongside musicians in Kanazawa City, Japan with Hitomi Nakamura on the ancient hichiriki woodwind and Maki Ota on vocals streaming live from a tea house. A lecture on the origins of John Cage’s fascination with Japanese culture, led by Cage scholar Dr. James Pritchett, precedes the concert.

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