Aida Makoto

Nov 25, 2012


Aida Makoto is one of the most noted contemporary artists in Japan today. Though grotesque and erotic in style, Aida’s work displays an incisive critical faculty when it comes to political and historical issues. And, while projecting modern Japanese society, he simultaneously draws heavily on traditional artworks and modes of expression. It is also true, however, that surveying Aida’s oeuvre, that very ambiguity starts to resemble a miniature version of Japanese society.

Monument For Nothing reveals the artist in all his chaotic glory. Around 100 works – including new offerings – cover the two decades since his arrival on the international art scene.

Mori Art Museum

November 17th, 2012 – March 31st, 2013
53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower