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Seductive Ideas Celebrity and Gender from Ukiyo-e to Anime With Miryam Sas

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Seductive Ideas Celebrity and Gender from Ukiyo-e to Anime With Miryam Sas

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
February 26th, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

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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