Mono-Ha is the name given to a number of artists working in Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s– although radically different, their work shared certain fundamental characteristics. Using mostly found or natural materials, their works sought to question not only the traditions of Western art the East had so recently inherited but by extension to challenge conventional notions of art.

Despite increasing international recognition of the group’s importance, this will be the first exhibition of Mono-Ha in Britain. Timed to coincide with the exhibition of Arte Povera at Tate Modern, the exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to compare the two groups on the basis of their works.

Minemura Toshiaki “What was ‘MONO-HA’?”

1994 Mono-ha catalogue Discussion (HTML) Discussion (PDF) Questionnaire (PDF)