A sociologist’s take on Japan’s art world: ‘Cool Japan is over’

November 19th, 2012

A new book about “superflat” art in Japan has been written by sociologist Adrian Favell. He examines “cool Japan,” a methodology of spinning Japanese culture to western audiences, and its effect on the success of artists like Murakami and Nara, as well as the current movement away from superflat in Japanese art. The book is entitled “Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art 1990-2011″Read the article via The Japan Times