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The Japanese Experience: Inevitable
     

The Japanese Experience: Inevitable

by Jun Hasegawa
 

ISBN-10: 3775712542

ISBN-13: 9783775712545

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783775712545
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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