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…