Lena Fritsch, Ashmolean Museum, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, gives the fourth presentation in the symposium.
Lena Fritsch is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum, working on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art. Recent exhibitions include A.R. Penck: I Think in Pictures (2019) and Ibrahim El Salahi: A Sudanese Artist in Oxford (2018). One of her main research areas is Japanese art and photography; recent monographs include Ravens and Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945 (English version byThames and Hudson, Japanese by Seigensha, both 2018). Before joining the Ashmolean she worked a Tate Modern, and Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin. Fritsch holds a PhD in Art History from Bonn University, Germany, and also studied at Keio University, Tokyo.