Fri. 24 Dec, 2021

Viva Video! : The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota Online Talk Vol. 2


Shigeko Kubota and Women Artists - Past and Present

In the early 1970s, Shigeko Kubota met like-minded women artists in New York and collaborated with them. In the first half, the New York-based video artist, Mary Lucier (b. 1944), who co-organized the multi-racial women artist’s collective, White Black Red & Yellow with Kubota, will talk about early days of media art and her collaboration with Kubota and other women artists. In the latter half, Emiko Kasahara (b. 1963), an artist who has worked in both the United States and Japan and is known for sculpture with references to body and gender, and Nodoka Odawara (b. 1985), who creates sculpture as an artist as well as explores sculpture as a critic, will discuss the issues surrounding women artists and media.

1.Media Art and Women Artists in the early 1970s
Mary Lucier, in conversation with Midori Yoshimoto, Co-curator of Viva Video! exhibition

2. Revising Art History: From Objectification to Creators
Emiko Kasahara and Nodoka Odawara

3. A Roundtable Discussion
Mary Lucier, Emiko Kasahara, Nodoka Odawara, and Co-curators of Viva Video! exhibition (Mayumi Hamada, Azusa Hashimoto, Mihoko Nishikawa, and Midori Yoshimoto)

Archive of online talk related to the “Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota”
, Vol.2
Shigeko Kubota and Women Artists - Past and Present



January 23, 2022, Sun. 10:30-12:00 a.m. (JST)/ January 22, Sat. 20:30-22:00 p.m. (EST)

Participation method

Online, free, simultaneous Japanese-English / English-Japanese translation provided

To participate
You may download the Zoom application beforehand or join from your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge are recommended).
Upon a prompt, please enter your name and email address. Your personal information will not be shared. You can listen to the English or Japanese channel throughout the program. You can also ask speakers some questions through Q&A. This program will be subtitled and made available through an online archive later.

If you prefer not to download the Zoom application, you can join the online talk through your browser. Once you click the link, the message asking "Open" will appear. Choose "Cancel" and click "Join from Your Browser".

*If you join the online talk with your tablet, please use the Zoom application.


The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

Grant support

The Pola Art Foundation, The Nomura Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art