The 23rd Tobunken-GJS Lecture "Earth Photography from HAMAYA Hiroshi to NAKAHIRA Takuma" was held


June 15, 2017. Professor Bert Winther-Tamaki of the University of California at Irvine gave a talk entitled "Earth Photography from HAMAYA Hiroshi to NAKAHIRA Takuma" at the Global Japan Studies Network. Prof. Winther-Tamaki's talk was chaired by Maromitsu Tsukamoto, associate professor of the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia. Professor Bert Winther-Tamaki introduced an original framework of three themes, namely “Touch”, “Move”, and “burn”, to examine through comparison the phenomenon of earth presented in ceramics, photographs, and installation art. Many of the photographs being analyzed were works of Hiroshi Hayama and Takuma Nakahira, but Prof Winther-Tamaki also introduced many other art works related to the theme. The question and answer session following the talk was very lively, and the discussion focused on the framework as well as individual works referred to in the talk.

Title: Earth Photography from HAMAYA Hiroshi to NAKAHIRA Takuma

Speaker: Bert Winther-Tamaki (Professor of School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine )

Date and time: June. 15, 2017 (Thur.), 4:00-6:00PM

Venue: First Meeting Room (3F), The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Language: English