Seductive Idea: A Kabuki Tour of the Yoshiwara
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mark Frey, director of JETAANC Kabuki Club, takes you on an intimate tour of the Yoshiwara or pleasure quarters through the lens of Kabuki theatre. Supplemented with video excerpts from popular Kabuki plays, visitors will see artworks in the exhibition come to life as the Kabuki actors, themselves celebrated denizens of the floating world, re-create the Yoshiwara's intoxicating mix of seduction, commerce and betrayal.
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. Each facilitator will present an idea that piques his or her curiosity and host a session to investigate it through two or three artworks.
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