2012 / Curator from New York to lecture on contemporary Japanese art, Dec. 2, 3

Mariko Mori "Miko no Inori" 1996

Mariko Mori, Miko no Inori, 1996 © 2012 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Internationally recognized curator Miwako Tezuka in New York will lecture on contemporary Japanese art on Dec 2 and 3.

Coming of Age, Finally?: The Development of i-Culture in Japanese Art of the Last Twenty-five Years

Sunday, Dec. 2,  3:30 pm

Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

This program will be held as the Twenty-Fifth Annual Michele Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is required at (323) 857-6565 by Monday, Nov. 26.


Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori

Monday, Dec.  3,  3:00 – 5:00 pm

UCLA, Dodd Hall 275

Sponsored by UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.


Miwako Tezuka

Director, Japan Society Gallery (New York)

Appointed in July 2012, Dr. Miwako Tezuka is the first Japanese director of Japan Society Gallery (New York) in the Society’s over 100-year-long history.

She is an internationally recognized curator and expert in modern and contemporary Japanese art.

Tezuka received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2005 with the dissertation titled Jikken K?b? (Experimental Workshop): Avant-Garde Experiments in Japanese Art of the 1950s.

In 2003, to connect scholars and art professionals who share the interest in contemporary Japanese art, Tezuka cofounded the global online network PoNJA-GenKon (Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group/Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai).

Prior to her appointment at Japan Society, Tezuka was Associate Curator at Asia Society in New York, where she was responsible for creating cutting-edge exhibitions of contemporary Asian and Asia American artists.