Provoke Between Protest and Performance

Author: Diane Dufour
Publisher: Steidl
ISBN: 9783958291003
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The short-lived Japanese magazine Provoke is recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the postwar era, uniting the country's most contentious examples of protest photography, vanguard fine art, and critical theory of the late 1960s and early 70s in only three issues overall. Provoke is accordingly treated here as a model synthesis of the complexities and overlapping uses of photography in postwar Japan. The writing and images by Provoke's members - critic Koji Taki, poet Takahiko Okada, photographers Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Daido Moriyama - were suffused with the tactics developed in some Japanese protest books which made use of innovative graphic design and provocatively "poor" materials. Recording live actions, photography in these years was also an expressive form suited to emphasize and critique the mythologies of modern life with a wide spectrum of performing artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura and Jiro Takamatsu. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition ever to be held about the magazine and its creators and focuses on its historical context. It covers the preliminary period leading to its first and the aftermath following its last issue. Provoke takes shape as a strongly interpretative explanation of currents in Japanese art and society at a moment of historical collapse and renewal.

The History of Japanese Photography

Author: Anne Tucker
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300099258
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Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this book establishes that photography began to play a vital role in Japanese culture after its introduction in the 1850s. 350 illustrations.

Dissenting Japan

Author: William Andrews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 184904919X
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Conformist, mute and malleable? Andrews tackles head-on this absurd caricature of Japanese society in his fascinating history of its militant sub-cultures, radical societies and well-established traditions of dissent Following the March 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, the media remarked with surprise on how thousands of demonstrators had flocked to the streets of Tokyo. But mass protest movements are nothing new in Japan and the post-war period experienced years of unrest and violence on both sides of the political spectrum: from demos to riots, strikes, campus occupations, faction infighting, assassinations and even international terrorism. This is the first comprehensive history in English of political radicalism and counterculture in Japan, as well as the artistic developments during this turbulent time. It chronicles the major events and movements from 1945 to the new flowering of protests and civil dissent in the wake of Fukushima. Introducing readers to often ignored aspects of Japanese society, it explores the fascinating ideologies and personalities on the Right and the Left, including the student movement, militant groups and communes. While some elements parallel developments in Europe and America, much of Japan's radical recent past (and present) is unique and offers valuable lessons for understanding the context to the new waves of anti-government protests the nation is currently witnessing.

Japan

Author: Marc Feustel
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN:
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"From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation: from a nation ravaged by the destruction of war, Japan became a rising economic power. This period of radical change generated an unprecedented creative energy which breathed new life into Japanese photography. By the mid-1950s, Japan was at a crossroads between tradition and modernization, a moment fraught with contradiction, immortalized by the most talented photographers of the time." "The 150 photographs in this collection represent a unique vision of a nation struggling to define itself. These images are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, who provide social and historical insight into this period and its photographic output. The first comprehensive review of this period in Japanese photography, Japan: A Self-Portrait offers a tribute to the nation's strength and solidarity in the face of profound upheaval and a rare chance to view the depth of its artistic talent."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan

Author: Miryam Sas
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
ISBN: 9780674053403
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In the years of rapid economic growth following the protest movements of the 1960s, artists and intellectuals in Japan searched for a means of direct impact on the whirlwind of historical and cultural transformations of their time. This book explores the theoretical and cultural implications of experimental arts in a range of media.

The Protest Box

Author: Gerry Badger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783869301310
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Martin Parr's The protest box is a box set which brings together five photobooks as facsimile reprints. Parr has selected diverse books which each deal with the subject of protest in quite different ways. From the documentation of various protest movements to the actual book being a form of protest, all these reprints are gems within the history of photographic publishing. The box set is accompanied by a booklet which includes an introduction by Martin Parr, an essay discussing the wider context of these books by Gerry Badger, and English translations of all the texts in the books.

Photoshow

Author: Alessandra Mauro
Publisher: Contrasto Due
ISBN: 9788869655456
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A history of photographynarrated through exhibitions and the theorythat has accompanied it has never been carried outyet. It would be very interesting, furthermore, to traceback the different aesthetic schools and communicationtheories that have pointed out the evolution ofthe history of photography and its public momentspar excellence: exhibitions.Installations manifest values,ideologies, politics and aesthetics.