International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art productions and art currents, in juxtaposition to art expressing national/regional politics – focusing on the presence of political notions in Japanese fine arts, popular cultures such as manga and anime, and visual arts, and on the reflections/intersections between Western arts and representations of Japanese politics. The aim is to provide insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese/Far Eastern Art History in the 19th-21st centuries, as seen by contemporary scholars of both the West and East.

Date: 24 August 2017 from 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: Julian Study Centre 3.02, University of East Anglia, UK

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