THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE INEVITABLE

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Edited by Margrit Brehm, Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Hatje Cantz, 2002, Hardcover, First Edition.

 

 

Catalog of an exhibition held June 9-July 14, 2002, Ursula Blickle Foundation. Summary: At first sight, it appears brand new, pure Tokyo pop. But The Japanese Experience: Inevitable reveals far more than the successful cloning of morphed manga motifs onto stretched canvas and museum walls. It represents eight positions in contemporary Japanese art and scrutinizes their complex visual vocabulary, noting references to Japanese and Western art traditions as frequently as the borrowing of mass culture motifs from the realms of manga and anime. Takashi Murakami's MR. DOB questions the place of contemporary art in our global society; Aya Takano's glowing watercolors combine Japanese sensitivity, issues of female identity, and sci-fi; Masahiko Kuwahara's mutant animals provide shades of softness and mysterious openness, and Yoshitomo Nara's reworking of historical Japanese woodcuts disturbs the floating world. Not only are the artists' visual repertoires new and surprising, but their creative methods and strategies help conquer a public that is mostly untouched by contemporary art. Published in association with the Ursula Blickle Foundation. Subjects: Art, Japanese -- 20th century -- 21st century -- Exhibitions. Notes: Essay by Gregor Jansen. Text in English and German. Includes works by Takashi Murakami (and also his Hiropon/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.), Mr., Aya Takano, Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Shintaro Miyake and Jun Hasegawa.

 

 

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