tetsuya ishida’s afflictive paintings capture japan’s ‘lost decade’ of the 1990s — designboom

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Tetsuya Ishida: Self-portrait of Other, Velázquez Palace, Retiro, Madrid — April 12-September 8, 2019

Wrightwood Gallery, Chicago — October 3-December 14, 2019

— by kieron marchese: a retrospective of japanese artist tetsuya ishida offers a glimpse into the angst-ridden reality of japan during the 1990s. currently on show at the reina sofiá museum in madrid, a retrospective of the artists work presents a formidable oeuvre, that puts a face to the desolation of a society radically altered by massive layoffs and speculation. entitled ‘self-portrait of another’, the exhibition brings together 70 of the artist’s afflictive paintings and drawings made between 1996 and 2004…

Image © Tetsuya Ishida

May 13, 2019


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