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Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Japan Society Auditorium 
333 East 47th Street
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Japanese Art Society of America 
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JASA March 18, 2018 Annual Meeting and Lecture with Andreas Marks 


Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Aoki Chie, born 1981. BODY 09-1 "Impact," 2009. Lacquer and hemp cloth on foam polystyrene. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture

JASA ANNUAL MEETING AND LECTURE
Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture
by Dr. Andreas Marks
Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art,
Japanese and Korean Art Department Head,
Director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art

Japan Society Auditorium
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Annual Meeting of the Japanese Art Society of America precedes the lecture. Tickets are required. 

The toxic sap from the lacquer tree has been used to make objects resilient and beautiful in East Asia for several thousand years. Until the modern period, lacquer was principally used for articles for daily or ceremonial use and presentation, such as wine vessels and document cases. In the early 1950s, artists revolutionized this utilitarian tradition by creating the first sculptures made from lacquer. The subject of a new exhibition, a small but enterprising circle of artists, all born since 1959, has pushed the medium in entirely new directions by creating conceptually innovative, large-scale works that superbly exploit the natural characteristics of this medium. Andreas Marks will introduce "Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture," on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art until June 24, 2018.

Dr. Andreas Marks is the Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. He has a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master's degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn. A specialist of Japanese woodblock prints, he is the author of 14 books. His "Publishers of Japanese Prints: A Compendium," is the first comprehensive reference work in any language on Japanese print publishers. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo-e Society in Japan for his research. 

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE PRINT OUT YOUR TICKET AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE EVENT!

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: if you would like to attend please register and get your ticket by clicking the Register Now button 
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: Please contact Japan Society (212) 832-1155 for tickets.

Please contact Cheryl Gall, membership coordinator, via email:  jasa@japaneseartsoc.org or phone: 781-862-8558 with any questions.