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Anime, Manga and Japanese Culture at the Brooklyn Museum

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    [This has been forwarded with the permission of the list owner] Please join the Brooklyn Museum in kicking off the first of a series of Japanese-related events
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 25, 2008
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      [This has been forwarded with the permission of the list owner]

      Please join the Brooklyn Museum in kicking off the first of a series
      of Japanese-related events this spring.

      In honor of the opening of two shows of Japanese art, the Target First
      Saturday party on April 5, 2008, has a theme of "Japanimated! Arts and
      Cultures of Japan."

      This free event includes many exciting programs, including a Cosplay
      photo contest, in which visitors come in costume as their favorite
      anime or manga characters and have their photos by Museum staff. The
      visitor with the best costume will be awarded an exhibition catalogue.

      Other events include Japanese anime films, a poetry reading, guided
      tours, and great dance party featuring Japan's top hip-hop DJ, Muro.
      DJ Muro, also known as King of Diggin, will be spinning his signature
      blend of hip-hop, funk, and soul, keeping the dance party grooving
      until 11 pm. For more information on DJ Muro, please visit

      These are just a few of the events that will be taking place on April
      5. For a more complete list, please visit:

      I am also excited to invite you to attend "Love and Pop: Contemporary
      Visual Cultures in Japan and Beyond" on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from
      12 – 5:30 p.m. The symposium explores the connections between Japanese
      and American visual cultures and features presentation by graduate
      students from a variety of disciplines.

      At 12noon Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop
      Culture Has Invaded the US will deliver the keynote address.

      At 1 p.m. Katy Siegel, Associate Professor of Art History at Hunter
      College, CUNY and a contributing editor to Artforum, will moderate the
      panel "Consuming Desire: Superflat, Otaku, Kawaii and the Grotesque."

      At 3:30 p.m. Aiko Nakagawa, street artist and a founding member of the
      international artist collective Faile, will moderate the panel,
      "Visual Release: Gender, Art, Representation and Exchange."

      The day will also feature guided gallery tours. Love and Pop is free
      with Museum admission.

      Thank you very much, and we hope to see you at these events! Please
      spread the word to your friends and colleagues. These are just the
      first of a series of events highlighting Japanese art and culture. If
      you would like to receive more information about these events, a PDF
      flier with more information about the "Love and Pop" symposium, or to
      be put on the Brooklyn Museum's events mailing list, please contact me
      at eleanor.whitney@....

      All the best,

      Eleanor Whitney

      Academic Programs Coordinator
      Brooklyn Museum
      200 Eastern Parkway
      Brooklyn, NY 11238


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