"Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art" Exhibition
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This exhibition was planned by the Japan Foundation to introduce a new generation of contemporary Japanese artists to the world. Prior to the world tour, the show will be shown at the Hara Museum. Curated by art critic Midori Matsui, the show features some 30 drawings, paintings and video works by artists who came onto the scene during the later half of the 90s and the first half of the 2000s. The subject of this exhibition is the world of "Micropop," a word coined by Matsui, which refers to the unique world view of the new generation of young Japanese artists who rearrange diverse fragments of information and knowledge to give new meaning and uses to things that are outdated and commonplace.
Meet the Artists and Curator: July 15th (Wed) 18:30-20:00
Ryoko Aoki, Makiko Kudo, Midori Matsui (in Japanese only)
Meet the Artist: July 18th (Sat) 14:30-16:00
Lecture by Lyota Yagi (Japanese only)
Reservations are required. Please make your reservation by phone TEL: 03-3445-0669 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact phone number and number of participants. / Limited to 80 persons
[first-come, first-serve basis].
[Image: Lyota Yagi "VINYL" (2006) ©2006 Lyota Yagi Courtesy: Mujin-to Production, Tokyo]
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