Focusing on their interdisciplinary research into a wide range of art practices in Japan from 1968 to 1979, speakers in this symposium will discuss their experiments and methodologies in positioning their work from a global perspective. They will examine the emergence of new approaches to the arts during this period—often referred to as “contemporary” or “information era” and mediated by advanced technology as well as new materialism.
With Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
11:30 am–1:00 pm: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street
Private tour with bento box lunch. Tickets: $30 non-members/$25 members. Capacity limited. Required RSVP to: www.japansociety.org
2:00–3:00 pm: Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.
Silver Center, Room 208
100 Washington Square East (enter at 31/33 Washington Place)
3:15–4:15 pm: Session 1: New Ways of Seeing: Art, Photography, and Literature
With speakers Brett de Bary, professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University; Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Franz Prichard, assistant professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Reiko Tomii, independent scholar and co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon, a listserv group.
4:30–5:30 pm: Session 2: New Ways of Sensing: Technology, Sound, and Urbanism
With speakers Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan; Miki Kaneda, lecturer in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Boston University; Thomas Looser, associate professor of East Asian Studies, NYU; Jonathan M. Reynolds, professor of Art History and Architecture, Barnard College.
5:30–6:30 pm: Roundtable discussion moderated by Thomas Looser and Yasufumi Nakamori. Respondent: Pepe Karmel, associate professor of Art History, NYU.
Co-organized by NYU’s Department of East Asian Studies and Grey Art Gallery, and co-sponsored by Japan Society.