Midori Yamamura

Midori Yamamura
CIty University of New York - Kingsborough Community College | KBCC · Art

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Midori Yamamura, Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College and Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A specialist in post-WWII Asian and Asian Diaspora art, she is the author of Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press: 2015), currently working on her second book, Japanese Contemporary Art Since 1989: Emergence of the Local in the Age of Globalization and co-editing a volume from Routledge’s series on the Cold War, The Cold War and Art in Asia. She taught art history at Fordham University, Hunter College, and Pratt Institute. Among various honors, she received fellowships form the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Terra Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.

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Publications (9)
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In 1989, Filipino artist Roberto Villanueva premiered his ephemeral artwork, Archetypes: Cordillera’s Labyrinth, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Built with a mountain tribe called the Ifugaos, this giant walk-in maze of runo reeds was the artist’s postcolonial response to the ecological despoliations that became pronounced during the Mar...
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With two atomic bomb explosions and the use of Agent Orange, Asia’s Cold War was rife with environmental destruction. The text is about Filipino artists Kidlat Tahimik and Roberto Villanueva's environmental art project, "Healing Our Planet Eart (H.O.P.E.) after the Hiroshima," which took place at the Central Park in Hiroshima in 1995. It considers...
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Japanese Color Field painter Kikuo Saito's works' analysis, interpreting the works' significance through his theater design.
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This is an eco-critical analysis of Filipino Artist Roberto Villanueva's socially engaging large-scale ephemeral installation art. The text examines postcolonial phenomenon of learning from indigenous tribes in order to make the environment more sustainable.
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The text is a critical examination of Yayoi Kusama's hagiography based on the archival research. Throughout her life, Kusama invented various biographies, however, one come across very different version of her life, when interpreting it based on the archival sources. This essay is based on the archival research, through which the text critically ex...
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Published at the occasion of Yayoi Kusama's Boijman's Museum solo exhibition, based on a new archival research at the Kusama Studio in Tokyo, the text present a new view of Kusama that is different from the one dictated by the artist.