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Takashi Murakami’s Practice within the Context of Japanese Traditional Art and Culture. A lecture by Aynura Yusupova

Public program for the exhibition Takashi Murakami.Under the Radiation Falls
16 October 2017
19:30–21:00

DESCRIPTION

Aynura Yusupova, senior research fellow, conservator of the Eastern graphics collection at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow will explain the influence of ukiyo-e art, the painting of “eccentric” artists, and other traditional Japanese artistic movements in Takashi Murakami’s practice.

Takashi Murakami is a professional painter trained at the School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University, with specialization in nihonga, or traditional Japanese painting. Brilliant knowledge of Japanese art allows Murakami to confidently use classical themes and narratives in his own works, although not necessarily explicitly. Murakami’s longstanding collaboration with the renowned Japanese art historian, professor Tsuji Nobuo has led to the publishing of their joint project—a book about Japanese history of arts, as well as a number of exhibitions in Japan and the US. Who are Kaikai and Kiki, the key protagonists of many of the artist’s pieces? What do these characters mean in the context of Murakami’s entire practice? These and other questions will be discussed during the lecture delivered by Aynura Yusupova.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

 

Aynura Yusupova (b. 1959) is senior research fellow, conservator of the Eastern graphics collection at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. She graduated from the History and Theory Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and did an internship at Tokyo University. Yusupova has curated multiple exhibitions thematically related to Japanese art, including: Varvara Bubnova: Russian Artist in Japan. Marking the 100th Birthday Anniversary (The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, 1986); Three Centuries of Japanese Prints (The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, 1993); Representation of Children in Ukiyo-e Prints (The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, 1998); Japan of the Edo Period in Japanese Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Selected Works from the Collection of the State Museum of Oriental Art (Sergey Andriayakа Museum and Exhibition Complex, Moscow, 2001); Touch Points: Ryuseki Morimoto and Mai Miturich (The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, 2002); Samurais: Treasures of the Japanese Daimyo (The Moscow Kremlin Museums, 2008). At the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, she has curated the exhibitions Incomparable creature — this mortal world! Japanese Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries (2008); Lives of 47 Loyal Samurais in Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s (1797–1861) Engravings. From the Collection of Alexander Orlov-Kretchmer (2009) and Raku Ware: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl (2015). Yusupova, whose main research field is Japanese art of the Edo period (1603–1868), is the author of several academic publications. She is member of the Ukiyo-e International Association.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.
The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.

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