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Isamu Noguchi’s 1952 Proposal for the Hiroshima Cenotaph, Lecture by Okazaki Kenjiro Sponsored by UCIRA

Isamu Noguchi’s 1952 Proposal for the Hiroshima Cenotaph
Lecture by Okazaki Kenjiro

Date: Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:00-3:20pm

Location:Humanities Gateway, Room 1010, UC Irvine

Okazaki Kenjiro (b.1955) is a Tokyo-based artist well-known for his brilliant theoretical writings, his directorship of the Yotsuya Art Studium (an art university in Tokyo), as well as his art in a wide range of media. Through the analysis of the unrealized nuclear memorial designed by Isamu Noguchi, this talk will explore the search for a universal position beyond identity that is inscribed at the origins of postwar Japanese art history.

Amy Lyford, author of Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930-1950 (University of California Press, 2013) will provide a response.

Isamu Noguchi, Hiroshima Cenotaph, 1952

This lecture is funded, in part, by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and is one event in a two-day conference: Commensurable Distinctions: Intercultural Negotiations of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture.

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