日本語版はこちらLecture: 'Enjoying Shunga: The Public Reception of Japanese Erotic Art, Past and Present' by Dr. Ishigami Aki
Friday, February 6th, 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
Since its popularization in the 17th century, who published, sold, and purchased Japanese erotic art (shunga)? 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.
Free of charge
This event is followed by a screening of the film The Pornographers (1966). For those interested in dinner during the intermission between these events, sandwiches will be available for pre-order at the beginning of the lecture.