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Osamu James Nakagawa, “Find a Fable, Tell a Tale”, The Hold Steady

This week on Artworks, WFIU’s Yaël Ksander speaks with Associate Professor of Fine Arts Osamu James Nakagawa who was recently named a Guggenheim Fellowl. She’ll talk with him about his latest project, capturing images of the “suicide cliff” in Okinawa Japan.

Also on the program, WFIU’s Adam Schwartz explores an installation at the Mather’s Museum of World Culture which showcases the art of storytelling. And we’ll hear a group labeled “America’s best bar band” since the release of their debut album in 2004.

Stories On This Episode

Focus on a Tragic Landscape: Guggenheim Fellow Osamu James Nakagawa

An associate professor of photography in Indiana University’s Hope School of Fine Arts has been added to the list of Guggenheim Fellows, including the likes of Linus Pauling, Martha Graham and Vladimir Nabokov. Osamu James Nakagawa has most recently been focusing on a dark chapter of history that Japanese textbooks tend to gloss over, or omit altogether.

The Mathers Museum’s “Find a Fable, Tell a Tale: A Story of Story Telling”

When Indiana University Folklore undergrad Amanda Hotz was considering what to do for her first museum exhibit as a student curator, she knew she “wanted it to be something to do with storytelling.”

State of Play

Cal McAffrey has become a curmudgeon. He’s been a reporter for “The Washington Globe” for fifteen years (and writes on a sixteen-year-old computer).

The Hold Steady: From Bars to Ballrooms

The Hold Steady are a rock and roll quintet based out of Brooklyn, New York. Since the release of their first album in 2004, the band has been coined by many major press outlets as “America’s best bar band”, due to their dynamic performances and constant touring. The Hold Steady performs at Jake's Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana on April 4th.

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