The EAI Collection: Artist Index

Artist Index


Mako Idemitsu

Japanese artist Mako Idemitsu creates domestic narratives that examine female identity within the context of the contemporary Japanese family. Echoing and subverting the popular melodramas of Japanese television, she applies a feminist critique to her fictions of the psychological "family romance." Dramatizing the strict gender roles that shape mother-child and husband-wife relationships, she explores the role of women in a patriarchal, mediated culture.