Re-enactment as conversation: Yoshiko Shimada's 'Becoming a statue of a comfort woman'

Jen Webb, Vahri Mckenzie

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'Since Plotinus', writes Joseph Tanke (2019, p.486), 'Western art has been consecrated to beauty, and beautiful art has been understood as the achievement of good form'. But alongside this interest in beauty and form, art has been committed to politics and
perspectives, equity and rights. Consequently, and particularly since the start of the modern era, artists frequently initiate or participate in 'difficult conversations'.
Yoshiko Shimada, a contemporary artist who is wholly immersed in difficult conversations, has been tackling such issues in her public art for several decades.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDifficult Conversations
EditorsUrsula Frederick, Ashley Harrison, Tracy Ireland, Justin Magee
Place of PublicationUlster
PublisherBritish Council
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)9781915280190
ISBN (Print)9780915280183
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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