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MIT Cool Japan talk 5/1

On behalf of the organizer, Prof. Hiromu Nagahara (MIT History), I’m writing to invite you to an exciting talk and discussion on May 1 (Wed.) 4:30pm at MIT, Room E51-095 (map) by Prof. William Marotti (UCLA) who will be speaking about art and politics in 1960s Japan.  Bill is the author of the new book, Money, Trains, and Guillotines:  Art and Politics in 1960s Japan (2013, Duke U Press).  

Free and open to the public, thanks to the Sahin Lecture Series at MIT.  Please circulate to friends, students, and colleagues.  I hope to see you there!  


Sahin Lecture Series at MIT

Perceiving Politics: Art, Protest, and Everyday Life in Early 1960s Japan

William Marotti, UCLA

Marotti explores politics, events, and timeliness, by examining the advent of a critical art of the everyday in Japan in the 1960s and its links to political action. Out of sync with eventful mass activism, artists sought to create eventfulness by engineering a perceptual politics against a state-promoted, depoliticizing daily life in the high growth economy.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

4:30 – 6 PM

E51-095 (map)

Corner of Amherst and Wadsworth Streets, Cambridge

Sponsored by the MIT History Faculty.

For more information contact Hiromu Nagahara at nagahara at mit dot edu

Associate Professor

Head, Foreign Languages and Literatures

MIT Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Media Studies

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