Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, 1956–1965: Japan’s Women Printmakers

When 5 Aug 2021
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Where Japan Foundation, New York
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States
The Japan Foundation, New York presents Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows. Since the Fellowship program began in 1972, there have been more than 1,000 American Fellowship recipients, who study a diverse range of research topics, from pre-modern history to pop culture and everything in between. This series will illuminate what exactly Japanese Studies can teach us, not only about Japan but about the world.

This online lecture focuses on the exhibition project Joryū Hanga Kyōkai, 1956–1965: Japan’s Women Printmakers, which recently closed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. This was the first exhibition anywhere to examine the expansive vision of Japan’s first women printmakers association, the Joryū Hanga Kyōkai. Exhibition curator Jeannie Kenmotsu, Ph.D., will discuss the careers of five of the group’s original founding members and consider why this important collective has never received the critical attention it deserves.

The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Dr. Chiaki Ajioka, a freelance Japanese art historian specializing in 20th century Japanese craft and modern prints.

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