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BOOK REVIEWS

Where was Radicalism?

Revisiting the centers and peripheries within Japan’s postwar avant-garde

(Top) THE STAKES OF EXPOSURE: ANXIOUS BODIES IN POSTWAR JAPANESE ART,

By Namiko Kunimoto, Published by the University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota, 2017.

Softcover with black-and-white illustrations, 195 pages.

(Bottom) RADICALISM IN THE WILDERNESS: INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORANEITY AND 1960s ART IN JAPAN,

By Reiko Tomii, Published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts, 2016.

Hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 221 pages.

Photo by Ryan Chiao for ArtAsiaPacific.

In the 1960s, art in Japan entered—as the critic Ichiro Haryū called it—a…

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