FIELD Journal Highlights Socially Engaged Art in Japan

People raising wooden lighthouseThe most recent two issues of the art-criticism journal FIELD draw extensively on Socially Engaged Art in Japan, a November 2015 conference supported by the Simpson Center and organized by Justin Jesty (Asian Languages & Literatures).

FIELD, with the subtitle “A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism,” devotes its spring 2017 and fall 2017 issues to essays emerging from the UW conference, which gathered international artists, curators, and scholars to examine the worldwide surge of art crossing boundaries between art and social activism. Participants used Japan's robust activity as a lens into broader questions of art and politics. (Read more in “The Show Goes On: Examining Socially Engaged Art with a Banned Guest”) 

Jesty provides introductory essays to the spring and fall issues of FIELD, which are available online.

Congratulations, Justin!

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