This event is sponsored by the Japan Studies Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies.
Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop presents
The Ticklish Object:
Akasegawa Genpei between Art, Politics and Theory
(Assistant Professor, Rutgers University)
With a Response Offered by
(PhD Student, History of Culture, University of Chicago)
May 14th (Friday)
Judd Hall 313
5835 South Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
The paper examines the emergence and articulations of the notions of objet and “action” in Japanese art circa 1960; it explores the avant-garde’s pursuit of an immediate relationship to society and politics beyond the framing effect of “art” as a discursive, institutionalized category. The works and theories of Akasegawa Genpei occupy a central place in this analysis. Based on Akasegawa’s discussion of art’s characteristic mode of “tickling” state power, the paper explores the historical and theoretical implications of the avant-garde’s attempt at an immediate relationship to politics through art.
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Faculty sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Paola Iovene
The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Ji Young Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ling Zhang (email@example.com)