History of Art 4825
ARTS of JAPAN: From MODERNISM to MANGA
Professor Namiko Kunimoto
Students will explore the arts of Japan from 1868-present, covering a wide range of materials, including sculpture, performance art, photography, contemporary painting, and manga. We will discuss historical and social contexts, including the American
Occupation, Japan’s Cold War era, and the burst of the economic bubble in the 1990s. We will address issues such as gender and representations of the body, the cult of cuteness, and the dynamics of nationalism since 1945. The class will follow a rough chronological order while allowing the linkages between past and
present to be examined, rather than obscured.
No past experience in Japanese studies or art history required.
Class # 29090
MON & WEDS 2:20-3:40