International Symposium on "Hokusai in Context"

Accompanying the comprehensive retrospective exhibition on the eminent Japanese artist Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760-1849) that will take place at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, the international symposium "Hokusai in Context" will throw light upon not only important aspects of the artistic work of Hokusai, but discuss also the historical context as well as the adoption of the artist in different times and cultures. The conference will bring together prominent scholars on the art of Hokusai as well as leading experts on the art of the Edo period. Subjects of these renowned speakers promise an intense and innovative discourse on Hokusai.

Date: October 14th and 15th
Venue: Japanese-German Center Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Language: English (no interpreter)
Organizers: Japan Foundation, Japanese-German Center Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Freie Universität Berlin
Audience: Roughly 100
Program: Key-note speech: Hokusai – The Artist as Seen by his Contemporaries and Vice Versa
Session 1:
Hokusai in His Age
Session 2:
Emotional Boundaries – Visually Unbound
Session 3:
Hokusai's Reputation / Multiple Hokusai
Session 4:
Topographies of the Edo Period / Center and Periphery
Panelists include: Prof. Matthi Forrer (Leiden University)
Dr. John Carpenter (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Prof. SHIMIZU Yoshiaki (Princeton University)
Prof. INAGA Shigemi (Nichibunken, Kyôto)
Prof. NAITÔ Masato (Keiô University, Tôkyô)
Prof. Franziska Ehmcke (University of Cologne)
Dr. Ewa Machotka (Leiden University)
Dr. Noriko Brandl (University of Vienna)
Prof. Evgeny Steiner (SOAS, London)
Dr. Christine Guth (Royal College of Art, London)
Prof.Roger Keyes

For more details, please refer to the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)’s website.

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