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Lecture: Beauty, Ephemerality, and War in Modern Japanese Art

Lecture by Kari Shepherdson-Scott, assistant professor at Macalester College, contextualizing exhibiting artist Ayomi Yoshida's work

Date: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Weitz Cinema

Contact: cchang

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Kari Shepherdson-Scott, assistant professor in the Art and Art History Department at Macalester College, will place Ayomi Yoshida's work within the broader context of modern and contemporary Japanese art, and discuss some of the major themes in the artist's current installation at the Perlman.

Shepherdson-Scott specializes in Japanese visual culture from the 19th- and 20th-century, particularly the visual expression of national identity and empire. Her current research examines how Japanese media and exhibitions during the 1930s and early 1940s presented Manchuria as a utopian space where both economic and artistic visions could flourish. Her work has been recognized by several national and international foundations such as the Fulbright Japan-United States Educational Commission, the Social Science Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. While her research focuses on modern practices, she teaches all periods of Asian art.