Eiko Otake on an Artist of Rebellion and Rejection: Otake Chikuha

Saturday, November 18, 2023
6:30 – 8PM
Dance artist Eiko Otake returns to Asia Society for a performative dialogue at the intersection of movement and visual art. Eiko will reflect on the life and work of her grandfather Otake Chikuha, whose painting “Fall of the Castle” (1902) is currently on view as a part of “Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan” at the Asia Society Museum. With projections of his artwork, family photos, and writings, Eiko will share episodic knowledge about her grandfather’s life and artistry in the context of her own journey as an artist. Photographer and historian William Johnston will join Eiko onstage in reimagining Chikuha within the rapid social, cultural, and political changes that occurred during the Meiji (1868-1912) and ensuing Taisho (1912-1926) eras for today’s audiences.