Shashin Symposium: Photography from Japan


  • New York Public Library 1060 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, 10018 United States

Registration for this event is closed.


The Shashin Symposium is endorsed by the Consulate-General of Japan in New York and the Embassy of the United States Tokyo.

DAY 1: Fri, April 24th

10:00am Doors Open

11:00am to 1:30pm
Panel A. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

Panel Chair & Moderator: Yasufumi Nakamori, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Panel matched with an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveling to the Japan Society Gallery and the Grey Art Gallery of New York University in September 2015.

Panelists:
1) Yasufumi Nakamori, Associate Curator of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
2) Reiko Tomii, Independent Scholar / co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon
3) Franz Prichard, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
4) Yoshiaki Kai, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University

Kunié SugiuraArtist Presentation

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Screening of a video sequence by Kenji Oyama, from a series of HDD videos on The Japanese Photobook.

2:30pm to 5:00pm
Panel B. Protest and Performance

Panel Chair & Moderator: Matthew S. Witkovsky, The Art Institute of Chicago
This panel matched with an exhibition at The Art Institute Chicago in 2017.

Panelists:
1) Matthew Witkovsky, Curator and Chair of Photography;
2) Yuri Mitsuda, Curator, Shoto Museum;
3) Walter Moser, Director of the Photography Collection of the Albertina Museum.

DAY 2: Sat, April 25th

10:00am Doors Open

11:00am to 1:30pm
Panel C. Disaster and Vision

Panel Chair & Moderator: Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor, Duke University
Panel matched with an exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opening in March, 2015

Panelists:
1) David Odo, Director of Student Programs and Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums
2) Joel Smith, Curator of Photography, Morgan Library & Museum
3) 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.

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Screening of a video sequence by Kenji Oyama, from a series of HDD videos on The Japanese Photobook.

2:30pm to 5:00pm
Panel D. The Japanese Photobook

Panel Moderator: David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library

Panelists:
1) Ryuichi Kaneko, Independent Photography Historian.
2) Miwako Tezuka, Director of the Japan Society Gallery
3) Futoshi Miyagi, Artist / Manager of Utrecht and The Tokyo Art Book Fair

Photographer Daisuke Yokota and Musician Aki Onda, Artist Performance 
Introduction: Ivan Vartanian