Art September, 4 2009

Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art

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Opening on September 10, 2009, Sacred Monsters examines representations of monsters, myths, and mutants in contemporary Japanese art. Eight artists are represented, each incorporating animist beliefs in their work. Like many Japanese artists, those showing in the exhibition often choose to represent animist beliefs as cultural rather than religious expressions. (via Arrested Motion).

Sacred Monsters will also include a full range of ancillary programming – from film showings to gallery talks. The exhibition takes place at the Tufts University Gallery.