Great Mother Part 1: Harumi

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  • Great Mother Part 1: Harumi

  • Artist: Mako Idemitsu
  • Year: 1983
  • Duration: 13:00
  • Country: Japan
  • The artist uses narrative and secondary imagery (the in-view monitor) to suggest the dichotomies between idealised and normal relationships of mothers and daughters in Japanese culture. Young Harumi rebels against her mother s order to go to school, while on a monitor in the room, kimonoed women sit serenely together; traditional society and modern society are juxtaposed, and the images emphasize the divisions and conflicts between the two.

  • Accession #: 1162b
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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