MFAH Opening Day Celebration: "For a New World to Come"

Photo © Daidō Moriyama

Daido Moriyama and Keiji Uematsu, two renowned Japanese artists represented in the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, look back to a critical period when photography played a pivotal role in the formation of Contemporary art.


  • Introduction by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge, department of photography.
  • Yasufumi Nakamori, associate curator of photography and organizing curator of the exhibition, presents an overview of For a New World to Come.
  • Anne Wilkes Tucker, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography and organizing curator of the 2003 landmark exhibition The History of Japanese Photography, speaks with the widely celebrated Tokyo-based photographer Daidō Moriyama about his experimental and conceptual photographic practice from 1968 throughout the 1970s.
  • Nakamori speaks briefly about the early photographic work of multimedia artist Keiji Uematsu, who is based in Osaka and Düsseldorf. The introduction is followed by Uematsu's reenactment of Performance for Heidelberg, his 1981 light and sound performance.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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