JAPANESE ART AFTER 1945: SCREAM AGAINST THE SKY. Alexandra Munroe et al. Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994. Organized in association with Japan Foundation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 416 pp. with 453 ills. (190 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 94-4557 ISBN 0810935120 In English.
A panoramic study of avant-garde art in postwar Japan and its complex relationship to modern Western culture, this substantial catalogue provides extensive pictorial documentation of some 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs, performance pieces, installations and other works by more than 100 artists, among them such internationally known figures as Jiro Yoshihara, Shigeko Kubota, Yoshishige Saito, Shusaku Arakawa, Lee U Fan, Masami Teraoka and Yoko Ono. An anthology of postwar texts by nearly 40 Japanese critics and artists supplements 16 well-illustrated essays that include discussions of the groundbreaking experiments of the Osaka-based Gutai group in the 1950s and 60s, Japanese contributions to the development of the Fluxus movement and Conceptual art, the assertion of distinctly Asian aesthetic and spiritual values by the Mono-ha school of Minimalist sculpture in the late 1960s, the "obsessional" serial and accumulation works of Yayoi Kusama, Tetsumi Kudo and Tomio Miki, and the treatment of Japanese themes by contemporary American artists.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024629
Hardcover Out of Print / No Longer Available.