SAVE THE DATE: THE CONTEXT OF UKIYO-E 4-5 FEBRUARY 2023
Symposium on the occasion of the 85th Anniversary of the Society For Japanese Art
The objective of the symposium is to contextualize the visual arts of Edo Japan, in particular the world of Japanese prints. The symposium is organized in conjunction with the exhibition in the SieboldHuis in Leiden, the Netherlands: The Riddles of Ukiyo-e: Women and Men in Japanese prints 1765-1865.
Six presentations by international scholars, a collective visit to the exhibition, a dinner and a lunch, plus the screening of the Japanese movie Hokusai (2020) followed by commentary from the panelists are on the agenda.
Behind the prints which have survived and are known to us, there are endless societal processes which do not immediately find a reflection in the prints, but do influence the world of publishing and consumption of the printed materials. In the symposium we seek contributions which elucidate on the one hand the ‘deeper’ societal influences on visual culture (famines, female/male relationships economic pressures etc), and the cultural institutions which are clearly present in daily life and steer the world of prints in a direct or indirect sense
When: 4-5 February 2023
Where: Leiden, the Netherlands
More details are forthcoming and as soon as the entire program is ready, we will open the registration. Access is limited to 80 people.