The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
March 15, 2016 - April 23, 2016
JFLA Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100
Los Angeles CA 90036

Neo Japonism : Shunga is eighth in the series, FAUX SHO', a bimonthly group show that focuses on different art movement/genre, where every show is interpreted by a diverse group of artists, each negotiating the fine balance of replication and free interpretation of a masterpiece. In this iteration, each artist was asked to pick an ukiyoe master who also created "shunga," a sexually explicit and ornate painting or print which blossomed in the 17th century by aristocrats who custom ordered these erotic artwork with their wedding furniture. As popularity and development of mass producing technology made the prints widely available among the general urban public, an edict in 1722  banned the production altogether. An underground movement then thrived with almost every famed ukiyo-e artist producing the most exquisite and experimental works of art. The original "Japonism" was an electrifying influence to the young European painters who were exposed to the unusual methods and aesthetics of Japanese paintings and prints. In today's version, the curiosity of its transcendent influence can be observed in this group of works from Los Angeles artists and current generation of artists from Japan. 

When: March 15, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Exhibition Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12pm-7pm
Wednesdays & Fridays: 12pm-4pm
Saturdays (4/9 & 4/23): 12pm-4:30pm
*Closed on Mondays and Saturdays 4/2 & 4/16

Where: JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles CA 90036

Street parking is available near JFLA. Click Here for Parking Info


Admission: Free

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