Office Hours: Shey Rivera on Video Culture — Database Animals & Japanese Animation
10 am – 12 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
During Office Hours, artists, designers, experts, and brainiacs take the doors off of their offices and studios. Stop by for conversation or advice.
Shey Rivera will explore the cultural trauma of post-war Japan and how animation was used to reclaim national identity. A brief analysis of Hiroki Azuma’s book “Database Animals” and Takashi Murakami’s Superflat movement will shed light on how new generations are consuming data and reconfiguring narratives. —Shey Rivera
Free with museum admission.
Shey Rivera is an artist and arts manager. She is the founder of .Crudo, an independent arts and culture digital magazine focused on contemporary Latin-American art and culture. She currently works as the Director of Programming at AS220, an arts nonprofit that serves as an unjuried and uncensored home for artists in Rhode Island. Shey specializes in Japanese visual culture, gender/identity, and cyber/media theory.