Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

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Exhibition

Apr 201119 Jun 201112

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York, 10017
United States

50% of all admission sales will go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund .

Curated by David Elliott, founding Director of the Mori Art Museum, Bye Bye Kitty!!! is a radical departure from recent Japanese exhibitions. Moving far beyond the stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Japan Society’s show features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future. Each of the three sections, “Critical Memory,” “Threatened Nature,” and “Unquiet Dream,” not only offers a feast for the senses but also demolishes our preconceptions about contemporary Japan and its art.

The sixteen featured artists are: Makoto Aida会田誠; Manabu Ikeda池田学; Tomoko Kashiki樫木知子; Rinko Kawauchi川内倫子; Haruka Kojin荒神明香; Kumi Machida町田久美; Yoshitomo Nara奈良美智; Kohei Nawa名和晃平; Motohiko Odani小谷元彦; Hiraki Sawaさわひらき; Chiharu Shiota塩田千春; Tomoko Shioyasu塩保朋子; Hisashi Tenmyouya天明屋尚; Yamaguchi Akira山口晃; Miwa Yanagiやなぎみわ; Tomoko Yoneda米田知子.

In conjunction with Carnegie Hall's JapanNYC festival.

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM–6 PM; Friday 11 AM–9 PM; 
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM-5 PM; 
Closed Mondays.

Admission: 
$15; students & seniors $10; Japan Society members and children under 16 free. 
Admission is free on Friday nights, 6-9 PM .

 

APA_Institute . Last modified Apr 20 2011 6:34 a.m.


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