“Bye Bye Kitty!!!” at Japan Society

May 28, 2011
History of rise and fall

IKEDA Manabu - History of rise and fall - 2006 - pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on board - 200x200cm

Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art
Friday, March 18 — Sunday, June 12
Japan Society

Bye Bye Kitty!!! is a radical departure from recent Japanese exhibitions. Moving far beyond the stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Japan Society’s show features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future.