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Zones of Love: Contemporary Art from Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


15 Jul 1992 to 24 Sep 1992


Atsuko Ara, Complesso Plastico, Dumb Type, Emiko Kasahara, Kaoru Hirabayashi, Kohdai Nakahara, Mitsuko Miwa, Tatsuo Miyajima, Toshikatsu Endo, Yasumasa Morimura, Yumiko Sugano


Judy Annear

About the exhibition

This major exhibition of contemporary Japanese artists came from a cultural exchange begun in the late 1980s with an exhibition of contemporary Australian artists, Edge to Edge, which toured Japanese art museums in 1988 and 1989. Judy Annear, the curator of that exhibition, was introduced to the art of many local artists during her time in Japan, and discovered a new world of cultural experience in one of Australia’s closest neighbours.

This exhibition sought to introduce the Australian public to the extraordinary diversity of art in Japan. While the primary aim of Zones of Love was to present each artist’s work on its own merits, the exhibition also reflected elements of contemporary life and thought in Japan.

Zones of Love took as its thematic focus different definitions and interpretations of love, from Toshikatsu Endo’s search for spiritual love, to the pure love of Yasumasa Morimura and the ironic love of Emiko Kasahara. The eponymous zones included Complesso Plastico’s new love for humanity, Tatsuo Miyajima’s time manipulations, Yumiko Sugano’s exploration of Buddhist and scientific thought and Kaoru Hirabayashi’s examination of language.

Tour Itinerary

Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan: 18 May – 16 June 1991
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA: 18 July – 1 September 1991
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA: 19 September – 3 November 1991
Waikako Art Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand: 12 December 1991 – 2 February 1992
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand: 27 February – 19 April 1992