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The Embassy of Japan in Romania, the Japan Foundation and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) announce the opening today of the “Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan” Exhibition at the National Museum of Contemp. Art, featuring works by the best known Japanese artists of the moment including Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki, Tomoyasu Murata, Tetsuya Nakamura, Katsuhiro Saiki, Masafumi Sanai, Yoshihiro Suda, Tabaimo, Nobuyuki Takahashi and Miyuki Yokomizo.“There are 42 works on display (paintings, photographs, video art, installations, animation films etc.) to present the most varied aspects of the Japanese artistic landscape of the past two decades. This is a first attempt at making the works of the new generation of Nippon artists known to the Romanian public. Their art emphasizes an interest for the mundane and immediate reality and a concern for the creative process, which is reflected in works with a strong visual impact,” according to a press release. The exhibition has travelled through over 20 countries so far earning high accolades. The exhibit is open at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Jan 23 through Feb 28, 2013.