The Stakes of Exposure — with Namiko Kunimoto


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Taiko drumming enthusiast and specialist in modern and contemporary Japanese art Namiko Kunimoto, joins Am Johal on this installment of Below the Radar. Throughout this episode, Namiko explores Japanese imperialism, Olympic dissent, and the internment of Japanese Canadians; while drawing from the works of artists such as Takayama Akira and Shimada Yoshiko. Namiko and Am also critique the tendency for universities to be run from ivory towers that often overlook issues of poverty, racism and sexism. They speak about some successful bottom-up programs that have been beneficial for students of colour, and speak to the increased importance of these programs coming out of the pandemic. Namiko also explores how her familial history, and growing up as an Asian Canadian in rural BC and Alberta had led her to discover her passion for art history, and taiko drumming. Read the transcript of this episode: Resources: — OSU Center for Ethnic Studies: — The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art: — Intimate Archives: Japanese-Canadian family photography, 1939–1949: — Olympic Dissent: Art, Politics, and the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964 and 2020: — Transpacific Erasures: Contemporary Art, Gender, Race and the Afterlives of Japanese Imperialism, in Progress — Tsujimura Kazuko and the Body Object: — A comprehensive list of Namiko’s writings and accomplishments:

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