Events Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Art as Healing in China and Japan

Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge MA 02138

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2019-01-30T18:30:00Z 2019-01-30T20:30:00Z UTC 1/30/19 Panel Discussion w/Harvard Exhbition A Conversation about the Harvard Asia Center Exhibition “Eye Eye Nose Mouth: Art, Disability, and Mental Illness in Nanjing, China, and Shiga-ken, Japan” Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138
Shaun McNiff speaks about his career in expressive therapies

Please join us for a panel conversation about the Harvard Asia Center Exhibition “Eye Eye Nose Mouth: Art, Disability, and Mental Illness in Nanjing, China and Shiga-ken, Japan”

In 1922 Hans Prinzhorn, author of the Artistry of the Mentally Ill, proposed the existence of a universal urge for expression manifested in art collected from throughout Europe. He had a significant impact on 20th century art and the development of the arts in therapy. Join us to explore current and comparative initiatives in China and Japan with:

  • Masato Yamashita, Atelier Yamanami art therapy workshop in Japan
  • Guo Haiping, Nanjing Outsider Art Studio art therapy workshop in China
  • Harvard University Exhibition Curators: Raphael Koenig (Associate Scholar, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Benny Shaffer (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology)
  • Shaun McNiff, University Professor, Lesley University
  • Moderator: Vivien Marcow Speiser, Professor, Lesley University

Please RSVP to Isabelle Olsson at iolsson@lesley.edu

Learn more about the exhibit at the Harvard Asia Center that will be discussed.

Sponsored by the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University

 

Host
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences