[CANCELLED] VIEWS OF JAPAN: A Conversation with Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Event hosted by: SVA Filmmakers Dialogue
**UPDATE 9/24/18:Â Due to circumstances beyond our control, the VIEWS OF JAPAN is cancelled.Â We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Please join us for a discussion and slideshow presentation withÂ Gloria KatzÂ andÂ WillardÂ Huyck, two renowned filmmakers (“American Graffiti,” “Indiana Jones and the TempleÂ ofÂ Doom,” “French Postcards”) who began collecting Japanese photography more than a decade ago, and whose ongoing hunt seems indeed like a Hollywood movie. A memoir about their loveÂ ofÂ Japanese photography and their experiences collecting it,Â ViewsÂ ofÂ JapanÂ makes available a selectionÂ ofÂ rare masterpieces from their extensive collection, along with a personal â€œscriptâ€ recounting how they scouted, debated, selected and ultimately acquired manyÂ ofÂ the works. This was no small undertaking considering the rarityÂ ofÂ someÂ ofÂ the images, particularly those taken before the 1970s. The result is a distinctly personal presentationÂ ofÂ oneÂ ofÂ the great private collectionsÂ ofÂ Japanese photography in the world. They will be joined by Carol Huh, associate curator of contemporary Asian art at theÂ Freer|Sackler Museums, which recently acquired modernÂ Japanese photographyÂ from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection.