PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary—For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now

PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary—For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now

Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Manabu Ikeda, (b. 1973), Foretoken (detail), 2008. Pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on boards; 72 x 132 in. Collection of Sustainable Investor Co. Ltd. © Manabu Ikeda, courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery.

Day 1: Workshop on Archival Documents

Fri, Sep 12
Special Lecture 1:30-3 pm (SOLD OUT)
*Offsite at MoMA, Drawings and Prints Study Center, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC (space limited)

Workshops 3:30-5:30 pm
*Offsite now at New York University, Room 206, 31 Washington Place (Silver Center), NYC

Day 2: New Scholarship Panels & Video Art Presentations

Sat, Sept 13, panels 1:30-5:30 PM, video art presentations 7 PM
*Held at Japan Society

(, an acronym for Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group/Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai, is a group of scholars, curators and researchers interested in the study of contemporary Japanese art, founded in April 2003. Since Alexandra Munroe’s landmark exhibition Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky brought about the first wave of widespread interest in modern and contemporary Japanese art, the past few years have seen a second wave of scholarship that tackles the central themes of postwar Japanese art, ranging from Gutai to 1960s art to Mono-ha. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of PoNJA-GenKon, the panels present the latest scholarship by specialists and academics in the field of post-1945 Japanese art history, aka “Ponja,” followed by video art presentations.

Click here for more information on the Symposium programs.

Free Admission: advance registration required.
Please email name, affiliation and dates of programs you want to attend to

The program is co-organized by PoNJA-GenKon and New York University’s East Asian Studies.

Leadership support provided by Blum & Poe, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Fergus McCaffrey, and Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Special support provided by The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, The Japan Foundation, American Chai Trust, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and David Teiger.

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