Once in a Life: Encounters with Nara by Dominique ChanOnce in a Life: Encounters with Nara by Dominique Chan

Once in a Life: Encounters with Nara

EditorDominique Chan, Fumio Nanjo

Hardcover | July 5, 2016

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Yoshitomo Nara is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the day. His works are very accessible, so much so that at times we do not look hard enough because we feel we understand them already. But how much do we really know about his angry, yet cute looking little girls? How is it that we all feel we recognize the emotions being portrayed? What makes his art so relevant to such a wide range of viewers?

Following from Asia Society Hong Kong Center's preceding exhibition, Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara, this publication is not only a compilation of the works in the exhibition, but also an extension with the inclusion of other works and essays that present the artist and his art from his life experiences and memories. Extra thoughts into his inspirations are offered by looking at his childhood, his time in Germany, his love for music, and the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake. Like small pieces of a puzzle, they piece together little-known stories about the artist and above all his thoughts on life.

About The Author

Dominique Chan is the head of gallery and exhibition of Asia Society Hong Kong Center and responsible for the public art installations and exhibitions in the Chantal Miller Gallery. Chan has organized a diverse range of exhibitions to Hong Kong including Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art (2012), Light before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese...

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Title:Once in a Life: Encounters with NaraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pagesPublished:July 5, 2016Publisher:Hong Kong University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9881227259

ISBN - 13:9789881227256

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