Art & Design

‘I Am a Terayama Shuji’: A symposium at the Tate Modern

23 March 2012, London

This symposium will bring together experts and collaborators to reflect on the diverse media blend created by the Japanese poet, photographer and film-maker, whose stated profession was always ‘Terayama Shuji’.

Terayama was a child of postwar devastation, occupation and subsequent economic expansion markedly different to Japan after the ‘economic bubble’. Terayama’s works range in media from radio drama, experimental television, underground (Angura) theatre and countercultural critique to Japanese New Wave and expanded cinema. His art and its radical embrace of the carnivalesque continues to entrance and provoke audiences internationally.


Contributors include Nobuko Anan, Shigeru Matsui, Henriku Morisaki, Tony Rayns, Steven C Ridgely, Hiroyuki Sasame, and Carol Fisher Sorgenfei.


ticket: £10 (£8 concessions), booking recommended

23 March 2012 10 am - 5 pm

Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG

Tel: 020 7887 8888


Tate Modern