‘Interspecies erotica’ and exotic animals illustrate Japan’s history of cultural exchange at Washington gallery

//‘Interspecies erotica’ and exotic animals illustrate Japan’s history of cultural exchange at Washington gallery

‘Interspecies erotica’ and exotic animals illustrate Japan’s history of cultural exchange at Washington gallery

Some of the oldest and newest objects in “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” face off in the space just outside the exhibition entrance, at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington.Yapping silently at visitors are three of Yayoi Kusama’s brightly painted, polka-dot-festooned dogs, while nearby stands a stolid earthenware sculpture of a bridled horse with saddle, made for a burial mound in the sixth century.The dissonance between new and old, plastic and clay, pop icon and historic arte­fact…

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