Essays / エッセイ
The Lost Art of Resistance
ANPO: Art X War uses a treasure trove of excavated art to depict widespread and organized resistance to the American military presence in Japan that proliferated in the 1950s, and culminated in the 1960 “ANPO struggle,” a national democratic uprising against the extension of the United States–Japan Security Treaty (ANPO is the treaty’s Japanese shorthand).
Things Left Behind: Ishiuchi Miyako
The film Things Left Behind begins in darkness. At the sound of a woman’s deliberate exhale, the darkness fades, revealing an X-ray image riddled with chalky veins.