Nyonin Geijutsu (Women’s Arts) 1928-32:
What were they fighting for?
8 July to 12 August 2011,
Nyonin Geijutsu (Women’s Arts) was a left-wing feminist arts journal which appeared in Japan from 1928 to 1932. Many of the journal’s contributors went on to become leading writers, poets and journalists in the following decades. The journal had a distinctive visual style, which we celebrate in this exhibition
Draw back the curtains and peek at the influence of the Victorian world on modern sexuality. Trace the publication of rare and censored books. Discover how homosexual scandal and the fight for lesbian and gay rights were represented in a variety of different cultural milieus. Find out about the authors and theorists whose interest in same-sex desires contributed to our current understanding of freedom. After viewing this exhibition, you may conclude that Stonewall was the noisy grandchild of an older sexual reform.