Be Alive!

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Be Alive!

The current exhibition at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art encourages us to 'live in the moment' and to fight against the horrors that surround us in daily life. It appears to be a theme well chosen for Japan, spring 2011, though it has actually been open since the beginning of the year.

On display are works by a host of artists, local and foreign, taken from the museum's collection. Look out for Yoshimoto Nara's 'Eve of Destruction', a typically cute Japanese portrait that takes on a monstrous air when coupled with its title (are those anime eyes really kawaii, or just plain kowai?), and drop by the 'Japanese Kitchen' video installation (pictured above), the debut piece by internationally acclaimed creator, Tabaimo.

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