Portraits of Feminism in Japan | Winter 2023 Lane Hall Exhibit Space
In the Winter 2023 term, Lane Hall will have a new exhibit. Titled Portraits of Feminism in Japan, the exhibit features original works by nine incredible contemporary artists. The involved artists are U-M students, local artists, and artists based in Japan, all of whom are nominated by members of our community.
This exhibit presents portraits of eight feminists who have shaped the landscape of women's and gender rights in Japan and beyond. The portraits and accompanying texts challenge simplistic understandings of "feminism" while also drawing attention to a diversity of experiences, needs, and activism within Japan. This exhibit will also spotlight the history of Japanese studies at the University of Michigan in conjunction with the Center for Japanese Studies' 75th anniversary celebration.
An exhibit website and syllabus related to the topics of the exhibit will be available when the show opens. A roundtable, in English and Japanese, will be held to hear more from the artists themselves.
The exhibit will run from 12 January to 12 May 2023. The exhibit space is located on the first floor of Lane Hall (204 South State Street) through the main entryway. The exhibit is open for viewing M-F 9am-4pm or by appointment. University of Michigan instructors can email LaneHallExhibits@umich.edu to request a group tour or schedule a class visit.
Portraits of Feminism in Japan is cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, IRWG, and the Department of Women's & Gender Studies.