Consuming Bodies: Sex and Contemporary Japanese Art


Consuming Bodies explores the topics of intercourse and consumerism in modern jap paintings and the way they connect to the broader historic, social and political stipulations in jap tradition. Essays by means of writers, historians, curators and artists, plus diary extracts of a intercourse employee, have interaction with various inventive practices, together with functionality, electronic media, portray, sculpture and deploy. jointly the members research the contradictions and ambivalences embedded within the jap event of modernity, and the results of commodification at the person and the kingdom state.

Sex and consumerism in paintings are inextricably associated with problems with energy, gender, category and race, and circulation past the gallery into inner most and public nation-states, the place the complicated relationships surrounding sexuality and trade are at once encountered in either the fast-changing market and within the dominant ideologies inside of eastern society.

With over one hundred fifty exciting illustrations, Consuming Bodies offers a wide-ranging standpoint on an under-researched sector of up to date eastern artwork perform and the serious concerns it uncovers.

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