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[Premiere] How a ‘Scream’ of Post-War Japanese Art Pioneered Modernism

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 29, 2016

By DJ Pangburn
Originally published on VICE: Creators Project

These days, Japanese artists like Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami pull big crowds and even bigger price tags, but it wasn’t always so. Vibrant though it was, the Japanese avant-garde was relatively unknown to Western audiences for most of the 20th century. This began to change in 1996 when scholar and author Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Global Arts at the Guggenheim Museum, debuted the exhibition Scream Against the Sky, which featured work by Murakami, Lee Ufan, Cai Guo-Qiang, and others.

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This Is How Iconic Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama Was Reintroduced to the West

by Alexandra_Munroe on October 13, 2016

By Estelle Tang
Originally published on ELLE.com

Beloved of art tastemakers, the fashion world, and casual museum Instagrammers, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is now a universal figure of inspiration and intrigue.

Eyes on Fire: Reimagining Kusama from Alexandra Munroe on Vimeo.

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