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