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Concerned Theatre Japan: The Graphic Art of Japanese Theatre, 1960-1980

June 24, 1998 – August 22, 1998

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 164 5th Ave. at 21st & 22nd

See 70 posters by post-WWII avant-garde artists that focus on theater as a vehicle for innovations in graphic design in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. At this time, artists began to deliberately mix elements of Western popular culture with Japanese traditions. Designers represented include Tadanori Yokoo and Hirano Koga. Organized by the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.