An introduction to ‘micropop’ | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

“DETAIL of the Sun,” by Ryoko Aoki
“DETAIL of the Sun,” by Ryoko Aoki

Artworks curated by Japanese art critic Midori Matsui will be featured in “Winter Garden: The Exploration of Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art.” The collection consists of 35 works of art by 14 young professional Japanese artists, who were active from the late 1990s to the late 2000s. The exhibit will be held until April 15 at Manila Metropolitan Museum.


The Met, according to the Japan Foundation, was specifically chosen as venue for the exhibit since it also houses local contemporary pieces.


Staying true to the exhibit’s theme, the featured works give a glimpse of how Japanese artists express and interpret life in our globalized world. In addition, the variety of media, drawing, painting and audiovisual components used in the artworks offer different perspectives. The exhibit thus provides an avenue to compare and contrast local contemporary art with Japanese “micropop” art.

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