Localizing Collectivism: A Do-It-Yourself DNA in Modern & Contemporary Japan

January 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), 1890 East-West Rd. Add to Calendar

"Localizing Collectivism: A Do-It-Yourself DNA in Modern and Contemporary Art in Japan," a public lecture from art historian, Dr. Reiko Tomii

By now, it has been widely accepted that there are multiple modernisms, whose multiplicity lies in diverse historical contexts within which works that look similar in form to Western modernism come to have different significance when understood within their local circumstances.

Collectivism is one such category that demands careful consideration. It has long held a central place in the art world of modern Japan since the late 19th century, and it continues to shape not only avant-garde and contemporary practices but also the entire institutionalization of modern art in the country. The focus on “operation” (one of the two kinds of labor that constitute an artist’s labor, together with “expression”) will also help us understand the relationship of modern and contemporary art in society.

Date: January 24, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 1890 East-West Road., Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822

Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Art and Art History.

For accessibility access, please contact the Center at 956-2665 or at cjs@hawaii.edu

For visitor parking on campus, please visit, https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php

Event Sponsor
Center for Japanese Studies and Dept. of Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus

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808-956-2665, cjs@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/cjs

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