Talk by artist and researcher Shimada Yoshiko on art and feminism on 28 May, 2018 at @pmqhkdesign
Artist Shimada Yoshiko is a proponent of feminist-informed art in Japan. On 28 May at PMQ, Shimada will discuss how her artworks reflect on cultural memory. For instance, her project "Made In Occupied Japan" (1998–2000) looks at military bases as sites for sex, violence, and power. Another project by Shimada named "Women in Camouflage" (2002) documents the daily lives of female soldiers in the military.
In this talk, Shimada will introduce various transnational feminist initiatives that developed in Asia since the 1990s, and explore art's social potential. Register now: https://bit.ly/2Iyfevi
Image: Shimada Yoshiko, Being a Statue of a Japanese Comfort Woman, 2012. Color photo transfer and collage. Courtesy of the artist.
Special thanks to sponsor The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and venue partner PMQ.