The Twenty-Fifth Annual Michele Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art
Miwako Tezuka, director of the Japan Society Gallery in New York and co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon (Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group), presents "Coming of Age, Finally?: The Development of i-Culture in Japanese Art of the Last Twenty-five Years."
Her talk will trace the evolution of major contemporary Japanese artists, such as Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, and Mariko Mori, who blossomed in the international art world from the 1990s to the 2000s. In retrospect, the rise and fall of the Japanese economy in the last twenty-five years is a phenomenon of mythological scale. How did this tectonic shift in economy affect artistic productions in Japan? Her lecture will conclude by exploring the next generation of artists and artist collectives including Chim↑Pom, Kengo Kito, Paramodel, Koki Tanaka, and Three.
Brown Auditorum | Free, reservations required | Tickets: 323 857-6565 | Seating is limited | RSVP by November 26
Image: Mariko Mori (Japan, born 1967), still from Miko no Inori, 1996, artist’s videotape, purchased with funds provided by the Ralph M. Parsons Fund and the Twentieth Century Art Acquisition Fund, © Mariko Mori.