# 001 Na + Nationalism and Art Production


Nationalism has created diverse flows along with the formation and transformation of the nation. Even in one age, the nationalism of each country can strengthen and influence each other, sometimes the same thing happens among the various forces of one society. As there is a system called modern nation, we can not hold that all nationalism is wrong. But it can be a source of the unity of "ours" and at the same time, without deepening the critical thinking about national culture and national identity, which is built as one of the foundations of the state, The lack of imagination for "them" on the other side of the ship, exclusivity, indifference is the risk of causing indifference. Besides, nationalism is not easy to look calmly in nationalism inside themselves in order to encourage our emotions and belonging sense of living in the framework of the state.

In order to tackle this problem, what kind of community is the nation, about how the "national identity" and "other people" are constructed, and what kind of subjects we are the nation and others It is necessary to think about the problem as to whether we can confront ourselves.


Essentialism, which is a form of cultural nationalism and also a tool, always regards the culture which continues to change due to various influences as if it had a decisive and unwavering trait, and the formation of tradition and national culture, I will link it to the ethnic spirit theory. On the other hand, recent Japanese culture policy has developed images such as cartoons and games that create unique subcultures such as games, and even in contemporary art, it can be seen that expressions and discourses like internalized it Yes. However, contemporary art is not a tragedy of real world shapes formed by various powers or discourse constructed, it is a critical and creative activity that draws out new reality and knowledge possibilities. If so, what is the possibility that can be disseminated by approaching various concrete problems of nationalism?

In this project, people involved in the creation of modern art and its discourse, such as artists, curators, researchers, are facing nationalism that appears not only in cultural production, politics, market economy, and discourse but also on individual subjects, It is an attempt to send by text and visual expression.



Yuki Teruya (Artist) "Beauty is Political"
Yoshitaka Mori (sociologist) "The era of brand and nationalism"
Roger McDonald (curator) "Those who dig a tunnel"
Hikaru Fujii (Artist) "String a cord to sit an angel"
Natsuko Tezuka (dancer / choreographer) "Bullets on" Affiliation "
Choi Kyung-hwa (curator) "Imaginable culture and ideal world"
Kataoka Mami (curator) "Third zone of art expression"
T. Hoshino (aesthetics / representational culture theory) "Two Bodies of the State"
Harada Shin (Artist)
Katsumori Natsuko (Artist)
Akira Fujitaka (entrepreneur) "Japanese Art to the World"
Kamiya Yukie (curator) "Nationalism and Art as seen from" Fate of Rhododendron "and" Henry Moore "
Kanako Sasaki (Artist) "Treat with Okinawa village"
Suzuki Yuya (architectural history / Russia · Soviet art history) "Is monumental architecture nationalism?"
Olivier · Clishher (art historian) "Friend of a friendly country"
Akatsuki Nagi (Artist) "From a kitchen room"
Keiko Morishita (Research Assistant) "Violence", "Peace" and "Nationalism"
Koji Mori (Artist)
Koizumi Akira (Artist) "Takama halah"
Matsubara Ki (architect / artist) "Anchor, shoes, and sleep"
Mitsuoka Toshiro (media research / museum research) "Nation, via museum, island"
Adachi (art historian) "Introduction to Gamba Lanai Nippon Culture"
Yuki Okumura (Artist)
Eiji Ina (photographer) "008 Kogen-Tenno"
Endou Mizuki (curator) "Miyagi Jun (Maejima Art Center) Interview"
Sakako Kanoko (Artist)
Iida Shihoko (curator) "Towards discussion of cultural nationalism and art production"
Atsushi Sugita (art criticism) "Art against the State"
Tanaka Isaaki (Artist) "Where are we, who are you facing and talking to?"
Kojiro Koji (poet) "No Nation, No Cry"
Yasumasa Morimura (artist) "Requiem for something (Creating theater / I as Leonard Fujita)"

ISBN: 978-4-908323-00-3
Date of issue: February 11, 2011
Form: D4 tabloid (406 × 272 mm), all 24 pages
Main unit price: 500 yen
Issued number of copies: 5000 copies

Planning / Editing: Na + Production Committee (Fumio Inoue, Yuko Ono, Natsuko Kuramada, Atsushi Sugita, Choi Kyung-hwa, Keiko Numaita, Yoko Hagiwara, Shin Harada, Emi Ema)