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REFLECTION

What Isn’t Mono-ha?

BY JAMES JACK

Three perspectives on the issues involved with revisiting a historical avant-garde
SHINGO HONDA, No. 42, 1970, split log and hawser, 122 x 122 x 244 cm, installed at Tamura Gallery, Tokyo, 1970. Photograph by Shigeo Anzaï. Courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.


The name Mono-ha, or “School of Things,” describes a loose affiliation of artists active in Tokyo between 1968 and 1972. The recent survey show “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha,” held this year at Blum & Poe in Los

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