Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills. …
This series takes viewers through three different periods in Nara’s career, including his early art practice, questions narratives of “Japanese-ness” at the turn of the century, and the impact of the 2011 Great Tohoku disaster on Nara’s art. Presented by Yeewan Koon, Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Hong Kong and author of Yoshitomo Nara, the first truly authoritative monograph on the artist in more than a decade.
Tues, Jan 5 | 6–7 pm | Who is that big-headed girl?
Tues, Jan 12 | 6–7 pm | Nara, kawaii, and the “Superflat” concept
Tues, Jan 19 | 6–7 pm | No longer just a girl with a knife: Art after Fukushima
Japan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards. After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Six years later, the family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return.