Asato Ikeda: A Third Gender and Edo Visual Culture

Asato Ikeda: A Third Gender and Edo Visual Culture

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Isoda Koryusai ( 1735-1790), A Girl on the Shakuhachi Accompanying a Wakashu on the Ko-tsuzumi (detail), early 1770s. Color woodblock print, ROM, Sir Edmund Walker Collection, 926.18.138. Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum, © ROM.

Friday, March 10, 6:30 PM

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Think differently about sex, sexuality and gender with this opening night lecture by exhibition guest curator Asato Ikeda (Fordham University). Highlights from A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints are used to illustrate fundamental questions at the core of the exhibition, including how gender and sexuality were structured in early modern Japan, and in what ways Edo-period sexuality relates to contemporary LGBTQ+ culture. Followed by a reception.

$12/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youth in Japanese Prints, is Assistant Professor of Art History at Fordham University and Research Associate at Royal Ontario Museum. She has co-edited the anthology Art and War in Japan and Its Empire: 1931-1960 (Brill, 2012), and her monograph Fashioning Fascism: Japanese Paintings during the Second World War, is forthcoming from the University of Hawaii Press in 2017. 

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