This KL exhibition highlights the art of Japanese printmaking from the 1970s

Art lovers will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the 1970s Japanese art prints that transformed the global art scene, thanks to the ongoing exhibition at Level 5, GMBB, Kuala Lumpur which ends on February 27.

To reach a wider audience, the exhibition entitled Photographic images and material: Japanese prints of the 1970s will continue at Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang from March 10 to April 8 and Sabah Art Gallery, Sabah from April 18 to May 18.

“The exhibition presents expressions of print from the 1970s as they appear in the work of 14 artists who helped develop a print movement in the Japanese contemporary art world in the 1970s,” said the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur in a statement.

The statement said the exhibition is divided into two sections, namely “The Age of Photographic Images”, focusing on the use of photographic images in the print medium and “Images of Autonomous Matter” which presents works created using materials such as stone, wood, paper, cotton and sheet steel.

“This artistic movement was initiated by Tetsuya Noda, recipient of the International Grand Prix of the sixth edition of the International Print Biennial, in 1968.

“Noda’s work in transforming photographic portraits of his family into prints has led to enormous changes in prints globally, creating parallels between trends in contemporary prints and fine art, while inspiring future developments in the artistic sphere,” the statement added.

Admission to the exhibition is free. More information here. – Bernama

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