Seductive Ideas Celebrity and Gender from Ukiyo-e to Anime With Miryam Sas
San Francisco, CA 94102
Miryam Sas, Professor of Comparative Literature and Film & Media at UC Berkeley, explains why people loved and copied Edo period style and (sometimes deviant) gender arts, with examples from Edo comics, from the great "how-to" style book (The Structure of Iki [Style] by Kuki Shūzō), from experimental theater (Kara Jūrō) and Superflat art, and from recent anime that reveal the workings of celebrity and sexuality today.
Seductive Idea talks are informal, impromptu in-gallery conversations facilitated by scholars, artists, filmmakers and writers who explore ideas arising from the artwork on view in the exhibition Seduction: Japan’s Floating World.
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