A Future for Memory: A Conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri and Fumihiko Futakami

When 15 Jul 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Where Museum of Anthropology
6393 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 | 10-11:30AM (JAPAN TIME)

Online via Zoomhttps://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50tdOqorDkjGNyB-q8YO5oSyyH4yrAgrXx1

Join us for a virtual conversation with Atsunobu Katagiri, a featured artist in A Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fumihiko Futakami, Curator of the Minamisōma City Museum. The conversation (pre-recorded in Japanese, with English subtitles), facilitated by MOA Curator Fuyubi Nakamura will be followed by a live Q & A with Atsunobu Katagiri (in English). Vancouver Art Gallery’s Interim Chief Curator/Associate Director, Diana Freundl and UBC student Yuval Kehila will join the live Q & A session.

The guest speakers will discuss their personal experiences and involvement in the recovery process following the 2011 triple disaster. Katagiri will share his artistic connection to Minamisōma City in Fukushima Prefecture, and Futakami will speak about his experience of the disaster, and about working with artists who came to make art in his region, including Katatgiri and Masao Okabe, who are featured in A Future for Memoryfrom the perspective of a curator from the disaster region.

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology and the Centre for Japanese Research at UBC.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.