Localising Collectivism: A Do-It-Yourself DNA in Modern and Contemporary Art in Japan

Seminar/Forum

Localising Collectivism: A Do-It-Yourself DNA in Modern and Contemporary Art in Japan

William Macmahon Ball Theatre
Old Arts

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By now, it has been widely accepted that there are multiple modernisms, whose multiplicity lies in diverse historical contexts within which works that look similar in form to Western modernism come to have different significance when understood within their local circumstances. Collectivism is one such category that demands careful consideration. It has long held a central place in the art world of modern Japan since the late 19th century, and it continues to shape not only avant-garde and contemporary practices but the entire institutionalisation of modern art in the country.

Presenter

  • Dr Reiko Tomii
    Dr Reiko Tomii, Independent Art Historian and Curator