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MITO

Art Tower Mito

The Door Into Summer:

The Age Of Migropop

KAORU ARIMA, Untitled, 2004.

Mixed media on found newspaper. Courtesy the artist.

Art critic Midori Matsui has been at the forefront of introducing Japanese contemporary art to international audiences, but "The Door into Summer: The Age of Mieropop" at Art Tower Mito is her major debut as a curator. Co-curated by the Gallery's Tsukasa Mori, the show illustrates Matsui's concept of"Micropop" in Japanese art from the mid-1990s, which developed out of her critiques of artists such as Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito and…

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