Sex and Contemporary Japanese Art
Distributed for Reaktion Books
Sex and consumerism in art are inextricably linked to issues of power, gender, class and race, and move beyond the gallery into private and public realms, where the complex relationships surrounding sexuality and commerce are directly encountered in both the fast-changing marketplace and in the dominant ideologies within Japanese society.
With over 150 intriguing illustrations, Consuming Bodies provides a wide-ranging perspective on an under-researched area of contemporary Japanese art practice and the critical issues it uncovers.
Introduction: Critical Reflections - Fran Llyod
1. Sex and Consumerism in Edo Japan - Timon Screech
2. Sex and Consumerism: the Japanese State of the Arts - Nicholas Bornoff
3. Strategic Interventions in Contemporary Japanese Art - Fran Lloyd
4. 'Made in Occupied Japan' - Performance - BuBu and Yoshiko Shimada
5. Post-identity Kawaii: Commerce, Gender and Contemporary Japanese Art - Yuko Hasegawa
6. The Place of Marginal Positionality: Legacies of Japanese Anti-Modernity - Midori Matsui
7. Tokyo's Urban and Sexual Transformations: Performance Art and Digital Cultures - Stephen Barber
Afterword: Japanese Pop Culture and the Eradication of History - Yoshiko Shimada
Glossary of Japanese Terms