This catalogue is published for the exhibition 'Trans-Cool TOKYO: Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection' held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo from February to March 2010. The exhibition consists of 44 works selected from the 4,000 piece-collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT Collection). From Yayoi Kusama's pioneering works of Japanese Pop Art to Yasumasa Morimura's role-playing in multiple identity-expressing portraits from the 1980s, the exhibition provides an opportunity to review works by these groundbreaking artists yielding a context for examining how Japanese artists have established their own creative identities within the context of pop culture since the second half of the 1990s.

Including artist biographies.
Alternative title

Tokyo Culture Creation Project

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.JAP.TCT
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

72

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
What's Japanese Cool?

- Yuko HASEGAWA, 長谷川祐子

Collections at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

- Hiroko KATO, 加藤弘子

Trans-Cool TOKYO: Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection
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Trans-Cool TOKYO: Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection