Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Bye Bye Kitty!!! at Japan Society, New York

by Suzanne on March 21st, 2011


ERECTRO(clara) by Motohiko Odani, 2004, photo by Kioku Keizo - click to enlarge

Bye Bye Kitty!!! - Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art - a fantastically curated show that has gained prominent relevance due to recent sad events in Japan is currently on show at New York's Japan Society.

It's an incredible tour de force featuring some in the Western art world often marginalised and underrepresented Japanese artists, my favourites being: Makoto Aida, Manabu Ikeda, Rinko Kawauchi, Motohiko Odani (above), Chiharu Shiota (previously featured here) and Miwa Yanagi (below).


From the Fairytale series by Miwa Yanagi, silver gelatin print, 2004 - click to enlarge

There's a lot to see and learn at this show so please don't miss it if you're in NYC. The Japan Society also offers you countless ways to donate to Japan's struggle with the earthquake and tsunami aftermath.

Details are below and please don't miss this interview with the amazing Makoto Aida (via Substrom):

On show: Mar 18 - Jun 12, 2011

Address: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, tel: 212.832.1155 | Map & Directions

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11 AM - 6 PM, Fri : 11 AM - 9 PM, Sat & Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

Exhibition website | Events

by suzanne_tumblr on October 19th, 2009

substrom:

wurzeltod:

Yana Gimiwa (via Mr. Fox)

*Cough…Miwa Yanagi

Whoops… gracias! o_O

However, if you say the former a thousand times while standing on one leg on an angry crocodile’s back with a bucket full of wasps covering your head they actually start to sound the same. I assume this is precisely what happened over at Mr. Fox’s.

by suzanne_tumblr on October 19th, 2009

Yana Gimiwa (via Mr. Fox)

CORRECTION: Miwa Yanagi (thanks, substrom!) x