TAASA SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review June 2021
19 March 2021 Samurai Transformed Online Symposium (full day) The Australasian Network for Asian Art (an4aa), with the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) and the University of Melbourne, presented this conference convened by Mark Erdmann, Lecturer in Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and Russell Kelty, associate curator, Asian art, AGSA (and TAASA representative in SA).
It included six additional presenters from around the world who explored the enduring influence of the samurai in architecture, the arts and pop culture from the 12th to 21st centuries. This conference was held to celebrate the final week of the Samurai exhibition presented at AGSA, curated by Russell Kelty, and included a selection of contributors to the online publication Samurai Transformed: Warrior, culture, class, commodity made possible by a grant from the Japan Foundation, Sydney.
The symposium was divided into three sessions: Samurai in print, Transforming the world of the samurai and Modern samurai...