Past Event

Floating Monuments: Motoyuki Shitamichi

January 23, 2023
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
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Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus, Broadway and 116th Street, Room 807

Speaker: Shitamichi Motoyuki, Photographer

Moderator: Jonathan Reynolds, Professor, Art History, Barnard College

Shitamichi Motoyuki is an artist and curator based in Kagawa Japan. Among his projects is a series of photographs of Torii gates from Shinto Shrines from throughout Japan's former empire, which he exhibits together with picture postcards dating from before and during the Asia Pacific War. A video series documents large boulders and other land forms displaced by Japan's many natural disasters. This conceptually driven work has been exhibited across Japan and at major international venues such as the Venice Biennale. Shitamichi will discuss his work.

This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and cosponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture.


To attend this event in-person, please register HERE. *Please note that non-CUID holders need to show proof of their primary series and one booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

Shitamichi's artwork is on display January 19 – March 1, 2023 at Alison Bradley Projects. More information about the exhibition is available here.

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