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Title: Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art
Description: 'The exhibition and book have been conceived by David Elliott, and his title invokes the subtle irony and subversive techniques adopted by a new generation of artists in rebellion against both the 'kawaii,' or 'cute,' aesthetic of mainstream Japanese culture and what they regard as its built-in conservatism. Elliot's essay provides a survey of the artists and explores many of the social issues facing Japan today, including the rise of feminism, the decline of the 'salaryman,' and the latent instability of an aging, shrinking society. A contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki illuminates the history and culture of Japan's current Heisei era, which began in 1989 after the death of Emperor Hirohito.' (Excerpt from Front Flap)
Access Level: On-site
Location Code: EX.USA.BBK
Language/s: English
: Bye Bye Kitty... - David ELLIOTT

Contemporary Japanese Art in the Heisei Era - Tetsuya OZAKI
: Makoto AIDA(会田誠), Manabu IKEDA(池田学), Tomoko KASHIKI(樫木知子), Rinko KAWAUCHI(川內倫子), Haruka KOJIN(荒神明香), Kumi MACHIDA(町田久美), Yoshitomo NARA(奈良美智), Kohei NAWA(名和晃平), Motohiko ODANI(小谷元彦), Hiraki SAWA(さわひらき), Chiharu SHIOTA(塩田千春), Tomoko SHIOYASU(塩保朋子), Hisashi TENMYOYA(天明屋尚), Akira YAMAGUCHI(山口晃), Miwa YANAGI(やなぎみわ), Tomoko YONEDA(米田知子)
: David ELLIOTT
Publisher/s: Yale University Press (New Haven - United States)
Organiser/s: Japan Society (New York - United States)
Venue/s: Japan Society Gallery (New York - United States)
Year of Publication: 2011
No. of Pages: 125
ISBN / ISSN: 9780300166903
No. of Copies: 1
Media Image: Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art - Cover
Keywords: Painting, Installation, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed-Media, Video Art, Performance Art, Japan

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