UnJapan

Kanzan Gallery

poster for UnJapan
[Image: (c) Utako Shindo Title: Where They Come Into Contact (from White Shadow series) Date: 2017 Dimensions: 25 (w)x 50 (l) x 13 (h) cm Medium: Cyanotype print on tissue paper]

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Exhibition curated of Philip Brophy, an artist who currently resides in Melbourne and has an in depth knowledge of Japanese art and culture of the past and present.
Even now that internationalization, globalization and socializing online is a given, it is fair to say that there have been no major changes in the way that Japan is considered an “exotic” country by many in the West. Furthermore, contemporary Japanese art continues to be evaluated in relation to ukiyo-e, and the influence of “cartoons” and “animation” often emphasized. Since the Taisho era (1912-1926), Japanese art has been plagued by two big questions: what makes someone a ‘Japanese’ artist? And can Japanese artists create art that is not ‘all about Japan’? Here Brophy introduces the work of three Japanese artists who at the same time can also be considered “Unjapan” in their approach to transgressing cultural boundaries.

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Talk
Event Date: Nov. 3 (Fri) 17:00-
Speakers: Utako Shindo, Kazuna Taguchi, Hiroharu Mori, Philip Brophy
Capacity: 20 (booking required)

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from November 03, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Exhibition Hours: 12:00-19:30. Closing at 17:00 on Sundays, closed on Mondays.

Opening Reception on 2017-11-03 from 18:30

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