Looking back on twenty years of art in Japan

Eriko Osaka is Director of the Yokohama Museum of Art, and Chairperson of the Organising Committee for the Yokohama Triennale. She writes about the dramatic changes in contemporary art in Japan since the bursting of the economic bubble in 1990 and how the conscience of Japanese contemporary artists has been stirred by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster.

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