Communities & Collections Series: Lecture

Asia through Art and Anthropology with Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, socio-cultural anthropologist and curator for Asia at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Admission by donation.

For the inaugural event we are happy to welcome Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, Curator of Asia at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She will speak on Asia through Art and Anthropology. In her talk, Dr. Nakamura will explore the emerging roles of artists as cultural translators by examining the experiences of contemporary artists with connections to Asia who create and show artworks that negotiate diverse cultural contexts.

Fuyubi Nakamura (D.Phil. Oxford, 2006) is a socio-cultural anthropologist. She joined the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia as its curator for Asia in 2014. She is also an associate member of the Departments of Anthropology and Asian Studies, and Centre for Japanese Research at UBC, and has taught at the Australian National University, the University of Tokyo, the University of Oxford and UBC. Her curated exhibitions include Ephemeral but Eternal Words: Traces of Asia (Canberra, 2010) and (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan through Contemporary Art (Vancouver, 2015–16). Her publications include Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) and “Memory in the debris: The 3/11 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami” in Anthropology Today (2012).

Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm