Japanese Modern Art History (London, 19-20 Jun 13)

SOAS University of London, Russell Square campus WC1H 0XG, June 19 - 20, 2013

[SOAS] International Japanese Modern Art History
(London, 19-20 Jun 13)

SOAS, University will hold an international symposium on Japanese Modern Art and its History on June 19-20, 2013. The aim is to give insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese and wider East Asian art in the 19th century. In particular, we hope to review prevailing assumptions such as the caesura between Edo and Meiji, the birth of Modern Art and the Historiography of Japanese Art as a whole, and the fragmentation of Japanese from East Asian Art in the 19th century. We will also address questions of what kind of methodology should be used to re-construct an Asian art history.

Six lead speakers will be:
Christine Guth (Royal College of Art)
Naoyuki Kinoshita (University of Tokyo)
Noriaki Kitazawa (Joshibi University of Art and Design)
Tamaki Maeda (University of Washington)
Dōshin Satō (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Bert Winther-Tamaki (University of California, Irvine).

Five other experts will talk about their research on 19th and early 20th century art, namely:
Gen Adachi
Rosina Buckland (National Museums Scotland)
Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds)
Younjung Oh (SISJAC)
Rhiannon Paget (University of Sydney).

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
09:20 - 09:50 Registration
9:50-10:00 Opening by Timon Screech
Casualties of Modern Art History: A New Look at Concepts of Modernity
Discussant: Timothy Clark (The British Museum)
10:00 – 11:15 Naoyuki Kinoshita (University of Tokyo), Nudity in Modern Japanese Art History
11:15 - 11:45 Q&A
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 12:45 Christine Guth (Royal College of Art), Hokusai, “The Great Wave,” and International Nationalism 1880s-1910s
12:45 – 13:05 Q&A
13:05-14:00 Lunch Break
Individual Paper
Chairperson: Matsuda Akira (SISJAC)
14:00-14:45 Rosina Buckland (National Museum of Scotland), Meiji zero-nendai: Japanese art history's blind spot
14:45 – 15:30 Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds), Re-thinking the 'For Whom' of 19th Century Visual Culture
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:30 Rhiannon Paget, Consummating the ideal: nanga artists' travels in China and Korea, 1912-1944
16:30-16:40 Closing

Thursday, 20 June 2013 in the Khalili Lecture Theatre

09:10 - 09:40 Registration
9:40-9:45 Opening by Timon Screech
Questioning Geo-cultural Boundaries in Modern East Asian Art History
Discussant: Timon Screech (SOAS, University of London)
09:45-11:00 Dōshin Satō (University of Tokyo of the Arts), Is it possible to talk of an Eastern Asian Art History?
11:00-11:30 Q&A
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:30 Bert Wither-Tamaki (University of California, Irvine), The Benefits of Comparability: Modern Art in India, Japan, and Mexico
12:30 – 12:50 Q&A
12:50 – 13:40 Lunch break
New Approaches, New Genres: The Changing History of Modern Japanese Applied Arts
Discussant: Rosina Buckland
13:40 – 14:55 Noriaki Kitazawa (Joshibi University of Art and Design), Art and the artistic genre: a consideration of the relationship between painting and craft
14:55-15:25 Q&A
15:25-15:40 Break
New Approaches, New Genres, and New Boundaries: The Changing History of Modern Japanese Art
Discussant: Rosina Buckland
15:40–16:25 Tamaki Maeda (University of Washington), Is Post National Art History Possible? From the Wu Liang Shrine to Hirafuku Hyakusui
16:25-16:45 Q&A
16:45-16:55 Break
Individual Paper
Chair: Eriko Tomizawa-Kay
16:55-17:35 Gen Adachi, Skulls, Bombs and Chains: representations of revolution in modern Japan
17:35-18:15 Younjung Oh (SISJAC), Marketing the Orient: Department Stores and Toyo Shumi of Imperial Japan
18:15-18:20 Closing

*Changes may be made to the programme between now and June
Admission

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Organiser: SOAS JRC in collaboration with Japan Foundation, SISJAC and JSPS

Contact email: centressoas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0)20 4893/2

Draft Programme available on line: www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/rootjrc/events/jamahs/

Admission
Free and open to the public. Booking recommend to guarantee a place.

To register visit www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/rootjrc/events/jamahs/


Reference:
CONF: Japanese Modern Art History (London, 19-20 Jun 13). In: H-ArtHist, May 20, 2013 (accessed Oct 23, 2014), <http://arthist.net/archive/5395>.

Contributor: Jane Savory

Contribution published: May 20, 2013

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