"Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan" opens Oct. 11 in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum

Miyuki Yokomizo Please Wash Away 2004 Soap, plastic, vinyl Dimensions variable
Oct. 9, 2013

The UNLV College of Fine Arts and the Marjorie Barrick Museum are proud to join the Japan Foundation, the Japan America Society of Nevada, and the Office of the Honorary Consulate of Japan in the Southwestern debut of the internationally touring exhibition, “Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan” - October 11 - December 20.

Featuring 42 works from 11 Japanese artists, some internationally known, some relatively obscure, "Passage to the Future" is a concise yet broad-ranging display of contemporary Japanese art -- a showcase of sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, ceramic ware, and installation work. Yoshihiro Suda carves a single tiny petal out of wood. Miyuki Yokomizo constructs a room of soap bars big enough to walk in. Tetsuya Nakamura’s work is sleekly perfect. Tomoyasu Murata’s animation is handmade and nostalgic. “Passage to the Future” offers visitors an up-to-date glimpse into the variety of current Japanese artistic practice.

Artists: Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki, Tomoyasu Murata, Tetsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Sanai, Katsuhiro Saiki, Yoshihiro Suda, Tabaimo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Miyuki Yo 

Exhibition Tour - October 17 6:30pm 
Mr. Yusuke Minami, deputy director and chief curator of the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan - will give a tour of the exhibition, "Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan."

Trained at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Yusuke Minamihas worked as a curator at different high-profile Tokyo art institutions for more than two decades. Currently he is the chief curator and deputy director of the National Art Center. He has overseen numerous one-person shows by Japanese artists such as Takashi Murakami (Takashi Murakami Solo Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2001) and Tadanori Yookoo (All Things in the Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2002) as well as international figures such as Man Ray (Unconcerned but not Indifferent, National Art Center, Tokyo, 2010) and Claude Monet  (L’art de Monet et sa Posterite, National Art Center, Tokyo, 2007). His most recent show was a celebration of Pop Art (American Pop Art from the John and Kimiko Powers Collection, National Art Center, Tokyo, 2013).


The museum is open Monday - Wednesday, 9am-5pm; Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-5pm; and Saturday 12pm-5pm. It is closed state and federal holidays.