The Japanese Culture Center – 日本文化会館, Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC), and Japanese Arts Foundation proudly announce a special evening exploring self-portraits in 20th century Japanese Japanese Prints.
Self-portraits have long been admired for their revelatory nature, yielding insight into both the appearance and the essence of the sitter. But in their modern guise, they frequently offer something more. In some cases, artists provide almost confessional portrayals, sharing impressions regarding their self, their mirror-reflection, and their perceived relationship in society. On a more profound and universal level, they also expose deeper truths about the human condition.