Dr. Ishigami Aki | Enjoying Shunga: The Public Reception of Japanese Erotic Art, Past and Present
Friday Feb 06 05:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Part of programming for Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art
Who published, sold, and purchased Japanese erotic art (shunga) since its popularization in the 17th century? To what extent has the government attempted to censor and otherwise suppress sexually explicit imagery since that time, and what effect has the genre had upon modern and contemporary art throughout the world? Dr. Ishigami Aki, co-curator of the British Museum’s 2013 blockbuster exhibition Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art, uncovers intriguing information about the development and legacy of this genre.
Sandwiches will be available for purchase following the lecture, prior to the screening of The Pornographers at 7:30pm.