Worlds in Balance: Art in Japan from the Postwar to the Present
Okura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Curated by Kenjiro Hosaka
The 2023 programming for Art Week Tokyo features the inaugural edition of AWT Focus, a new curated sales platform with a historical scope. AWT Focus invites a guest curator to reassess existing narratives of modern and contemporary art through works drawn from Art Week Tokyo’s participating galleries.
This edition of AWT Focus is curated by Kenjiro Hosaka, Director of the Shiga Museum of Art, Otsu. Worlds in Balance: Art in Japan from the Postwar to the Present explores the productive tensions that have driven the emergence of new expression in Japan over the past century, such as those between art and craft, abstraction and figuration, material and immaterial, and nature and technology. Installed across three floors of the Okura Museum of Art, the exhibition assembles more than 100 works by 64 Japanese and Japan-based artists representing a broad range of generations and practices.
Worlds in Balance: Art in Japan from the Postwar to the Present features work by Kazunori Hamana, Yukie Ishikawa, Lee Ufan, Kishio Suga, and Yuji Ueda, among others.