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April 23-June 5

According to German philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), the invention of photography and spread of mechanical reproduction, such as printing, led to a deterioration in the appreciation of traditional arts. Approaches to art, however, shifted during the 20th century to include abstract styles, cubism, pop art and xerography (copy art). As art itself changed, so did the viewers’ expectations and their appreciation of it.

This exhibition features works from the Fuji Xerox Print Collection and the Yokohama Museum of Art, combining traditional, modern and digital works of art to chart the progression in artistic practices over the course of the last century.

Yokohama Museum of Art; 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa. Minatomirai Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,300. Closed Thu. 045-221-0300; yokohama.art.museum

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