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REVIEWS

LOS ANGELES

Blum & Poe

Requiem for the Sun

The Art of Mono-Ha

KISHIO SUGA, Soft Concrete, 1970/2012, Concrete, oil, steel plates, 121.9 x 538.5 x 538.5 cm. Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

The year 1968 represents a watershed in the history of contemporary Japanese art, namely, the birth of the Mono-ha (“School of Things”) movement, which, until recently, had gone largely unnoticed by art historians in the West. The exhibition “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha,” curated by Hirshhorn Museum…

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