Namiko Kunimoto

Tuesday, Oct 3 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
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Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS)–Fall 2017
Tuesday, Oct 3 2017 7:00 PM Tuesday, Oct 3 2017 8:00 PM America/New_York Namiko Kunimoto OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Utilizing an anthropological approach to situate her inquiries of Post-war Japanese art within a larger socio-political framework, Dr. Kunimoto mines visual culture to explore questions of gender, urbanization, and nationalism. Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Utilizing an anthropological approach to situate her inquiries of Post-war Japanese art within a larger socio-political framework, Dr. Kunimoto mines visual culture to explore questions of gender, urbanization, and nationalism. Kunimoto’s new book The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Japanese Postwar Art (Minnesota UP, 2017), “shows how contention over Japan’s new democracy was expressed, disavowed, and reimagined through representations of the gendered body.”  She has been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and is an executive member of Japan Arts and Globalization and Vice-President of the Japanese Art History Forum. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Ohio State University.