Public Lecture at UC Berkeley on March 9

2 02 2010

At the Institute of East Asian Studies

Institute of East Asian Studies“Lord It’s the Samurai: Socially Engaged Art and the Cultural Production of Orientalist Hysteria”

DATE:    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TIME:    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

PLACE:    IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor (Fulton/Oxford @ Kittredge: map)

FORMAT:    Lecture

SPONSORS:    Center for Japanese Studies

Event Description

Majime Sugiru serves as communications director for the Asians Art Museum, a guerrilla art collective that creates public and online ‘cultural interventions’ as a means of challenging dominant (mis)representations of Asian visual culture in the Bay Area. Their latest project integrates Japanese Studies scholarship with art in a parody of last summer’s blockbuster “Lords of the Samurai” exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

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