Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture

VMS236

Introduction to the art and visual culture of contemporary Japan concentrating on the postwar period, particularly 1980s to present. Performance art, installations, graphic and industrial design, photography, fashion, animation, and comics (manga). The transnational spread of popular culture within the Asia-Pacific region and the cross-cultural exchanges between East and West; the
relationship between high art and popular culture; the impact of economic globalization and consumerism on visual culture. One course.