Late Hokusai: thought, technique, society

Friday 26 May 2017, 13.30 - 16.30
Saturday 27 May 2017, 13.30 - 17.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£18, Members/concessions £12

The symposium will explore three key aspects of the late work and life of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). What was Hokusai saying in his art? How did he use different media to convey his vision to the world? Who was he working and communicating with? Leading scholars will provide brief provocations, followed by responses from a small panel, before throwing open the debate to the audience.Refreshments will be provided on the afternoon of both days.

Symposium sessions will be punctuated by a public lecture, Hokusai and the art of defying old age, which requires a separate ticket.

Friday 26 May
13.30–14.30 Introduction
15.00–16.30 Session 1: Thought

Saturday 27 May
13.30–14.30 Session 2: Technique
15.00–16.30 Session 3: Society
16.30–17.00 Concluding remarks

Please note that the ticket is valid for both days of the symposium.


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Late Hokusai: thought, technique, society

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2017

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