MEDIA ARTS Lecture (Closing Activity)

Chronology of Media Art in Japan

This lecture addresses most of media artists in Japan have examined communication as a creative pattern of the relationship between media technology and human identity in the Japanese urbanism. 
Media art in Japan emerged in the late 1970s in reaction to the prevailing ideals of commercialism, the growing commodification and the innovation of media technology. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as media art in Japan have intersected with video art, computer-based art, process art, performance art, conceptual art, installation art and relational art, its artists have insisted on the inseparability of the work and its context. In this process, media art has become deeply embedded not only in expanding Japan-specific consumerism, but also the larger sub-cultures market, such like MANGA, ANIME, music, fashion and entertainment.

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