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Aida Makoto 'Monument for Nothing' Japanese Edition

Aida Makoto 'Monument for Nothing' Japanese Edition

Graphic-Sha Publishing; Bilingual edition (1 Sept. 2007)

ISBN: 9784766118049

248 Pages

Texts: Japanese


This comprehensive catalog on Aida Makoto is published in conjunction with a retrospective organized by the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Known for his provocative paintings, which tackle social issues in Japan such as the sexual objectification of schoolgirls and violent nationalism, the artist is recognized as a preeminent figure of Japanese contemporary art. His body of work, with its internal contradictions and irrationality, covers manga, painting, video, photography, sculpture, and installation, all of which are detailed here. Informative short texts by the artist about his works appear throughout, plus in-depth critical analyzes by Kataoka Mami, David Elliott and Yamashita Yuji.

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