Japan Society Gallery is delighted to invite JETAANY members to the opening reception for this thought-provoking show on Wednesday, March 16 fromÂ 6Â toÂ 9 pm. Â Admission is strictly by printed invitation only.Â If you are interested in joining us on March 16, please contact Monica toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Â Tickets will be distributed at the Meishi Exchange (March 3rd) or by mail.
Japan Societyâ€™s spring exhibitionÂ Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art has much to offer anyone with an informed interest about what is going on inÂ Japan todayâ€”not just in the world of art but throughout Japanese society. Moving far beyond the over-familiar stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture,Â Bye Bye Kitty!!! features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions ofÂ Japanâ€™s troubled present and uncertain future. Each of the three sections, â€œCritical Memory,â€ â€œThreatened Nature,â€ and â€œUnquiet Dream,â€ not only offers a feast for the senses but also demolishes our preconceptions about contemporaryÂ Japan and its art.
The first thirty guests to respond will receive invitations (admits two) Â â€“ strikingly designed by Manabu Mizuno, one ofÂ Tokyoâ€™s hottest new graphic designers.