Parody and Intertextuality: Visual Culture in Japan around the 1970s

Tokyo Station Gallery

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Since the 1960s, Japanese artists have made extensive use of parody, while in the 1970s, parody became popular in society as a result of its use on TV, in magazines and other media. Was the phenomenon of every conceivable kind of culture becoming infected with parody an ephemeral flower that bloomed in the gap between the modern and postmodern? The term “parody” maintains a somewhat obscure meaning in Japanese, even though it is well established in Japanese culture. Through the visual culture of the 1960s and 1970s, this exhibition will look back at forms of parody and the techniques employed. Enjoy vivid and concrete expressions of parody and see the interplay between parody and society that is evident in the many unusual works presented here. During the exhibition period there will be talk events with an impressive lineup of speakers including Shinbo Minami, Fusanosuke Natsume and Makoto Aida.

[Related Events]
Talk Event: “Parody and Me”
Speaker: Makoto Aida (artist)
Event Dates: Feb. 19 (Sun) 19:00- (Doors open: 18:30) *Duration: approx. 90 mins.
Admission: Free
Capacity: 70

Talk Event: “When the word ‘Parody’ first arrived in Japan”
Speaker: Shinbo Minami
Event Dates: Feb. 26 (Sun) 19:00- (Doors open: 18:30) *Duration: approx. 90 mins.
Admission: Free
Capacity: 70

*Reservations can be made by telephone: 03-3212-2485
*Events in Japanese only

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Schedule

from 2月 18, 2017 to 4月 16, 2017
Closed on Mondays and Mar. 21 (Tue). Open on Mar. 20 (Mon).

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