PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary—For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now

Japan Society
Aug 28, 2014 4:40PM
Day 1: Workshop on Archival Documents

Fri, Sep 12

Special Lecture 1:30-3 pm *Offsite at MoMA, Drawings and Prints Study Center, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC (space limited)

Workshops 3:30-5:30 pm *Offsite at Department of East Asian Studies, New York University, 19 University Place, NYC

Day 2: New Scholarship Panels & Video Art Presentations

Sat, Sept 13, panels 1:30-5:30 PM, video art presentations 7 PM *Held at Japan Society 

PoNJA-GenKon (ponja-genkon.net), an acronym for Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group/Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai, is a group of scholars, curators and researchers interested in the study of contemporary Japanese art, founded in April 2003. Since Alexandra Munroe’s landmark exhibition Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky brought about the first wave of widespread interest in modern and contemporary Japanese art, the past few years have seen a second wave of scholarship that tackles the central themes of postwar Japanese art, ranging from Gutai to 1960s art to Mono-ha. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of PoNJA-GenKon, the panels present the latest scholarship by specialists and academics in the field of post-1945 Japanese art history, aka “Ponja,” followed by video art presentations. 

Click here for more information on the Symposium programs.

Free Admission: advance registration required. Please email name, affiliation and dates of programs you want to attend to [email protected].Images: Yanagi Yukinori, Seirensho, exterior view at Inujima, 2008. Photo by Reiko Tomii;  Itō Seiu, Untitled (from a series of mitate-e of Hell), color on silk, c.1951, collection of Ryōsenji, Izu, Japan © Ryōsenji;  Tanaami Keiichi, Untitled (Collage Book 2_17), c. 1971, ink, marker, magazine scrap collaged on paper © Tanaami Keiichi, courtesy of Nanzuka
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