Atelier and Collaboration in Japanese Art: History, Theory, and Practice
Thursday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
For centuries, the work of artists (painters, sculptors, lacquerers, potters) in Japan was defined by group practice through family ateliers and guilds, as well as loose associations formed around common thematic interests. Matthew McKelway, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, NYU, will sketch a brief history of Japanese artists’ guilds from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on shifting tensions between innovation and tradition, the use of written manifestoes, and the crucial role of artists’ collaboration.
Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Society and the Grey Art Gallery. For information, call 212/998-6780.