JAPAN NOW 2016
Pop, Modern Art & Japanese Gay Art
7-12 June 2016
A group exhibition presenting more than 100 artworks by 50 Japanese artists.
This exhibition will include a mixture of pop, modern works and explore the artistic scene in Japan as a cultural superpower crossing a number of mediums and themes from fine art to illustration and Pop Art to Modernism and beyond. This exhibition showcases the very best of contemporary Japanese art today.
Japanese pop culture has become a global subculture and manga and anime continue to gain ever more audience and popularity. The cult known as “Cool Japan” reaches audiences worldwide and Japanese Pop Art has become customary in the art world. Nowhere in the world is popular culture more influential than in Japan and it’s become one of Japan’s biggest exports. Entertainment through lively, fun and witty images, combined with perfected art of transmitting mass culture, Japanese popular and modern philosophy also offer a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, consumerism, art and culture.
The artist exhibition in Japan Now 2016, Pop & modern have contributed to the establishment of Japanese culture. Appropriating and reinterpreting traditional mediums or themes, the art works presented are an example of the beauty and sensibility you can find in modern Japanese art today. Ranging from fantasy depictions and delicate innocent figures to seductive representations and intense images. We are taken into a colorful and playful “Cool Japan”.
JAPAN NOW 2016