Guest Lecture: Japanese Contemporary Art from the Kansai

From the “Gutai” group of the 1950s in Osaka, to the new wave of painting and installation styles called “Kansai New Wave” in the 1980s, and finally, the art scene of today—guest speaker Yuka Uematsu will present a survey of the Japanese contemporary art developments of Kansai, the southern-central region of Japan’s main island Honshu and the second most populated area in Japan after Greater Tokyo. Artists covered will include Morimura Yasumasa, Miwa Yanagi, Kohei Nawa, Teppei Kaneuji, Yuki Kimura, Tomoko Yoneda, and younger artists. A parallel project of Singapore Biennale 2016.