Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed' at the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University from April to August 2015. It is the first exhibition dedicated to art that is not local-Israeli or Eurocentric in the University Gallery.

'The exhibition, "Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed, Wartime Memory, Performativity and the Documentary in Contemporary Japanese Photography and Video Art", marks seventy years since the end of the Asia-Pacific War and the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibition presents the ways in which Second- and Third Generation artists explore the memory and traumas of the war and their influence on contemporary Japanese society. In contrast to exhibitions that engage with the art of a non-Western culture as one unified whole, this exhibition examines a specific, intra-Japanese issue that is currently at the centre of an animated public debate. In many ways, the discourse around war memory in Japan parallels the current debates and issues that occupy Israeli society concerning past memories, their reflection in the present, and the way in which a contemporary society considers, confronts, and critiques past events.' - excerpts from introduction by Professor Assaf Pinkus, Director of the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery

Includes biographies of artists and authors.
Alternative title

Wartime Memory, Performativity and the Documentary in Contemporary Japanese Photography and Video Art

Access level

Onsite

editor

Ayelet ZOHAR

Location code EX.ISR.BHR
Language

English, 

Japanese, 

Hebrew

Publication/Creation date

2015

No of pages

288

ISBN / ISSN

9789657160411

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Suppressed—Wartime Memory, Performativity, and the Documentary in Contemporary Japanese Photography and Video Art - Ayelet ZOHAR
Remembrance of War - NARITA Ryuichi
How to Look at Disaster: A Primer for Viewers - Julia Adeney THOMAS
Memory, Trauma, Art - Akiko TAKENAKA
The Floating Dresses of Hiroshima: War Memory in Ishiuchi Miyako's Photography - Lena FRITSCH
Record of Rage and Grief: Hamaya Hiroshi's Photographs of the 1960 Anpo Protests - Justin JESTY
Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed
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Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed

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