Urgent Talk 022:
Lessons from "Gutai: Splendid Playground": Situating Japanese Art Globally
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
This lecture examines the growing prominence of Japanese postwar and contemporary art on the world stage, focusing in particular on the presentation of "Gutai: Splendid Playground" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2013). This lecture will provide insight into some of the curatorial strategies that enabled Gutai to be understood as a movement relevant to global art discourses, and reflect upon a number of recent presentations of Japanese art that have participated in creating a more global discourse about Japanese art, including "Roppongi Crossing 2013: OUT OF DOUBT."
- Date & Time
- 19:00-20:30, January 7 [Tue], 2014 (Doors Open: 18:30)
- Ming Tiampo (Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada)
- Ming Tiampo
- Ming Tiampo is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She specializes in post-1945 Japanese art, and examines the cultural consequences of globalization through her interest in transnational modernism. She obtained her Ph.D. in Art History from Northwestern University in 2003 with a dissertation on Gutai and Informel. She co-curated the exhibition "Gutai: Splendid Playground" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2013).