“Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience”

Directed by Akira Boch
  • 2019
  • 57 mins

“Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience” (2019, 57 min.) by Akira Boch. This film tells the story of five legendary artists — Ruth Asawa (artist), Gyo Obata (architect), Isamu Noguchi (sculptor), George Nakashima (furniture designer), and S. Neil Fujita (graphic designer). It explores the ways in which their camp experiences impacted their lives and influenced their art.

 

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Art of the Camps

Out of bleak surroundings and the deprivation of civil liberties, music, art and culture bloomed out of the desert during the war. Some artists flourished once released from the camps, reaching new heights in their fields.