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'Tokyo: Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis'

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Nov. 7-Feb. 14

As the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo explores Yoko Ono’s experience in Tokyo during the 1950s ’60s and ’70s as part of its main exhibition, it continues a view of the capital with an eye on the ’80s for its concurrent contemporary show.

Curated in collaboration with the Arts Council Tokyo, this is the sixth in the “Tokyo Art Meeting” series of exhibitions that explores the evolution of the metropolis. The contemporary works on display have been inspired by the creativity and burgeoning global recognition of Japan during the ’80s economic boom and include direct homages to pop artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra as well as works by a new generation of “post-internet” artists.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Kiyosumishirakawa Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. 03-5245-4111; www.mot-art-museum.jp