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Book Announcement: The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art

The Stakes of Exposure Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art Author: Namiko Kunimoto How would artistic practice contribute to political change in post–World War II Japan? How could artists negotiate the imbalanced global dynamics of the art world and also … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art”

Call for Papers SYMPOSIUM “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art” (Part II: Graduate Student Workshops) Dates: April 21–23, 2017 Place: Department of Art History, University of Chicago (reposting from Japan Art History Forum mailing list) The Center for the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan

Reiko Tomii, Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan, MIT Press, 2016. Description from the publisher: 1960s Japan was one of the world’s major frontiers of vanguard art. As Japanese artists developed diverse practices parallel to, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Global Asia: Critical Aesthetics and Alternative Globalities

Date: June 27-28, 2016 Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore In the inaugural issue of Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Tina Chen and Eric Hayot posit that “‘Asia’ has been ‘global’ since long before the diasporas of the nineteenth century; the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Modern Art Asia

Modern Art Asia: Call for papers on modern and contemporary Asian art Modern Art Asia is dedicated to the arts of Asia from the eighteenth century to today, presenting graduate research from historical perspectives and international news on Asian art. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Katsuyo Aoki’s Porcelain Skulls

Ceramic artist Katsuyo Aoki’s Predictive Dream, a series of porcelain skulls, was featured on Tofugu recently. I was pleased to see the article since I got to see and translate about some of Predictive Dream as well as her installation piece … Continue reading

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Blog Review: Spoon & Tamago

As someone who works for an art magazine, I try to keep abreast of the latest in Japanese design. One website that I am particularly fond of is Spoon & Tamago. Created by husband-wife team Johnny (Tamago) and Tomomi (Spoon), this … Continue reading

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