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Monday, October 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Black and White: Japanese Modern Art

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sep 30, 2017 To Jun 03, 2018


Detail: Centered around a newly acquired, large-scale calligraphy by Inoue Yūichi (1916–85), this exhibition showcases a selection of avant-garde works in the monochrome aesthetic shared widely in Japan and beyond during the postwar period. This sensibility is rooted in Zen Buddhism, which values simplicity and austerity, and remains influential today. The works in the exhibition are the results of transnational exchanges between Japanese artists like Inoue and their American Expressionist contemporaries, including Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock, who drew inspiration from Asian calligraphy for their gestural paintings. Among the nine works on view are prints, ceramics and sculpture, primarily drawn from the MFA’s collection.

Phone No.: 617-267-9300
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/black-and-white



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