05.04.2018, 17:30 – 18:30
Guided tour with Japanologist Dr. Andrea Hirner and exhibition curator Dr. Corinna Rösner
FACE – MASK: JAPANESE TRADITION AND THE POSTER ART OF IKKO TANAKA
In German language
 
Meeting point: information desk
Free admission to the exhibition and guided tour
Limited number of participants; registration and badge as of 30 minutes before the start at the information desk
 

What is the meaning of the faces in Ikko Tanaka’s posters? Are we reading them properly? What is a face anyway? The Japanese word for a mask in a Noh theatre play means ‘face’. The mask is intended to express the essence of the role character. Is the Japanese concept of what a ‘face’ is different from the one held in Europe? Andrea Hirner, Japanologist and historian, and exhibition curator Corinna Rösner will talk about Tanaka’s posters with faces and their background in Japanese traditional culture and aesthetics.
 

Guided tour 15.03.2018
 

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
A presentation by Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum




Ikko Tanaka: Faces. Posters. Title: Tetsuya Ohta, Tokyo. Photo: A. Laurenzo