Female Artists Working in Modern Japan
Saturday, March 5, 2011
CHICAGO – Floating World Gallery (FWG) continues their free seminar series with "Breaking Light: Female Artists Working in Modern Japan" at 1925 N. Halsted Street, Saturday, March 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. In anticipation of International Women’s Day (March 8), the seminar will examine issues of identity, race, sexism as well as the significant artistic contributions women have made to modern Japanese art, including woodblock prints.
Artists addressed will include Fujio Yoshida and Keiko Minami, contemporaries of Toko Shinoda whose work is showcased in FWG’s Winter 2011 exhibition "Brush As Blade: Abstract Works by Toko Shinoda" now through April 1.
The seminar, conducted by the gallery’s Director of Exhibitions Elias Martin, will also touch on history, production techniques, connoisseurship and collecting strategies and provide participants the rare opportunity to examine original works that are often only seen in books or behind museum glass.