Japanese pop & modern culture has become a global subculture and manga and anime continue to gain ever more audience and popularity. The cult known as “Cool Japan” reaches audiences worldwide and Japanese Pop Art has become customary in the art world. Nowhere in the world is popular culture more influential than in Japan and it’s become one of Japan’s biggest exports. Entertainment through lively, fun and witty images, combined with the perfected art of transmitting mass culture, Japanese popular and modern philosophy also offer a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, consumerism, art and culture.
The artist exhibition in ART JAPAN, Pop & modern has contributed to the establishment of Japanese culture. Appropriating and reinterpreting traditional mediums or themes, the art works presented are an example of the beauty and sensibility you can find in modern Japanese art today. Ranging from fantasy depictions and delicate innocent figures to seductive representations and intense images. We are taken into a colorful and playful “Cool Japan”.
Venue: New Glasgow Society (1307 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TL?UK )
2-10 Oct 2018, 10am-4pm
Opening Night: 4 Oct 6pm-9pm
Part of sales will be donated to the Glasgow Disability Alliance.
Venue: Coburg House (15 Coburg St, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET UK)
13 & 14 Oct, 11am-4pm
Opening Night: 12 Oct 2018 6pm-9pm