SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.
The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations:
Friday, April 24th, 12pm-6pm
Panel A. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 (Chair & Moderator: Yasufumi Nakamori, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
Panelists: Yasufumi Nakamori, Associate Curator of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Reiko Tomii, Independent Scholar/co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon; Franz Prichard, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Yoshiaki Kai, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University
Kunié Sugiura, Artist Presentation
Panel B. Protest and Performance (Chair & Moderator: Matthew S. Witkovsky, The Art Institute of Chicago)
Panelists: Matthew Witkovsky, Curator and Chair of Photography; Yuri Mitsuda, Curator, Shoto Museum; Walter Moser, Director of the Photography Collection of the Albertina Museum
Saturday, April 25th, 12pm-6pm
Panel C. Disaster and Vision (Chair & Moderator: Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor, Duke University)
Panelists: David Odo, Director of Student Programs and Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums; Joel Smith, Curator of Photography, Morgan Library & Museum; Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum
Naoya Hatakeyama, Photographer Presentation (Introduction: Anne Nishimura Morse and Anne E. Havinga, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Panel D. The Japanese Photobook (Moderator: David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library)
Panelists: Ryuichi Kaneko, Independent Photography Historian; Miwako Tezuka, Director of the Japan Society Gallery; Futoshi Miyagi, Independent Author
Photographer Daisuke Yokota and Musician Aki Onda, Artist Performance (Introduction: Ivan Vartanian)
The Shashin: Photography from Japan fesitival and symposium is organized by The Council for Photography from Japan along with The New York Public Library and the International Center of Photography (ICP).
The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For information on additional festival activities, including gallery exhibitions, films, publications & general announcements, please visit the main SHASHIN website.