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Events in Art and Archaeology

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
TORONTO, CANADA  •  Royal Ontario Museum  •  7 May - 27 November 2016
 

Featuring stunning woodblock prints, samurai armour, a kimono, screen paintings, lacquerwork, and illustrated books, the exhibition explores issues of gender and tells a pivotal story of sexuality in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868). A Third Gender is the first North American display on wakashu. Four hundred years ago in Japan, a complex social structure existed in which gender involved more than a person’s biological sex. Age, position in the sexual hierarchy, and appearance were also considered. Fundamental to this structure were youths termed wakashu. Neither “adult man” nor “woman”—each a separate gender—wakashu were objects of desire for both, playing distinct social and sexual roles. Constituting a third gender, they are visually represented in these Edo period woodblock prints.

The exhibition features approximately 60 woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), visually representing wakashu. Produced since the 8th century in Japan, woodblock prints, created collaboratively by a designer, engraver, printer, and publisher, became popular in the 17th century. The exhibition’s prints were created in early 18th to mid19th centuries by major ukiyo-e masters including Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, and Kitagawa Utamaro.



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Contact: Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto,
ON  M5S 2C6
Tel: (1) 416 586 80 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Grimes
Grimes
Bestival Toronto 2016
TORONTO, CANADA  •  Woodbine Park  •  11 - 12 June 2016
 
 
Line-up: The Cure, Tame Impala, The Wombats, Grimes, Swim, Deep, Tchami, The Twilight Sad, Joris Voorn, Dubfire, Art Department, Thomas Jack, Lee Foss, Tom Trago, Catz 'n' Dogz
Gaiser, Shaun Frank, hugli, Pusher, Danny L Harle, Reeps One,
4b, Malaa, Rob da Bank, Jonathan Rosa, BLAJK, Hrmxny, Elliott Vincent Jones, Daughter, Porter Robinson, ODESZA, Jamie xx
Madeon, Classixx, Maya Jane Coles, Giraffage

Contact:

Woodbine Park
Coxwell Ave. & Lakeshore Ave.
M4L 1G7 Toronto, ON
Canada





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