Parallel Modernism

Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan (University of California Press, 2019)

Author Chinghsin Wu discusses conceptualizing global modernism through works by the Japanese artist Koga Harue.

key themes
  • Global modernism and global contemporary art
  • Transcultural and transnational approaches
  • Gender and identity
further reading
  • Alicia Volk, In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugorō and Japanese Modern Art (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).
  • Bert Winther-Tamaki, Maximum Embodiment: Yōga, the Western Painting of Japan, 1912–1955 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2012).
  • Gennifer Weisenfeld, Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905–1931 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).
  • Erin Schoneveld, Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant- Garde. (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
Exhibitions and Collections