History of Japanese Art Since the 1950s
The lecture will highlight significant artists and collectives including Gutai, Neo Dada, High Red Center, and Mono-ha.
Thursday, February 5
ART Auditorium, Art Building, UHM
5:45-6:20 pm, Reception
6:30-7:30 pm, Public Lecture
Director of Toshio Shimizu Art Office, TOSHIO SHIMIZU is an art critic, independent curator, and a professor at Gakushuin Women’s College in Japan. He also holds the position of art director of public art at Tokyo Midtown. In addition, Dr. Shimizu serves as a curator at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and as an artistic director at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito. His recent focus is on the cultivation of exhibitions and public art. He completed his studies at the Tokyo Metropolitan University and École du Louvre, Paris.
All events are free and open to the public. Parking fees may apply.
co-sponsored by department partner TOKYO MIDTOWN a contemporary urban development that opened in 2007 in the center of Tokyo’s Roppongi district, is a unique city within a city. This complex includes the Midtown Tower, the tallest building in Tokyo, and consists of offices, residential spaces, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, recreational facilities, gardens, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel, the Suntory Museum of Art, as well as spaces for public art, the design museum 21_21 Design Sight, the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, and more. The prestigious and much-anticipated Tokyo Midtown Awards for art and design have been held annually since 2008. A selection of these award-winning works will be presented in an exhibition at the Waikiki Parc Promenade Gallery this summer. Details will be announced soon.