MFAH Artful Thursday Lecture: "The Image Unfolds"
CORE Performance Company returns to the museum with new work created especially for two exhibitions: Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens and Contemporary Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection and For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979.
Unfolding Worlds is a unique installation that features works from the New Orleans-based Gitter-Yelen Collection, one of the most comprehensive private holdings of Japanese art in the United States. The remarkable presentation showcases more than 25 large-scale painted screens from leading artists active in Japan between the 17th and 20th centuries, exhibited with some 35 ceramic works created by master and emerging ceramists in Japan from the 1950s to today.
For a New World to Come is a groundbreaking exhibition of approximately 250 works — photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture and film-based installations — that demonstrates how 29 Japanese artists and photographers enlisted the camera to make experimental and conceptual shifts in their artistic practices during a time of radical societal change.
Drawing inspiration from the multiple artistic processes presented by the exhibitions, CORE responds through shape, space, time, movement, emotion and poetics.