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Art Institute Chicago


Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–75

The short-lived Tokyo magazine Provoke is now recognised as a major achievement in world photography of the last 50 years. Provoke crystallised the best of progressive art photography and cultural criticism in Japan during the 1960s and early 1970s. This exhibition is the first to provide a thorough history of the Provoke movement and to draw out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan. A major international traveling show, which has Chicago as its only North American venue, this exhibition is the first survey of postwar Japanese art to be organised at the Art Institute of Chicago and draws heavily on the the museum’s collection. Find out more about the ‘Provoke’ exhibition from the Art Institute of Chicago’s website.

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