Edo Pop: Art Exhibition at MIA


The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts is featuring a show called Edo Pop “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” which begins tomorrow, the 30th and continues through January 8th, 2012. The show features 160 images from the masters including some remixes including Yoshitomo Nara’s piece above. The collection is from donors and is part of a 3000 print collection. It sounds like a lot, but other museums have tens of thousands. The curator, Matthew Welch dropped some words for (salon.com – Edopop) He explains Ukiyo-e, which is what these prints are. “There was a novelist in Japan called Asai Ryoi, and he published a book in 1661 called the “Ukiyo monogatari,” or “Tales of the Floating World.” His use of “ukiyo” in the title was a wordplay.”

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