KOIZUMI MEIRO: TRAPPED VOICE WOULD DREAM OF SILENCE
isbn 9784773815108   GENDAIKIKAKUSHITSU
Idea Code 15415      $39.50

Meiro Koizumi is a multifaceted visual artist working in the fields of collage, drawing, photography, and video. This introspective catalogue to an eponymous exhibition at Arts Maebashi presents a diverse selection of works exploring notions of Japanese identity, wherein the artist examines the boundaries between the private and the public, a domain of specific importance to his native culture. In the process, he also addresses the innate cruelty and violence of human nature. Koizumi describes art-making as recognising one’s own subconscious violence and cruelty through a process of identifying with gazes – how one looks at others or at tragedy.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English



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