Cordoning the Child, Killing the Kawaii

March 19, 2011
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From March 14–June 30, 2011:
50% of all ticket sales will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

In recent years, Japanese contemporary art has too often confined itself to the restrictive hierarchies of the antique, the childish or the "cute." This talk by David Elliott, curator of Japan Society Gallery’s spring exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, examines the ways many young Japanese artists have confronted cultural stereotypes, digesting, recycling, and re-imagining tradition in a challenging and at times visceral exposition of contemporary experience.

$11/$7 Japan Society members, seniors & students (includes exhibition entry)

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2011
  • 12:30 pm