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Sogetsu Art Center

Sites, Networks, and Individuals, Past and Present

By Doryun Chong

A veritable epicenter of avant-garde artistic experimentation in Tokyo in the 1960s, the Sogetsu Art Center was a remarkable phenomenon that remains understudied. From its inception, the Center’s theater, housed in a building in Tokyo’s Akasaka district designed by the leading architect Tange Kenzo, hosted an exciting,...

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A Very Brief History of the Sogetsu Art Center

The Sogetsu Art Center (SAC) in Tokyo was a major hub for avant-garde activities between 1958 and 1971, a period of concentrated energy for the experimental arts in Japan.

Primary Documents from 1960s Japan

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Drawn primarily from the SAC journal published at the Sogetsu Art Center, this growing list presents original source documents in Japanese along with English translations. They offer insight into...
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