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Shinpei Takeda's "Antimonument" work (Credit: Shinpei Takeda's "Antimonument" work (Credit:


Visual artist and filmmaker Shinpei Takeda will speak at SDSU on Monday, Oct. 2.
By Rhoda Nevins

The San Diego State University Department of Classics and Humanities will host Shinpei Takeda, visual artist and filmmaker, for a lecture titled “ANTIMONUMENT.” The program will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking is available in Parking Structure 7 off 55th St.

Takeda, a Japanese artist based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Tijuana, Mexico has long been working on his “Antimonument” projects in which he has seeks to find the convergence of personal memories and public histories. His wide range of media to explore a memory of human violence, particularly via the narratives of the exile, consists of social projects, participatory photographic projects, public art, film, performances and installations. Takeda has worked with Burmese refugee youth in Thailand, resettled refugee and immigrant youth in San Diego, Japanese atomic bomb survivors exiled in North and South Americas and drug addicts in the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

The Adams Lecture Series is made possible through the John R. and Jane F. Adams Endowment.

For further information please visit the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities website.