The Southern Barbarians Arrive: Navigating the Nanban Screens
[Gallery Lecture] December 1, 6 PM
Screen paintings depicting Europeans in Japan (nanban byōbu) have long been admired for their vivid portrayals of the brief encounter between Japan and Europe in the Age of Exploration. Explore these images from Japan’s “Christian Century” with Prof. Matthew McKelway (Columbia University), who will address questions of artistic competition and collaboration, and the thematic adjustments that underlie what these works of art say about their time and audience.
Recommended Shows (3)
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise (Second Rotation only)
Friday: 12pm-9pm (Free 6pm-9pm)
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Next event11/25/2017 11:00 AM
Connoisseurship: Maps of Early Modern Japan
[Seminar] December 2, 5 PM
The late 16th and early 17th centuries coincide with a burgeoning awareness of and interest in the expanse of the globe. It was a time when cartography flourished as a form of both scientific knowledge and artistic expression across the world. Hosted in conjunction with our friends from Arader Gallery, this seminar with Prof. D. Max Moerman (Department Chair, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College) compares early European maps of Japan with Japanese cartography of the same period. Hands-on viewing of rare example will cast light on culturally contingent ways of viewing and recording the world at the historically significant juncture highlighted in the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise.
Next event12/2/2017 5:00 PM
Architecture of Time: Enoura Observatory, Where Consciousness and Memory Originate
[Gallery Lecture] December 15, 6 PM
Join exhibition artist Hiroshi Sugimoto for this introduction to Enoura Observatory, the headquarters of his Odawara Art Foundation, which received Japan Society grants 2011 and 2014 and opened to the public this October. Over the past decade, Enoura Observatory has become a major focus of Sugimoto’s practice. The campus includes capacious gallery and astronomical observation spaces, a tearoom, and an outdoor Roman-inspired stone amphitheater with a glass stage. Sugimoto will also discuss his other recent architectural projects and their connection to his photographic practice and exhibitions, including Gates of Paradise.
Next event12/15/2017 6:00 PM