Thursday, June 25, 2009

MA student James Jack's Recent accomplishments

MA student (Japanese Art History) James Jack is the recipient of the prestigious 2008-2010 Crown Prince Akihito Scholar 2008-2010 award. He has begun his year as a research student at Tokyo University of the Arts in the Department of Fine Art examining contemporary Japanese art with a particular focus on the group Mono-ha (Things School.)

KGMB 9 Honolulu will air the thirty minute show on Empress Michiko and Emperor Akihito on July 13th at 6:30pm. It will include selections from an interview with Jack in his studio in Ueno in the second half about Crown Prince Akihito scholars.

While in Japan, Jack is also doing some art writing for Tokyo Art Beat. Read his recent review of the touring show "Neoteny Japan. As if these activities are not enough, James is also an exhibiting artist. His artwork will be included in "Dynamo", a sub-section of the Echigo-Tsumari Triennialwhich opens in late July.

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