NEW YORK.- The Japan Society presents the first exhibition devoted to a new phenomenon in Japanese art, Bamboo as a Medium for Sculpture. The exhibition is titled New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters. The exhibition is the first to explore the emergence of a new genre in contemporary art, one uniquely rooted in Japanese culture: the use of centuries-old methods of basketry to create startlingly original sculptural forms. Ranging from ethereal, computer-plotted filigrees to angry, dirt-encrusted tangles and anthropomorphic forms, the more than 90 works on display are revelatory. It will be on view through January 11, 2009.