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Collectively Speaking: Art and the Culture of DiY in Japan

Yoshitomo Nara. How Did the Dog Get It?, 1992–2000. Ink and colored pencil on graph paper. H. 8 1/4 x W. 5 7/8 in. (21 x 14.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fractional and promised gift of David Teiger in honor of Agnes Gund, 2002.

Join a half-day symposium exploring the influence of DiY spirit in a variety of art forms and practices in contemporary Japan. Where authorities fail to cultivate creativity, the philosophy of DiY fills that void in leadership. Keynote by architect Shigeru Ban. Speakers include: Reiko Tomii, PoNJA-GenKon co-founder and independent scholar; Yoshitaka M??ri, Tokyo University of The Arts, and Thomas Looser, New York University.

The symposium is organized by Asia Society in association with PoNJA-GenKon (Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group), a global online network of over 150 specialists and students, working in the field of contemporary Japanese art.
This program is part of the Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture.


Event Details

Sun 14 Nov 2010
9:00am - 1:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$20 Asia Society members; $25 students/seniors; $30 nonmembers