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Yoshiko Shimada

Japan

Grants Awarded

1998 | Visual Art | United States

to participate in the International Studio Program at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, beginning in September 1998

Events

Exhibition / Japan

From Nirvana to Catastrophe – Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’

March 3, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Curated by Yoshiko Shimada, From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his 'Commune in Imaginary Space' focuses on the period 1969 - 1973, which has been the most active years of Matsuzawa's activities. Reflecting on the exhibition Nirvana (1970), the pioneer of international exhibitions on Conceptualism in Japan, the exhibition traces the formation of Matsuzawa's thoughts and his idea of 'free commune' in a chronological order through nine document and material bodies. 

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Grantee: Yoshiko Shimada

Asian Diva: The Muse and the Monster

July 14, 2017 - October 9, 2017

This exhibition explores the transformation of Asian popular culture during the 1960s and 1970s, a time when rapid economic development had the continent under its spell. As male actors were writing this history, the lives and voices of real women were being obscured by sociopolitical smokescreens, postcolonial experiences of the Cold War, and dictatorship. Many women shared similar experiences, regardless of location, during this period of rapid urbanization and economic growth. Here, the exhibition presents a comprehensive look at their forgotten discourse through a prism of Asian diva songs and popular cultural signals documented along trajectories inked in postcolonial modernity.

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