Do It! Everyday Life Becomes Art: Art of the 1970s as Seen in Documents from the National Art Center, Tokyo Archives

Anzai Shigeo “group 361˚, September, 1973, Tamagawa, Tokyo”, 1973
©Estate of Shigeo Anzaï

Overview

Based on Anzai Shigeo’s photography, one of the principal resources contained in the National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT), this small exhibit presents materials drawn from the Center’s archive. Since the late 1960s, newly emergent trends in art have grown increasingly diverse, coming to include everything from photography, video, printed matter, and postal communications to events and performances. In this exhibition, we examine the present-day potential of work by artists who documented the temporary nature of everyday life and embraced new forms of expression through the use of independent media such as photocopying (Xerox) and video.

Date October 8 (Sat.) – November 7 (Mon.), 2022
Closed on Tuesdays
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00 *10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo / Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo

*This exhibition is a companion project to Lee Ufan,15th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo.

Admission Free
Inquiries (+81) 47-316-2772 (Hello Dial)