PANEL // Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender (from Edo Japan to the East Village)

Michael Chagnon's picture
June 3, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Fine Arts, Japanese History / Studies, Sexuality Studies

Panel Discussion

QUEER REPRESENTATIONS: Exhibiting Sexuality and Gender

Saturday, June 3, 6 PM
Japan Society, 333 East 47t Street, NYC
Tickets: $20/$18 Japan Society members, seniors & students

In conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints (closing June 11), this conversation will navigate the complexities of representating LGBTQ+ themes in exhibition contexts, with case studies spanning from Edo Japan to the East Village. With A Third Gender catalogue co-author Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia), NY-based independent curator Dan Cameron, and gender queer artist Kris Grey.  

Gallery hours extended to 9 PM this evening. Free admission to the exhibition with ticket purchase. Supported by Air Canada. Japan Society is proud to have Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art as an institutional partner of this event.

Tickets: $20/$18 Japan Society members, seniors & students



Joshua S. Mostow is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He has published extensively on gender and sexuality in Japanese culture and is presently completing a volume tentatively entitled “National Erotics: Japan, Sexuality, Identity.”

Dan Cameron is a New York-based independent curator, art writer and educatior. He was Curator of the 2016 Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador, which closed February 2017, anf featured 47 artists from 20 countries. As a writer, he has hundreds of publications to his credit, has lectured at museums and art events around the world, and has taught on the MFA faculties of Columbia University, NYU, School of Visual Arts, and as guest faculty at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; and California State University, Fullerton.

Kris Grey is a New York City based gender-queer artist whose cultural work includes performance making, curatorial projects, writing, arts administration, and studio production. Grey earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Ohio University, and currently serves as the Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. 

Contact Info: 

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017