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Las Barcas 2
Contributors: Haruka Hama, Mayumo Inoue (images 6-7), Ryohei Masuda, Chihiro Minato, Kaori Nakasone (3-6), Satoko Nema, Kiwako Ogata, Yumiko Okada, Tetsu Oyakawa, Kiyoko Sakata, Ikuo Shinjo, Ryudai Takano, Chikako Yamashiro, Yutaka Yoshida; Editors: Haruka Hama, Mayumo Inoue, Kaori Nakasone, Satoko Nema, Yumiko Okada, Tetsu Oyakawa, Kiyoko Sakata, Ikuo Shinjo, Atsushi Sunagawa, Chikako Yamashiro

108pg, 21 x 25cm, b/w offset, color cover, staple bound, edition of 500
Okinawa, Japan: Las Barcas, 2012

"Las Barcas is a loose collective of younger artists, photographers, and critical and creative writers whose works create new conditions of possibility for arts and thoughts in and about Okinawa, Japan, and the world. Critically eschewing paternalist and essentialist constructions of culture and gender, Las Barcas publishes new types of visual images, dialogues, and ideas that question the current schema of politics and arts in Okinawa, Japan, and the world at large. Edited and published by its editorial collective based in Naha, Okinawa, Las Barcas aims to explore different ways of visualizing and conceptualizing the body, the landscape, and collectivity in contemporary conditions.

Our first issue, published in June 2011, features photography and artwork by Satoko Nema, Chikako Yamashiro, Kaori Nakasone, Yu Shiraki, and Gozo Yoshimasu and contains a dialogue between art curator Yumiko Okada and performance artist Takao Kawaguchi. It also includes critical essays on translation and transnationality by Naoki Sakai, on abstract painter Adaniya Masayoshi by Mayumo Inoue, and on ethics of sexuality by Ikuo Shinjo.

The second issue was published in December 2012 and features photography and artwork by Kiyoko Sakata, Chikako Yamashiro, Kaori Nakasone, Satoko Nema, Ryudai Takano, Ryohei Masuda, and Chihiro Minato. It also includes a dialogue on photography, shadow, and politics between Ryudai Takano, a photographer and recipient of the Kimura Award, and Ikuo Shinjo. Critical essays by Mayumo Inoue, Yutaka Yoshida, Kiwako Ogata, and Tetsu Oyakawa and an epistolary dialogue between curator Yumiko Okada and film festival programmer Haruka Hama are also collected therein." - The Publisher

Contributed by Kaori Nakasone & Mayumo Inoue.