L’estetica del vuoto
Vuoti, pieni, suoni, silenzi, presenze, assenze
This volume follows the International Festival Japan Contemporary Arts in Venice The Aesthetics of Emptiness, organised between 21 and 24 February 2022 by Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory in Venice, the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Venice Academy of Fine Arts (institutions united in the Study in Venice project), with the generous support of the Japan Foundation. During the Festival, musical performances, concerts, workshops, meetings with Japanese artists, and conferences led participants to immerse themselves in Japanese arts and culture. The structure of the volume is designed to allow the reader to relive these experiences, also through multimedia content, and to explore some of the themes that emerged. The first section is dedicated to the events curated by Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory and Venice Academy of Fine Arts, while the second brings together some of the contributions presented during the conference organised by the Department of Asian and North African Studies. The various essays revolve around the themes of sound, silence, emptiness, fullness, presence, and absence, and are dedicated to the memory of Bonaventura Ruperti.
Japanese cinema • Noh music • Japanese ink painting (sumie) • Japanese art • Auto-orientalismo • Fūkeiron • Japanese modernism • Japanese music • Youth • Lettera alla madre • Estetica del vuoto • Documentary • Tanizaki Jun’ichirō • Architecture and emptiness • Calligraphy • Ma • Aesthetic of Emptiness • Calligraphy-painting • Toshio Hosokawa • Japanese mouth organ • Etude III • AKA Serial Killer • Japan aesthetics • Synaesthesia • Silence and sound • Oguri Kōhei • Greek lullaby Κοιμήσου καί παρήγγειλα • Aesthetics • Japanese literature • Zeami Motokiyo • Emptiness • Japanese film music • Akutagawa Ryūnosuke • Bushi • Soundtrack • Zen • Hagiwara Sakutarō • Film genres • Lost decades • Cinema • Edogawa Ranpo • Suzuki Daisetsu • Governmentality • Mori Mariko • Buddhism • Shō • Hosokawa • Noh theater • Adachi Masao • Medieval Japan • Music composition and childhood memory