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.