PREVIEW: Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters

Explore Japan through the work of three influential Japanese artists who, through their bright, 80s-era posters, would attempt to sway increasingly-hostile outside perceptions of the nation through its visual culture. Opening this Saturday at the UMMA, Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters is a presentation of the vibrant designs of artists Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, and Kazumasa Nagai, a pioneering joint effort at improving Japan’s representation internationally through colorful experimentation.

The exhibition will be on display from Jan 6 – May 6 in the Jan and David Brandon Family Bridge at the UMMA on 525 S. State St. A lecture with Curator of Asian Art Natsu Oyobe will take place at the UMMA on Jan 28 from 3 – 4PM.

Presented by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies.

Tara Dorje

Tara is a sophomore who loves studying Art History and hates talking about herself in the third-person.

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