Mentor Ella Repent
INTD 101 – a few
February next, 2013
Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde
On Saturday, February 2nd, I joined the Tokyo 1955-1970: A fresh Avant-Garde exhibit held with the Museum of recent Art. Through different types of media and art, the exhibit shows the violent times and cultural development occurring in Japan. In the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Tokyo transformed by itself from the capital of a war-torn nation in an international middle, for arts, culture, and commerce, becoming home to some of the most significant art being made at the time. By the end of Ww ii, many Japanese artists began moving away from classic modes and concepts of art, even though some traditionalists still lingered. From the 1950's onward, the end of the war started to be an incentive for many avant-garde music artists to add up and create new, modern day art. Recommends of this movement were Kazuo Ohno (October 27, 1906 – Summer 1, 2010), Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), and Nagisa Oshima (March 31, 1932 – January 15, 2013).
Butoh (pronounced butō) is known as a blanket term for approaches and concepts relating to actions, dance and live performances. Butoh portrays taboo subject areas through dream-like environments and movements that depict numerous of human being emotions. Kazuo Ohno (October 27, 1906 – Summer 1, 2010) is a well known butoh artist, famous for his grotesque and ethereal performances. One of his performances, " My Mother”, is his magnum opus. Every strategic movement and slight twitch of his muscles, chemicals an image of emotions via happiness and anguish, to anxiety and jubilation.
Yukio Mishima (January 18, 1925 – November 25, 1970) was a nationalist, critic, playwright and creator that melded both classic and modern day aesthetics in the writings, which has a focus on libido and politics. His most famous novel, Confessions of a Face mask, published in 1949, released him in stardom. It's a semi-autobiographical account of a...