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Contributor
Andrew Maerkle

Andrew Maerkle is a writer, editor and translator. In 2020–21, he was the founding editorial director of the Bunka-cho Art Platform Japan translation project. He is translator and co-editor of Kishio
Suga. Writings, vol. 1, 1969–1979
, which is forthcoming from Skira in December. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

A lecturer of multilingual students at Tokyo University of Arts, Andrew Maerkle reflects on how translation of art criticism can be emancipatory

BY Andrew Maerkle | 01 SEP 21

A retrospective at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo struggles to convey the collective’s energy and impact 

BY Andrew Maerkle | 20 JAN 20

The closure of part of the 2019 Aichi Triennale reflects a broader climate of aggression, censorship and nationalist revisionism 

BY Andrew Maerkle | 15 AUG 19

How progressive pedagogy was eventually co-opted by the war machine in 1930s and ’40s Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 04 APR 19

Ahead of Art Fair Tokyo, here are the exhibitions not to miss in the Japanese capital

BY Andrew Maerkle | 05 MAR 19

What three shows about Japanese art from a pivotal decade tell us about the selective memory of cultural institutions

BY Andrew Maerkle | 24 JAN 19

This year's edition of the Busan Biennale, South Korea, finds eerie resonances of cold war divisions in present-day art and politics

BY Andrew Maerkle | 24 SEP 18

Japan’s growing number of art festivals tread a precarious path between state-sponsored leisure-culture and soft-power machinery

BY Andrew Maerkle | 15 AUG 17

A guide to the best current shows in the capital of Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 28 JUN 16

A city of creativity and resilience

BY Andrew Maerkle | 18 APR 16

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 10 DEC 15

Cooperation and dissent in Koki Tanaka’s precarious tasks

BY Andrew Maerkle | 21 AUG 15

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 28 MAY 15

The anarchic 1920s Tokyo art movement Mavo and the internationalism of the Japanese Avant-garde

BY Andrew Maerkle | 27 OCT 14

The Japanese artist discusses photography and the viewer as an intermediary

BY Andrew Maerkle | 13 APR 13

Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 01 APR 10

Daiwa Press Viewing Room, Hiroshima, Japan

BY Andrew Maerkle | 01 NOV 09