The zero hour of Kobe's avant-garde

Art Jan 2, 2018

The zero hour of Kobe's avant-garde

by Matthew Larking

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art's present draw card is the Saint Petersburg collection, "Old Masters from the State Hermitage Museum." But on a lower level, at the far end of a long corridor gallery, are photos and grainy videos — the small-scale documentation of ...

A play on the idea of performance art

Art Nov 29, 2016

A play on the idea of performance art

by Matthew Larking

By the late 1960s, Japan's early postwar avant-garde had largely petered out. The radicals of yesteryear were now 20 years older and the country had returned to material affluence and international acceptance symbolized by the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Following the anti-art movements from the early ...