a third gender
Excerpt from Japan Society Press Release:
“A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today."
Design: I was involved in the design process from the initial concept to the final construction detailing and documentation.
Documentation: I was involved in documenting plans, elevations, fabrication details, and casework details, for client review and construction.
Coordination: I was actively coordinating with Graphic artists throughout the design process, as well as fabricators during the exhibition’s construction.
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