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Seductive Idea: A Kabuki Tour of the Yoshiwara

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Seductive Idea: A Kabuki Tour of the Yoshiwara

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
April 23rd, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
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

 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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