Justin Jesty

University of Washington professor Justin Jesty, who has written several exhibit catalogue texts, tonight discusses his new book, Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan (Cornell University Press).

"Jesty makes a strong argument for the agency of art in postwar Japan through a range of creative practices. His archival work combines with broad reading and interviews thanks to facility in Japanese language styles and effects. It is a cue to dare more breadth than most of us Westerners would have risked." - Doris Sommer.

Presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART & IDEAS. Tickets (free admission) and more information here.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
Seattle Art Museum, Arnold Board Room
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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