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Itô Mika: The Imaginal Moulting of the Striptease

Bruno Fernandes
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Itô Mika : la mue imaginale du striptease

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Bruno Fernandes is a freelance researcher acclaimed for his interesting works about 20th century Japanese counter-cultures. As such, he was one of the seven 2015 recipients of the grant awarded annually by the National Centre for Plastic Arts (CNAP) for research in art theory and criticism. In partnership with the CNAP, the journal Critique d’art offers one of these recipients a chance to present his or her work by publishing an article in these columns. This will heighten the recipient’s visibility while at the same time helping to provide publicity for policies supporting art theory and criticism in France. The following thus enjoyed this assistance from the CNAP in 2015: Erik Bullot, who works around film and his double, where ventriloquy, chit-chat and performance all meet; Emma Dusong, who is interested in the links between song and contemporary art in the American scene; Meriam Korichi, who is involved with philosophy after art; Cédric Vincent, who is exploring the archives of the First World Festival of Black Arts; Judith Ickowicz, who is editing an anthology of legal writings dealing with the history and theory of design—a continuation of her comprehensive works on the law after the de-materialization of the artwork; and Remi Parcollet, who is undertaking extensive research into the authors of exhibition views in Europe and the United States from 1960 to 2000 (cf. Critique d’art, no 46).

Bruno Fernandes, for his part, has set his heart on studying, somewhere between the mercantile domain and the (im)pulsive domain, the use and territoriality values of the spectacularized nude in Japan during the period of late Shôwa growth (1945-1989). In this way, Bruno Fernandes is extending his work on the transgressive activist Japanese group of the 1960s, Zero Jigen, which was published in 2013 by Les Presses du réel. Here, he outlines the writing of a history of striptease and its erotology in modern Japan.

Alexis Vaillant

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Ce document sera publié en ligne en texte intégral en novembre 2017.

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Itô Mika and the butôka Ishii Mitsutaka, Dokkiri zen.ei buyô: Itô Mika « Oo-jô no monogatari » [Shocking avant-garde dance, Histoire de Mlle Ô by the Bizarre Ballet ru...

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Bruno Fernandes, « Itô Mika: The Imaginal Moulting of the Striptease », Critique d’art [En ligne], 47 | Automne / Hiver 2016, mis en ligne le 30 novembre 2017, consulté le 23 octobre 2017. URL : ; DOI : 10.4000/critiquedart.23198

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