Special Talk: Eimi Tagore “Considering National Sacrifice and Mili-tourism through Art”

A special lecture will be given by curator/researcher Eimi Tagore.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 18:00-19:30
Venue: GA Lecture Room (4F), TAKI PLAZA, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts

Presenter: Eimi Tagore (Curator/Researcher)
Moderator: Yoshitaka Mori (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Organizer: Yoshitaka Mori Lab, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Language: English

For this talk, curator and researcher Eimi Tagore will introduce two theories included in her ongoing dissertation project, “Crisis and Control: Undercurrents of Transpacific Art in Japan, Okinawa, and Hawai’i” (working title). Her ongoing project intervenes into the fields of Art History and Area Studies through the analysis and construction of a shared, transpacific cartography of resistance occurring between contemporary art practices that are critically engaged with the traces of Japanese and US imperialism and militarism throughout the Pacific.

This talk will reflect Tagore’s ongoing research and open questions during the first phase of her fieldwork in Japan as a Visiting Researcher at Tokyo University of the Arts for 2024-25.


Eimi Tagore is an independent curator and doctoral candidate of East Asian Studies at New York University. Her research focus is contemporary Transpacific art engaging with colonial history, memory, and politics. Recent curatorial projects include Un / Weaving: Haji Oh (Alison Bradley Projects, 2024), KANTEN 観展: The Limits of History (apexart, 2023), Floating Monuments: Motoyuki Shitamichi (Alison Bradley Projects, 2023), and Fierce Autonomy: Paintings by Yuki Katsura (Alison Bradley Projects, 2021). She was a 2023 Curatorial Fellow at the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation and a 2021 Wikipedia Fellow for PoNJA-GenKon and Asia Art Archive in America, where she focused on Japanese artists who have faced censorship.