Asato Ikeda

Assistant Professor of Art History

Asato Ikeda Profile Image 2016Faculty Memorial Hall 440
Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-0119
Email: aikeda@fordham.edu

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Education

BA University of Victoria, 2006; MA Carlton University, 2008; PhD University of British Columbia, 2012

Specialization

Asian Art, Japanese Modern Art, War Art, Fascism, Museum

Courses Taught

ARHI 1100: Introduction to Art History
ARHI 1102: Intro to Art History: Asia
ARHI 2225 Japanese Modern Art and Contemporary Visual Culture
ARHI 2228 Japanese Woodblock Prints
ARHI 2223: Art and War in Japan and its Empire

Biography

Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she earned post-secondary degrees in Canada. Her research interests lie in modern Japanese art in particular and Asian art in general, and the topics of imperialism/colonialism, war, fascism, museums, sex, gender, and sexuality.

Her primary research is about Japanese paintings produced during the Second World War. Her scholarship, which revisits the question of Japanese fascism, will be published as a monograph Fashioning Fascism: Japanese Paintings during the Second World War from the University of Hawaii Press in 2017.  Part of her research has been published as the journal article “The Japanese Art of Fascist Modernism: Yasuda Yukihiko’s Arrival of Yoshitsune/Camp at Kisegawa (1940-41)” in Modernism/modernity (https://modernismmodernity.org/articles/japanese-art-fascist-modernism-yasuda-yukihiko’s-arrival-yoshitsunecamp-kisegawa-1940-41). She has co-edited the first English-language anthology on the topic of Japanese war art, Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960 (Leiden, Brill, 2012), which has been reviewed in major scholarly journals (Art Bulletin, impressions, and the Journal of Military History). 

She has also been active as a curator, and has been keen to engage with the public about important social and political issues through art. She was involved, as a co-curator, with the exhibition Japanese Inspiration: Early Printmaking in the Canadian Arctic (Takamado Gallery in Tokyo, the Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia, Burnaby Nikkei Center, and Carleton Art Gallery; 2011-2014), and was the curatorial lead for the exhibition Retell, Rethink, Recover (Irving K. Barber Learning Center at UBC, 2012). Most recently, Ikeda curated the exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada (May 7-November 27, 2016), which focused on the social and sexual role of male youths in Edo-period Japan. The show was highly acclaimed and received positive reviews from major newspapers including the Toronto Star (https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/05/16/at-the-rom-an-ancient-third-gender-informs-the-present.html) and Japan Times (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/07/30/commentary/japan-ready-lgbtq-revolution/#.V8BQ0xQ14UQ). 

Ikeda is embarking on a new monograph-length project which looks at the Japan-Canada exchange through arts and visual culture in the late nineteenth century and twentieth century. It will examine the trajectories of Canadian collector of Japanese art Sir Edmund Walker, photographic collections of Canadian women who lived in Japan, Japanese-Canadian artists who were interned during the Second World War, the Inuit-Japan exchange in the field of print-making, and artistic and cultural remembering of the Second World War in contemporary, multicultural Canada, where the relationship between “perpetrator” and “victim” entails layered and complex ethnic histories in the country. 

Selected Publications

Book

Fashioning Fascism: Japanese Paintings during the Second World War. Forthcoming, University of Hawaii Press, 2017.

 

Edited Volumes

Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960. Leiden: Brill, 2012. Co-edited with Ming Tiampo and Aya Louisa

Reviews of Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960

  1. Alicia Volk, The Art Bulletin 97.4 (December 2015)

  2. Catherine Bae, Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America 35 (2014) 

  3. Hal Elliott Wert, Journal of Military History (April 2014): 811-813

 

Refereed Journal Articles

“The Japanese Art of Fascist Modernism: Yasuda Yukihiko’s Arrival of Yoshitsune/Camp at Kisegawa (1940-41). Modernism/modernism: The Journal of Modernist Association Print Plus (approximately 10,000words) (https://modernismmodernity.org/articles/japanese-art-fascist-modernism-yasuda-yukihiko’s-arrival-yoshitsunecamp-kisegawa-1940-41)

“Ikeda Manabu, the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and Disaster/ Nuclear Art in Japan.” The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus. Vol. 11, Issue No. 13, No. 2, April 1, 2013.

“On Uranium Art: Artist Ken + Julia Yonetani in Conversation with Asato Ikeda.” The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus, Vol. 11, Issue 11, No. 1. March 18, 2013.

"Twentieth Century Japanese Art and the Wartime State: Reassessing the Art of Ogawara Shū and Fujita Tsuguharu," The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus, 43-2-10. October 25, 2010.

“Japan’s Haunting War Art: Contested War Memories and Art Museums,” disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 18 (2009): 5-32.

 

Journal Articles

“Fujita Tsuguharu Retrospective 2006: Resurrection of a Former Official War Painter,” Review of Japanese Culture and Society 21 (2009): 97-115.

 

Book Chapters

“Introduction,” co-authored with Ming Tiampo and Aya Louisa McDonald, Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

“Modern Girls and Militarism: Japanese-style Machine-ist Paintings, 1935-1940” The Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

 

Translations

Translated from Japanese to English. Miyazaki Hayao, “Constitutional Amendment is Out of the Question,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 36 No.1, September 8, 2014.

Translated from Japanese to English. Hirase Reita, “War and Bronze Sculpture,” Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Translated from Japanese to English. Kim Hyeshin, “The Visual Representations of War in Korea, 1937-1945,”Art and War in Japan and its Empire, 1931-1960. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Translation from Japanese to English. Yomota, Inuhiko, “Tennō Hirohito no shōzō: Sokurofu, Taiyō [The Portrait of Emperor Hirohito: Sokurov’s The Sun (2005)], Review of Japanese Culture and Society 21 (2009): 71-81.

 

Exhibition Catalogues

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youth in Japanese Prints. Co-authored with Joshua Mostow.  Toronto; Leiden: Royal Ontario Museum Press; Hotei Publisher, 2016.

 “The Transnational History of Japanese Woodblock Prints,” co-authored with Ming Tiampo, exh. cat. Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2011.

 

Book/ Exhibition Reviews

Maki Kaneko, Mirroring the Japanese Empire: The Male Figure in Yoga Painting, 1930-1950. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America. Number 37 (2016): 200-207.

Maki Fukuoka, The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012. CAA Reviews (http://www.caareviews.org/reviewers/1873)

“Exhibition Review: The Fascination of Europe: Western-style Paintings in Modern Japan,” Modern Art Asia 1 (2009).

 

Other

“War Art in Japan,” Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. London: Routledge. 2016.  (https://www.rem.routledge.com)

“Tattoos: Japan,” ROM Magazine, Spring 2016. p.4. (300 words)

“The Japanese Woodblock Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum,” Friends of East Asia: Newsletter of the Bishop White Committee, Spring 2015. 2-3.