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CJS Thursday Noon Lecture Series | Modern Temple Art as “Public” Art

Yasuko Tsuchikane, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cooper Union, New York and Waseda University, Tokyo
Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
Historical Buddhist temples in twentieth and twenty-first century Japan, while often discussed in their association with traditions, can be recontextualized as socio-political and cultural spaces endowed with distinctively modern public natures. This presentation will examine the pictorial art (often paintings) created to adorn these spaces as a specific type of public art by investigating the patronage, production and reception of two groups of such paintings at Tōji (1934) and Saihōji (1969) by Dōmoto Inshō (1891-1975), a pioneer artist committed to the genre, who paved the way for this art form to achieve its current popularity in Japan.

Yasuko Tsuchikane holds a PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University and specializes in the 20th century. She teaches at The Cooper Union and at Waseda University in Tokyo. Her current research questions how various values authorize the legitimacy of art works across media in different social spaces.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to bkinzer@umich.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Art, Asia, History, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures