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Shinkichi Tajiri: Universal Paradoxes

EditorHelen Westgeest

Hardcover | October 15, 2015

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Japanese artist Shinkichi Tajiri (1923–2009) led a life and created a body of work that are both rich in paradox. Born in America to Japanese parents, he began his career in Paris, then lived in the Netherlands for half a century. This collection presents six essays that offer various perspectives on the ways that Tajiri’s complicated, overlapping personal identities were transformed through his art into seemingly universal themes.
Helen Westgeest is assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history at Leiden University.
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Title:Shinkichi Tajiri: Universal ParadoxesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.25 × 8.33 × 0.8 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Leiden University Press AcademicLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:908728232X

ISBN - 13:9789087282325

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Table of Contents

Preface
Kris Schiermeier

Introduction
Helen Westgeest

The Fabric of Our Lives
Giotta and Ryu Tajiri

The Knot and the Warrior as Universal Paradoxes
Helen Westgeest

Image section I: Tajiri’s Warriors / Sentinels

Shinkichi Tajiri and the Paradoxes of Japanese American Identity
Greg Robinson

On Exile: Tajiri’s America
Paul M. Farber

Image section II: Tajiri’s Knots

The Berlin Wall as Metaphor
Florian Ebner

Lof van de Onaangepastheid
Herman Pleij

In Praise of Non-conformity (English summary)
Herman Pleij

Image section III: Printed Matter / Exhibitions / Castle Scheres

Appendices:
Biography of Shinkichi Tajiri
Selected solo exhibitions
Selected group exhibitions
Bibliography
Biographies of the authors

Acknowledgements and Photo Credits