New from Yale University Press –
In recent decades Japanese art has achieved immense popularity in the West while being little understood. Critics have focused on the superficiality and infantilism they find prevalent in much of the work, while many Westerners are familiar with the country’s artistic side solely through manga and anime. Bye Bye Kitty!!! offers a more incisive and wide-ranging view of the contemporary Japanese art scene, depicted through the works of fifteen artists, ranging in age from twenty-seven to forty-five and working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video.
The book is written by internationally renowned curator David Elliot, with contribution by Tetsuya Ozaki.
An exhibition related to the publication is on view now through June 13, 2011 at the Japan Society.
Full cover and images from the exhibition after the jump.