Communicating Vessels The Surrealist Movement in Japan 1923-1970

Communicating Vessels The Surrealist Movement in Japan 1923-1970

Communicating Vessels The Surrealist Movement in Japan From the early subversive poetic experiments of the s avant garde to the startling thematic and aesthetic contributions of cinematic auteurs from the s Majella Munro s history and analysis of

  • Title: Communicating Vessels The Surrealist Movement in Japan 1923-1970
  • Author: Majella Munro
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  • Page: 343
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  • From the early subversive poetic experiments of the 1920s avant garde to the startling thematic and aesthetic contributions of cinematic auteurs from the 1970s, Majella Munro s history and analysis of the influence of Surrealism in Japan presents many startling, provocative and important art works Featuring the work of Hiroshi Teshigahara, Terayama Shuji, Okamoto Taro, TaFrom the early subversive poetic experiments of the 1920s avant garde to the startling thematic and aesthetic contributions of cinematic auteurs from the 1970s, Majella Munro s history and analysis of the influence of Surrealism in Japan presents many startling, provocative and important art works Featuring the work of Hiroshi Teshigahara, Terayama Shuji, Okamoto Taro, Takiguchi Shuzo, Fukuzawa Ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Yamamoto Kansuke and many others, this new publication uses the Surrealists exploration of eroticism, the subconscious, and the nature of reality to provide an incisive and thoroughly researched account of the development of modernism in Japan.The extraordinary, beautiful and at times challenging works arising from the unique collision between Surrealism and Japanese culture deserves to be better known This book introduces a number of key Japanese practitioners through a survey of important themes in Surrealism its philosophy and politics, its relationship to other art movements, its focus on sexual provocation, and its unusual longevity and continued influence as an artistic movement Encompassing painting, literature, photography, and cinema, and drawing on personal diaries and correspondence as well as printed works, this book gives unprecedented insight into the relationship between Japanese Surrealists and their international colleagues About the authorDr Munro is an art historian, journalist and Japanologist whose research focuses on censorship and cultural repression She is interested in art production under totalitarian political regimes, inter and trans national exchange within the avant garde, and the sociological study of erotic art After graduating from the University of Cambridge with first class honours, she completed her master s degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, specialising in the study of modern Japanese history this work was awarded the Ivan Morris Prize in 2009 Her publications include Understanding Shunga A Guide to Japanese Erotic Art ER Books, 2008 , and she is currently Executive Editor of Modern Art Asia.

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