PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary—For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now

September 13, 2014
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Day 1: Workshop on Archival Documents

Fri, Sep 12
Special Lecture 1:30-3 pm (SOLD OUT)
*Offsite at MoMA, Drawings and Prints Study Center, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC (space limited)

Workshops 3:30-5:30 pm
*Offsite now at New York University, Room 206, 31 Washington Place (Silver Center), NYC

Day 2: New Scholarship Panels & Video Art Presentations

Sat, Sept 13, panels 1:30-5:30 PM, video art presentations 7 PM
*Held at Japan Society

(ponja-genkon.net), an acronym for Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group/Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai, is a group of scholars, curators and researchers interested in the study of contemporary Japanese art, founded in April 2003. Since Alexandra Munroe’s landmark exhibition Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky brought about the first wave of widespread interest in modern and contemporary Japanese art, the past few years have seen a second wave of scholarship that tackles the central themes of postwar Japanese art, ranging from Gutai to 1960s art to Mono-ha. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of PoNJA-GenKon, the panels present the latest scholarship by specialists and academics in the field of post-1945 Japanese art history, aka “Ponja,” followed by video art presentations.

Click here for more information on the Symposium programs.

Free Admission: advance registration required.
Please email name, affiliation and dates of programs you want to attend to [email protected].

The program is co-organized by PoNJA-GenKon and New York University’s East Asian Studies.

Leadership support provided by Blum & Poe, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Fergus McCaffrey, and Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Special support provided by The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, The Japan Foundation, American Chai Trust, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and David Teiger.

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014
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