Japan’s economy and landscape changed rapidly in the ’70s and ’80s amid economic, tech, and building booms. Vast stretches of undeveloped land were soon awash in tall structures, highways, and other signs of progress. Sound familiar? Take a look at Japan’s evolving countryside — and maybe see how it stacks up to the South Florida experience — in the temporary art exhibit “Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography From the 1970s to the Present.” The photography exhibition features more than 75 prints by 23 photographers from the 1970s through the end of the 20th Century. The show explores how the country’s culture has shifted in recent decades and how those changes have impacted Japanese cities, suburbs, and nature, as well as the “information revolution era.” The Japan Foundation, in conjunction with Eiichi Kawahara, organized “Gazing at the Contemporary World” ’s visit. The show previously traveled through Chile and will head to Mongolia after it wraps in Florida on April 12. The exhibition is in the Cotilla Gallery of Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library, located at 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd. in Davie. The show is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. There’s no cost to attend. Call 954-262-4601, or visit nova.edu/library/main/.
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