Feb 25, 2022

Archival Glitch • Season of special lectures and artist talks

written by Louise Rouse
in category Community, Web, Workshop

Friday, February 25, 7pm


Moderated by Hiroko Hagiwara

Yoshiko Shimada (1959, Tokyo, Japan) is a visual artist and art historian who explores the themes of cultural memory and the role of women in the Asia-Pacific War. Shimada was among several artists in the Freedom of Expression exhibition at the Aichi Triennale (2019) which was censored after extremists faxed a firebomb threat to the exhibition.  Shimada will review some important feminist practices in art from the 1970s in Japan and we will discuss the importance of learning the recent history of feminism and art. More info here

Friday, March 4, 7pm

RAM Botero, an emerging trans artist from the Philippines, uses a mythological framework to unpack the gender struggle and the colonial project in her art. She recently presented the collaborative photo project Diwata at Art Space Tetra in Fukuoka. She has conducted and participated in community-based art projects that endeavour at empowerment and intersectional social justice. Currently, she is immersing in filmmaking behind and in front of the camera. She is also a member of RESBAK, Respond and Break the Silence Against the Killings, an art collective that helps document and give justice to the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.  Ram will provide a screening of her film Pamalugu (2019) followed by an overview and discussion of her practice.
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Communicating with others: how to disclose or disguise yourself
“Girly Photos”, Wikipedia and Feminism

Saturday, March 12, 1pm

Moderated by Kelly Midori McCormick
Yurie Nagashima is an interdisciplinary artist and author who exhibits nationally and internationally. Nagashima won the prestigious Kimura Ihei Photography Award in 2001. She curated the show “Countermeasures Against Awkward Discourses : From the Perspective of Third Wave Feminism” which is ongoing at Kanazawa 21 museum until March 13, and her book 「僕ら」の「女の子写真」was recently published by Daifuku Shorin.

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Friday, March 18, 7pm

Hikaru Toda is a director/producer based in Osaka, Japan. Raised in the Netherlands, she holds a Master’s Degrees in Visual Anthropology and Performance Making from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her debut feature documentary Of Love & Law (2017) looked at Fumi and Kazu, the first law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple whose ‘misfit’ clients include Rokudenashiko, the artist who was jailed for her vulva-art. This debut won top awards at Tokyo International Film Festival (2017), Hong Kong International Film Festival (2018) and was nominated for an Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Documentary (2018). She most recently directed an episode of Netflix’s Original Documentary Series ‘My Love: 6 Stories of True Love‘ (2021) which has been nominated for an International Documentary Association award. 

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