Talking Heads #45

Melancholic Bodies

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Softcover Japanese language art magazine themed on “Melancholic Body ~ The pitiful but beautiful body’s favorite knowledge” (メランコリックな身体~痛々しくも美しきカラダの偏愛学). Each artwork presented focuses on the beauty that can be found in a deformed, mutilated, or dead body. It is not focused on grotesque aspects at all.

Artists featured/reviewed in this issue:
Misako Kobayashi (小林美佐子),  Motohiko Odani (小谷元彦), Hiroko Igeta (井桁裕子), Takato Yamamoto (山本タカト), Aran (安蘭), Kyo Nakamura (中村きょう), Gisèle Vienne (ジゼル・ヴィエンヌ), Yoichi Nebashi (根橋 洋一), Kaori Fujibayashi (藤林馨), Dan Ouellette (ダン・ウィルレット), Saori Furukawa (古川沙織), Kashima (佳嶋), Mirto Kodama (こだま美瑠兎), Kenichi Koyama (こやまけんいち), Simon Yotsuya (四谷シモン), Hans Bellmer (ベルメール), Yoshifumi Hayashi (林 良文), and many more.

Books/movies reviewed in this issue:
Poems by Paul Celan (「パウル・ツェラン詩集」), Steven Levenkron (スティーブン・レベンクロン) “Girl in the Mirror” 「鏡の中少女」,Amano Katan, Kafka (カフカ) “Metamorphosis – A Hunger Artist” 「変身・断食芸人」, The Machinist (マシニスト), Asumiko Nakamura (中村明日美子) “Double Mints” 「ダブルミンツ」, The Corpse Bride (コープスブライド), and more.

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