Tokyo Skyline - Michael Korsch

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Public Talk:

The Tokyo Village

Presenter
Art Gallery NSW

Date
23 April 2022

Speaker
Kathryn Hunyor, Director, ArtsPeople

Credit

Michael Korsch

The Project

As part of the Art Gallery of NSW lecture series ‘Enchanting Cities’ Kathryn was invited to talk about Tokyo, Japan’s most exciting and enigmatic city.

 

When we think of Tokyo, we conjure images of flashing neon lights, cutting-edge architecture and sprawling alleys filled with noodle bars. We see intense crowds crossing massive intersections.

 

To visit, Tokyo is a megatropolis where the individual people can disappear.

 

Living there, you realise it’s a collection of small villages; communities of people who collectively shape this incredible city.

 

In this lecture Kathryn shares her stories of Tokyo through its people – both the ordinary people and the celebrated artists – who’ve inhabited and created the city, from the Edo period to now.

 

She takes us down into the fine grain of Tokyo through Japanese art, including historical works by Hiroshige and Hokusai, and contemporary artists Akira Yamaguchi, Nobumasa Takahashi and Tabaimo.

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