Adrian Favell

  • Teruya Yuken, Notice-Forest, 2005, paper bag, glue, 7 x 3 x 11”.
    picks May 21, 2010

    “Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?”

    In this third incarnation of the once-every-three-years exhibition of the best in Japanese contemporary art, the curators emphasize an inward focus on the national experience of decline and doubt since the early 1990s. The exhibition contains a well-coordinated selection of work by twenty artists and collectives. It flows from quiet to noise and from inner worlds to populous street life, centering on contemporary trends within Japan that bear the influence of the Kyoto-based performance art collective Dumb Type. Their dance/theater performances from the late ’80s and early ’90s, which focused