My Body, Your Voice
Araki Natsumi & Sasaki Hitomi (Eds.)
Every three years since 2006, Mori Art Museum has hosted Roppongi Crossing, a sprawling showcase featuring only Japanese contemporary art. This year’s edition, My Body, Your Voice, presents work by 20 artists and artist groups exploring issues of identity, body politics, history and gender. The work presented dates from 2008 to the present and covers such loaded topics as natural disaster, labor and the US military presence in Okinawa. Despite the breadth of subject matter, the exhibition shows how Japanese artists are revisiting familiar tropes using immersive storytelling, formal strategies and direct engagement with difficult subject matter. The elegant catalog is filled with installation views, video stills and details of works along with artists’ bios and essays by the four exhibition curators, Araki Natsume (Mori Musuem), Kim Sunjung (South Korea), Ozawa Keisuke (Tokyo) and We Dar-Kuen (Taipei). Artists included are Yuko Mohri, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Nile Koetting, Hiraki Sawa, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda and more. Complete list of artists include Yuko Mohri, Mari Katayama, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Hiraki Sawa, Daisuke Yamashiro, Akira Takayama, Nomura Kazuhiro(b.1958), Futoshi Miyagi, Hikaru Fujii, Yasuka Goto, Shun Sasa, Nobuhiro Shimura, Aya Momose, Nile Koetting, Tomona Matsukawa, Erika Kobayashi, Nishihara Nao, Jun Yang, Jay Chung, Q Takeki Maeda and Ai Hasegawa.
English & Japanese / Softcover
8 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. / 208 pp / Full color
Retail Price: $48.00
MORI ART MUSEUM, JAPAN