TrAIN Open Lecture: Professor Hiroshi Onishi - Media Art as a Medium - Chaired by Dr Yuko Kikuchi
Professor Onishi conducts research on Japanese ideas of nature, humanity and religion and explores the ways they can be relevant to contemporary art. In this lecture Prof Onishi will discuss questions of transnationalism and scale being explored in the ‘Utsuwa (Receptacle) Utsushi (Reproduction/Copy)’ project to be organised in London and Oxford in 2018.
Hiroshi Onishi is an inter-media Artist and a Professor at the Department of Information Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design. He is also a member of ASIFA-JAPAN and MONO-sophy (monogaku) /Sense-Value Study Group.
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I was born in Tokyo and trained in Japan, the USA and UK. My on-going interest in cross-cultural dimensions of arts started with the UK-Japan cultural relations that produced an international travelling exhibition and book Ruskin in Japan 1890-1940: Nature for Art, Art for Life (1997), followed by my PhD work on the Japanese folkcrafts (Mingei) movement which led to the subsequent publication of Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory: Cultural Nationalism and Oriental Orientalism (2004).
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