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Resident Fellow Seminar: Maki Kaneko
March 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Resident Humanities Fellows Seminar: Maki Kaneko
Lunch provided: RSVP REQUIRED a week in advance.
Maki Kaneko, Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities Research Fellow, will present on a book project investigating the art of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (1920-2012), a Japanese-American artist who was homeless for a large portion of his life. He gained significant public attention in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks for his works on themes of the internment of Japanese-Americans and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Through the visual analysis of his surviving works as well as investigation into their reverberations in both U.S. and Japanese societies, this study will present Mirikitani’s artwork as a counter to the nationalist mode of remembrance of such historical events as early 20th-century migration, U.S-Japan imperialism, and atrocities that occurred during the Asia-Pacific War (1937-45).