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Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art catalogue
This catalogue accompanies Japan Society Gallery's current exhibition, on view from March 18-June 12, 2011. Examining contemporary Japanese art through the eyes of 16 artists, Bye Bye Kitty!!! endeavors to show that modern Japanese art is more than just manga and anime. These emerging and mid-career artists meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan's troubled present and uncertain future. Divided into three sections--Critical Memory, Threatened Nature, and Unquiet Dream--Bye Bye Kitty!!! demolishes our preconceptions about contemporary Japanese art. Curated by David Elliott, former head of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Please note that the catalogue contains material not suitable for children.
written by David Elliott with a contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki
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AwesomeFeb 10, 2014
A cleverly selected collection of contemporary Japanese art, high calibre, slightly subversive always engaging. A keeper.
The artists span the ages of 25 to 50+ making this an interesting reflection on current trends.