My Japan Journey podcast - episode
A Life in Art

Gennifer Weisenfeld

"I've never run out of curiosity for all of the wonderful things produced in Japan."

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Dr. Gennifer Weisenfeld received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Japanese Art History.  Her field of research is modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture.  Her work explores the impact of Japan's modern sociopolitical transformations on artistic production and practice; the cultural formations of nation and empire building; Japanese modernism; the politics of the avant-garde; the visual culture of disaster; commercial design; and the relationship between high art and popular culture. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University.


Selected Works

Gas Mask Parade: Japan’s Anxious Modernism.” Modernism/Modernity 21, no. 1 (2014): 179–99.

"Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923" Berkeley, University of California Press, 2012

"Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu" Princeton University Press, 2012

"Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-garde, 1905-1931" Berkeley, University of California Press, 2002

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