This catalogue is produced on the occasion of the exhibition 'Dorodoro, Doron — The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia' held in Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art from March to May 2009. In the Japanese language, 'Dorodoro' and 'Doron' have long been used as expressions denoting the sound of sensation of goblins and ghosts appearing or disappearing. In this exhibition, picture scrolls depicting supernatural beings from ancient folktales and legends, masks used in religious rites, and other historical and folk materials are displayed together with contemporary art works. By presenting art in connection with the world of history and folklore, the exhibition shows the dynamic creative power, born from everyday life, with which people transcend their fears and confront them with humour.

Including artist biographies.
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Onsite

Location code EX.JAP.DDT
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2009

No of pages

104

ISBN / ISSN

9784939105210

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Dorodoro, Doron — Imagination in Quest of the Otherworld - Shoko KOBASHI, 小橋祥子
Uncanny Beings
Enticing Beings
Transforming Beings
Invisible Beings
Dorodoro, Doron — The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia
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Dorodoro, Doron — The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia, どろどろ、どろんー異界をめぐるアジアの現代美術