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“I Don’t Mind, If You Forget Me” is the rather bold title of Yoshitomo Nara’s current exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art. But Nara can easily feign indifference, knowing full well that his warped yet archetypal children will have the opposite effect on viewers. With their enlarged heads and bean-shaped eyes, they simultaneously seduce us and disturb us.

A statement on the last page of the exhibition catalog completes the title and confirms Nara’s intentions: “I don’t mind if you forget me. Because you never forget me. I never forget you.”

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