Talking KRAZY! Japan’s Evolving Pop Culture

March 12, 2009
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Lecture past event

Left to right: Bruce Grenville, Toshiya Ueno, and Roland Kelts, photo © Matthias Ley.

What are the forces that drive the narrative and artistic sophistication of Japanese manga and anime? What accounts for their dominance in Japanese visual culture and their international popularity?

Join KRAZY! curators Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Toshiya Ueno, Professor of Sociology at Wako University, in conversation with Roland Kelts, Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and author of Japanamerica, together with moderator Joe Earle, Director of Japan Society Gallery, as they discuss the continuing evolution of visual culture in Japan.

This lecture is part of the Members’ Opening and Reception for KRAZY!


Free for Japan Society members (no registration required)
$15 for non-members (advance ticketing only)

Purchase tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2009
  • 6:30 pm