Slideshow: Bye Bye Kitty!!! at Japan Society
Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art is a groundbreaking exhibition that features 16 artists who reject the outworn narratives of cuteness and infantilism fashionable in Western presentations of Japanese contemporary art. Melding traditional themes with radical perceptions of the present, they create uncompromising—sometimes unsettling—works that challenge the social and political conditions of their times.
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From Narita International Airport: View of Flourishing New South Wing, 2005
Yamaguchi Akira (1969- )
Pen and watercolor on paper, 38 × 30 in. (96.5 × 76 cm).
Photo: Kei Miyajima. Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery. Private collection, New York. © YAMAGUCHI Akira.