The present catalogue accompanies the exhibition Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York held at Japan Society Gallery, New York, from October 2007 to January 2008. Many Japanese artists have lived and worked in New York since the 1950s. This exhibition presents work of 33 key New York-based Japanese artists, ranging from young, emerging talent to established figures, who work in a variety of media.

'Presenting 33 artists living and working in New York, Making a Home aspires to expand the concept of "Japanese contemporary art" and establish the idea of a Japanese aesthetic diaspora in New York City. In doing so, it examines the contribution of Japanese contemporary art to global trends, identities, and outlooks... This exhibition is premised upon the ideas surrounding a home, ranging from the comfort and safety found in a physical structure to the angst and loneliness felt from living in solitude. These emotions play out in Making a Home, often reflecting the artists' coping strategies with life in New York City.' - Eric C. Shiner, curator.

This catalogue includes plates of the artists' works accompanied by explanatory essays written by contributors, brief interviews with each artist, and artists' biographies.
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Onsite

Location code EXL.USA.MAH
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2007

ISBN / ISSN

9780300126341

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Border-Crossing: A Preface to the Exhibition

- Reiko TOMII, 富井玲子

Making a Home for Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York: A Curatorial Walk-Through

- Eric C. SHINER

Snapshots from the Past: Japan Society and Gendai Bijutsu - From the Perspective of 1960s Art

- Reiko TOMII, 富井玲子

Kusama Yayoi's Early Years in New York: A Critical Biography

- Midori YAMAMURA

Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York
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Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York

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