kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


On Sunday, the 26th of October, 2014, renowned artist and writer Akasegawa Genpei (赤瀬川 原平) passed away in a hospital in Tokyo. Akasegawa was the author of Hyperart: Thomasson, which Matt Fargo translated and Kaya Press published in 2010. Best known for his avant-garde art and involvement with Neo-Dadaism, he co-founded the Hi Red Center in 1963 […]


Because Kaya is a FULL SERVICE, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATORY kind of publisher, we present you with our Hyperart: Thomasson website. Hyperart: Thomasson website. In the seventies, Japanese artist Akasegawa Genpei and his buddies discovered “hyperart,” unintentional art created by the city itself. Urban objects and structures that had had a use in the past, but were […]


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