Oliver is joined by Sophie Richard, art historian, museum specialist and acclaimed writer, as we explore art museums in Japan of every variety. From her training at École du Louvre, Sophie has visited museums across the archipelago, broadening her understanding of what a museum can be and inspiring her to write a book on capturing this for the non-Japanese speaking art lover.
This week Oliver is joined by Wuon-Gean Ho, printmaker and research associate at the University of West England’s Centre for Print Research, to discuss the place of mokuhanga, or woodblock printmaking, in the global spread of traditional crafts.
This week we are joined by Dr Koto Sadamura, Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Research Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute, to discuss the place of humour in art through the works of the eccentric 19th century painter Kawanabe Kyōsai. Kyōsai’s specialty of kyōga, or “comic pictures”, have historically been overlooked when compared with his more traditional works, despite being of equal skill and cultural significance. Koto also unpicks how comic devices such as inversion of legendary figures were used to depict humorous situations which people of all classes could relate to, much like the memes of today.
This week we are joined by art historian, curator and writer David Elliott to discuss art as a means of cultural exchange. David shares with us his experience of challenging the Euro-American concept of Modern Art by exhibiting contemporary Asian, African and Latin American artists, as well as his new approach of looking at art history through trousers.
Join us on 18 November for our annual Robert Sainsbury Lecture given by Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
Following on from their Japan Water series, GroundWork Gallery is holding its second conference event centred on the theme of power, featuring our own Professor Simon Kaner on the impact of the 3/11 Fukushima disaster on heritage and archaeology.
Thursday 11 March14:00-15:00 GMTZoom Webinar Professor Asato Ikeda’s presentation will be based on her book The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2018). The book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention.Continue reading “CJS Research Webinar: The Politics of Painting – Japanese Art during the Second World War”
Webinar (External event) Friday 5 February 2021 | 18.00-19.00 JST (09:00-10:00 GMT) Book by Weds 3rd February Our Sainsbury Institute colleague Professor Toshio Watanabe, Professor for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, and Emeritus Professor of History of Art andContinue reading “The Third Force in Modern Japanese Painting: Watercolour Movement and British Art”