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Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka.

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[Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956]

Like Ono and Kusama, Tanaka is a consummate avant-garde. She was part of the Gutai art movement, and is sort of a pioneering figure in performance art with her 1956 work “Electric Dress.” I guess all three artists have a penchant for bizarre fashion, too.

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God, I would rock that Electric Dress so hard at a punk show.

Tanaka also liked polka dots:

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Fun fact: The works of Atsuko Tanaka are best explored while listening to Ikue Mori’s brilliant 1995 album, Hex Kitchen.

One comment on “Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

  1. TommyTopHat
    January 16, 2013

    An electric dress? My goodness, that’s pure genius. 😀

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