Masunobu Yoshimura + Ushio Shinohara + Nobuaki Kojima Exhibition
[image: Nobuaki Kojima, "On Passage" (1987) FRP, Acrylic Paint, Canvas 198×161.5×53cm]
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During the 1960’s, Yoshimura, Shinohara, and Kojima started showing their work, with a focus on “happenings”, centering around the Yomiuri Independent Exhibitions. An avant-garde group called the Neo Dadaism Organizers were founded as a direct result of this exhibition. They performed on the streets, created objects from salvaged materials, and shocked the art world of the time. Shinohara and Yoshimura were founding members of that group.
Growing up during the second World War and America’s occupation of Japan, these artists absorbed American pop culture and post-war art as their own, but they created work sourcing native Japanese pop culture as material.