From Body in Action to Information in Time: Performance Art and Its 'Second Life' in 1960s Japan

30 October 2019

In 'From Body in Action to Information in Time: Performance Art and Its 'Second Life' in 1960s Japan', Reiko Tomii illuminates a fundamental difference of performative practices in 1960s Japan from Euro-American counterparts. Through an examination of artwork documentation, which she terms the “second life” of a performance work, Tomii tracks major shifts in artistic practice during this time. This will be our final Keir Lectures on Art lecture for 2019.

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Where: New Law Foyer
    University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration:http://www.powerpublications.com.au/reiko-tomii/
  • Contact: The Power Institute
    powerinstitute.events@sydney.edu.au
  • More info: www.powerpublications.com.au
  • Speaker/ Performer: Reiko Tomii is an independent art historian and curator, who investigates post-1945 Japanese art which constitutes a vital part in world art history of modernisms. Her early works include her contribution to Global Conceptualism (Queens Museum of Art, 1999), Century City(Tate Modern, 2001), and Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art (Getty Research Institute, 2007). She is co-director of PoNJA-GenKon, a listserv group of specialists interested in contemporary Japanese art. With PoNJA-GenKon, she has organized a number of symposiums and panels in collaboration with Yale University, Getty Research Institute, and other major academic institutions. Her recent publication Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan (MIT Press, 2016) received the 2017 Robert Motherwell Book Award. Based on the book, she curated Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s at Japan Society Gallery, New York in 2019.
  • Sponsored by: The Keir Foundation


From Body in Action to Information in Time: Performance Art and Its 'Second Life' in 1960s Japan

Where New Law Foyer
University of Sydney
When

30 October 2019


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