Akita University of Art Master’s first-year students Umi IWASE and Rina SAKURAI will hold a talk event “Artist Talk: Nodoka Odawara” in Studio B on the 2nd Floor of the Akita City Cultural Creation Center on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

This event featured artist Nodoka ODAWARA, whose research, writings and artwork interrogate the role of modern public sculpture. Odawara has also lectured at a number of art universities in Japan on the subjects of feminism and gender.
Odawara was by introducing her solo exhibition “Overcoming/Sculpting Modernity: Aomori Snow Country Edition” (currently being held at the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) through February 13), before moving on to a discussion of her efforts towards talkling gender discrimination and harassment in art universities and the larger art world.

Artist Profile

Nodoka Odawara
Nodoka Odawara is a sculptor, critic and publisher. She was born in Miyagi Prefecture in 1985 and currently resides in Tokyo.
Odawara received her Bachelor’s in Mixed Media Sculpture from Tama Art University, followed by a Master’s in Intermedia Art from Tokyo University of the Arts, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences. Selected recent publications include “Monuments must fall?: On the defacement of statues by BLM” (Gendai Shiso [Modern thought]. October 2020 special issue) and “Overcoming/Sculpting Modernity” (Kodansha, 2021). Selected recent exhibitions include “Aichi Triennale 2019” and “PUBLIC DEVICE: Symbolism and Permanence of Sculpture” (co-curator, Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2020).

This event will be conducted in both in-person (limit 20 persons) and online formats.
Please register through the form below to participate (form is in Japanese only).
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Date/Time:January 16 (Sun.), 2020 at 14:00-16:00
Venue: Studio B (2nd Fl), Akita City Cultural Creation Centre (Senshumeitokumachi 3-16, Akita City)
Entrance: Free of charge (pre-registration is required for both in-person and online attandence. In-person participation will be limited to the first 20 registrants. This event will be conducted in Japanese.)
Host: Akita University of Art Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts
Organizers: Umi Iwase, Rina Sakurai (Master’s Program, Akita University of Art Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)
Contact: s218006@akibi.ac.jp