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Webinar “How Has Japan’s Contemporary Art Been Introduced Overseas?” Session #2

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STARS Related Program
Conducted in Japanese and online

The STARS exhibition showcases an archival selection from 50 Japanese contemporary art exhibitions held from the 1950s to the present, in particular, from Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific region. The STARS Archival Section displays the archives of these exhibition overview, along with their catalogues and critical reviews and more. Looking at these materials, visitors can see how these exhibitions were planned with a diversity of intentions and contexts in different eras, and how they were received by the public.

This webinar program in two sessions focuses on this Archival Section, inviting experts who have done much research and/or who have actually been involved in organizing the Japanese contemporary art exhibitions overseas to carry out a dialogue with the Museum Director, Kataoka Mami.

For the second session, we invite Tomii Reiko as our guest, a New York-based, post-WWII Japanese art historian who has investigated the topic both globally and locally. Tomii will be discussing the demand for, and shift of the Japanese contemporary art in the US, centered on the exhibitions she was involved in organizing such as Global Conceptualism (1999), Century City (2001) and Radicalism in the Wilderness (2019).

Tomii Reiko (Art Historian), Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time
10:00-11:00, Saturday, October 31, 2020
Installation view: STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World
Installation view: STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2020
Photo: Takayama Kozo
Installation view: STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World
Installation view: STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2020
Photo: Takayama Kozo

Tomii Reiko

Tomii Reiko is an independent art historian and curator who investigates post-1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts for the narration of a world art history of modernisms. Her early works include her contribution to Global Conceptualism (Queens Museum of Art, 1999) and Century City (Tate Modern, 2001). Co-director of “PoNJA-GenKon,” a listserv group of specialists interested in contemporary Japanese art established in 2003, she has organized a number of symposiums and panels in collaboration with Yale University, Getty Research Institute, UCLA, Guggenheim Museum, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Asia Society Museum, University of Southern California, New York University, and University of Chicago. Her recent publication is Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan (MIT Press, 2016), which received the 2017 Robert Motherwell Book Award and was turned into an exhibition at Japan Society in New York in 2019. She received “Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award” by the Japanese Government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2020.

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Booking Period
2020.10.9 [Fri] - 10.30 [Fri]
Online program using Zoom (video conferencing/meeting)
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