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Into performance

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York

Publisher

Rutgers University Press, Brunswick, N.J.

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A comparative examination of Japanese women artists Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, all of whom, with the exception of Kusama, were involved in Fluxus and split their time in the 1960s between Tokyo and New York. The study begins by examining the five artists’ shared experiences as women in postwar Japan, their encounters with Happenings and Events in Tokyo, and their departures for New York. Yoshimoto devotes the remaining five chapters to an in-depth examination of each artist’s contributions to performance and intermedia art in the 1960s.

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