Thirty Years of Generation X / Generation X Rewind / Makoto Fujimura

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This is one of six pieces in “Thirty Years of Generation X,” the latest installment in the Thinking With series. Explore the other pieces here:  

Thirty Years of Generation X / GenXRountable / Andrew Tate
Thirty Years of Generation X / Isolated Little Cool Moments: the Life/Death of Irony in Generation X / Mary McCampbell
Thirty Years of Generation X / Generation Extreme / Shumon Basar
Thirty Years of Generation X / McJobs and Veal Fattening Pens: Work and Futurity in Generation X / Diletta De Cristofaro
Thirty Years of Generation X / Generation X: Deceleration and the Necessity of Narrative / Andrew Tate

Makoto Fujimura
Makoto Fujimura is a contemporary artist, writer, and speaker. Educated in the US and Japan, his work is a fusion of abstract expressionism and traditional Japanese Nihonga painting. Fujimura’s art has been featured widely in galleries around the world, including the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tokyo, the Huntington Library, and Tikotin Museum in Israel. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, he served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 1992, Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement. His books include Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture; Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering; Culture Care: Reconnecting With Beauty for Our Common Life; and the forthcoming Art & Faith: A Theology of Making.