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b. 1965, Japan

Makoto Aida Biography

Aida’s work has won critical acclaim for its paradoxical mix of bawdy populism and sophisticated reflection in depicting the state of contemporary Japan. Domestic Japanese audiences, in particular, have shown a keen appreciation for the complexity of his vision — his mid-career retrospective “Monument for Nothing”, held at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2012, drew a record 490,000 visitors, while his most recent exhibition in Japan was held this summer at the Kirishima Open-Air Museum in Kagoshima prefecture.

Makoto Aida In Ocula Magazine

'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Ocula Feature 'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo By Annabel James, Tokyo

Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...

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Makoto Aida In Related Press

Artist Makoto Aida defiant over latest work Related Press Artist Makoto Aida defiant over latest work 30 July 2015, The Independent

A famous Japanese contemporary artist is embroiled in an angry fight with a major museum after it allegedly asked him to take down works critical of the conservative government. Makoto Aida claims the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo asked him to pull an installation in which he apparently mocks the Japanese prime minister, and that they called it...

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Makoto Aida In Video & Audio

ASIA NOW 2018 Makoto Aida (artist), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Deputy Director, Centre Pompidou) Related Video & Audio ASIA NOW 2018 Makoto Aida (artist), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Deputy Director, Centre Pompidou) 1 November 2018, ASIA NOW

Catherine David, Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Centre Pompidou, and the artist Makoto Aida discuss his installation "Ground No Plan," which advocates a fictional architectural ideological movement including the environmental improvement of slums and the natural emergence of a self-built community, while asserting that it is an...

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Aida Makato 'Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.' Related Video & Audio Aida Makato 'Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.' 15 August 2016, Video courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery

Mizuma Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of AIDA Makoto's solo exhibition Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things, on Wednesday 6th July. For this exhibition, at the milestone age of 50 years, Aida takes up the challenge of a completely new set of techniques, forms and materials that he...

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