Image: Detail of hand cut paper study of Japanese Garden created by Japanese internees in Australia during World War II by Elysha Rei

Nikkei Australia founding member Mayu Kanamori and Chair Elysha Rei will talk about their art and arts practice at Asian Art Research Now, a one day free and online event this Friday 1 December 2023, 9 am-4:40 pm (AEDT). Join the symposium using this zoom link.

Mayu’s talk is titled Photography for the Performative and Philosophical: in the case of a Nikkei Australian, and is a keynote panel. Chair Elysha will present her paper, Archiving Nikkei Australian identity in contemporary paper cutting arts practice.

Asian Art Research Now is an annual postgraduate symposium organised by Australasian Network for Asian Art (AN4AA).

‘The objective of the day-long symposium is to highlight and share the vitality and diversity of Asian art research being undertaken by current and recent postgraduate students and to foster supportive critique, feedback and conversations across institutions, as well as across the diverse geographies and temporalities of Asian art research.

‘The symposium serves as a platform for connecting with other scholars and emerging academics across Australia and New Zealand and for sharing research in progress among Asian art researchers from various backgrounds, including from MA (coursework or research) students to doctoral candidates, across the disciplines of art history, creative practice, arts management, museums and curatorship, and heritage studies.’

The Symposium Program is here.

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