The 2012 ed. of Before and After Superflat is now out of print

Original version available online here

A New Revised, Updated, Expanded & Annotated Edition

in Japanese & English Available 2017

 

 

List of Corrections/Amendments

 

 

Reviews

Janet Koplos in Art in America

Ashley Rawlings in Art Space Tokyo

David Cozy in Japan Times

Anon in Modern Art Asia

Scene & Herd by Sarah Thornton in Art Forum

W.David Marx in Nˇojaponisme 2012 Annual Review [scroll down]

Anon in Kinokuniya Booklog [in japanese]

Various in Goodreads.com

+

A-Z Index

of my ART-iT blogs

+

Digest of all my available writings on

Japanese contemporary art

 

 

Contents

(NEW EDITION]

 

INTRODUCTION

Superflat Cool Japan

Outline of Book

A Note on Research Methods

A Note on Cover Art

 

PART  ONE

THE TOKYO ART WORLD IN THE 1990s

Tokyo 1991-1995: Birth of the Cool

Ginza Days, Omori Nights: Birth of a Contemporary Art Scene

Art and Money: Birth of a Contemporary Art Market

When Will Makoto Aida Be Famous? Before and After Zero Japan

 

PART TWO

LITTLE BOYS AND TOKYO GIRLS

Artist in Wonderland: Takashi Murakami

The Little Prince: Yoshitomo Nara

Tokyo Girls Bravo! Kaikai Kiki and Mariko Mori and WomenÕs Art

Utsukushii Kuni: Yokoso Japan!

 

PART THREE

COMMERCE, DESIGN AND ART IN THE SUPERFLAT WORLD

The Art Entrepreneurship Theory

Yoshitomo Nara as Art Entrepreneur

The World is Flat

The Creative Surplus

 

PART FOUR

ART & THE CITY: HOW ART REPLACED GOD AT THE HEART OF NEO-TOKYO

Tower of Power: The Mori Story

Yokohama: From Global to Local

What are Contemporary Art Museums in Japan Really For?

Echigo-Tsumari and Rural Art Festivals: Rise of the Northern River

 

PART FIVE

AFTER THE GOLD RUSH: THE NEW JAPANESE ART SCENE IN THE 2000s

China Mania

The Zero Zero Generation

Makoto AidaÕs Children

Space for Our Future: Masato Nakamura

 

PART SIX

AFTER THE TSUNAMI

Superflat after 3/11

Uncool Japan: Political Art and the Return of the Showa 40 nen kai

Home for the Homeless: Toward a New Social Architecture

Chaos of Youth

 

AFTERWORD

The Future History of Japanese Contemporary Art

 

Sources and Acknowledgements

Cast of Characters / Index

 

 

 

for a look at the original edition see amazon.com 

 

BASF interview en version fran¨aise 

 

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