Asato Ikeda: A Third Gender and Edo Visual Culture
6:30 – 8PM
Think differently about sex, sexuality and gender with this opening night lecture by exhibition guest curator Asato Ikeda (Fordham University). Highlights from A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints are used to illustrate fundamental questions at the core of the exhibition, including how gender and sexuality were structured in early modern Japan, and in what ways Edo-period sexuality relates to contemporary LGBTQ+ culture. Followed by a reception. Tickets: $12/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students
Tickets can be purchased here. Asato Ikeda, the curator of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youth in Japanese Prints, is Assistant Professor of Art History at Fordham University and Research Associate at Royal Ontario Museum. She has co-edited the anthology Art and War in Japan and Its Empire: 1931-1960 (Brill, 2012), and her monograph Fashioning Fascism: Japanese Paintings during the Second World War, is forthcoming from the University of Hawaii Press in 2017.