The Japanese Experience: Inevitable

The Japanese Experience: Inevitable
Library Shelf Location 15.JPBR
Publication Date Mar 2003
Description 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 animé . 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. The world of the future might be like Japan is today--super flat. -- Takashi Murakami
ISBN 3775712542
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Editor Magrit Brehm
Authors Grego Jansen, Takashi Murakami
Format Hardcover
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artists Hiroshi Sugito, Yoshitomo Nara, Jun Hasegawa, Mr., Aya Takano, Masahiko Kuwahara, Shintaro Miyake, Hiropon, Takashi Murakami
Categories Art from a specific country, Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Manga, Superflat
Related Country/Global Region Japan
Related Gallery Ursula Bickle Foundation, Kraichtal
Related Curator/Producer Magrit Brehm
Languages German, English

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