Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West

The first exhibition to consider mid-20th-century abstraction through its Asian-American practitioners, this exhibition brings artists of the New York School together with Asian-American artists who studied and worked in New York in the 1940s and 1950s.  It will examine the influence of Asian intellectual and artistic traditions on artists long revered as uniquely American through 45 paintings, drawings, and sculptures. By presenting the work of Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko alongside that of  Asian-American artists such as Ruth Asawa, Saburo Hasegawa, Isamu Noguchi, and Hawai‘i art icons like Satoru Abe, Isami Doi, Tadashi Sato, and Tetsuo Ochikubo, the exhibition will examine the ways in which Eastern traditions from Chinese and Japanese calligraphy to Zen Buddhism helped advance Abstract Expressionism’s aesthetic agenda.

For more information, please visit: http://honolulumuseum.org/art/exhibitions/16348-abstract_expressionism_looking_east_far_west/