Setsuko Migishi, Shitsunai [Interior], 1941, oil on canvas, 162.1 × 130.3 cm, Yokosuka Museum of Art
Women Artists in Japan: 19th – 21st century is a three-year research programme that seeks to highlight the artistic production and contributions of women artists in Japan within a global cultural history. The project builds on previous scholarship to continue to reveal the presence of Japanese women from the 19th century through to today, within all artistic movements and currents.
A research committee composed of specialists in contemporary art, photography, nihonga (Japanese painting), yôga (Western-style painting), and women artists accompanies the project aiming to represent the diversity of the Japanese artistic scene through the lens of gender. Contributing to the programme’s content, the committee helps identify artists to be added to AWARE’s website and authors to provide research articles.
AWARE project manager: Aska Gauthier
Director of the Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo
Researcher, art historian, art critic, former chief curator at the Prefectural Museum of Tochigi
Researcher at the Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo
Curator at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Tokyo
Deputy Director of the Artizon Museum (Bridgestone Foundation)