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A presence of a constant end: contemporary art and popular culture in Japan

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Publication date2012
Host publicationThe Ends of History: Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason
EditorsAmy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols
Place of publicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages0
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-67355-6
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The paper proposes a historiography that is read through Japanese contemporary art and popular culture. It is not a historiography of Japanese history per se but posits a vantage point using Japanese art and pop culture to offer a different narrative of the ‘end of history’. Neither teleological or cyclical, what does a ‘Superflat’ history mean, and how does it help contribute to different ways of thinking about time and modernity that is neither Eastern or Western in categorical description.