Gallery Dialogues: More Than Cinema

Join co-curator Ann Adachi-Tasch, Executive Director of the Philadelphia-based non-profit organization Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ), for a walkthrough of More Than Cinema, an exhibition with explores the emergence and dynamism of the Japanese Expanded Cinema through seminal works by Motoharu Jonouchi and Keiichi Tanaami. Adachi-Tasch will provide information about the works on view, alongside CCJ’s approach to preserving and archiving historical works. As a whole, the guided tour will give insight into Jonouchi and Tanaami’s legacies within the context of the avant-garde movement, as well as Expanded Cinema’s place within the trajectory of experimental artmaking during the 20th century.

Presented by Pioneer Works, More Than Cinema is organized by Collaborative Cataloging Japan, and curated by Go Hirasawa, Julian Ross, and Ann Adachi-Tasch. The exhibition coincides with Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver: Cinematic Illumination, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York from March 28 through April 26 and organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. 

More Than Cinema was made possible with generous support from the National Endowment of the Arts, Japan-US Friendship Commission, the Japan Foundation, New York, and W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.

Ann Adachi-Tasch is Executive Director of Collaborative Cataloging Japan, a not-for-profit that supports preservation and archiving of Japanese historical and experimental moving image works. Adachi-Tasch has worked at The Museum of Modern Art, where she managed projects for the Museum’s global research initiative titled Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), and contributed to the launch of its digital platform, post ( In 2009, she organized a touring screening program and publication of Japanese experimental video and film, Vital Signals at Electronic Arts Intermix. She has given presentations and written about the status of media archiving in Japan, at The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tate Modern (London); Keio University Art Center (Tokyo); and the Archives of American Art (Washington D.C.), among others. 

Please note, this program is held on our second and third floors. At this time, we do not have an elevator. Please email with any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, or any other questions regarding this program.