Film Alum Highlights Hunt Gallery's 'Publish or Perish!' Exhibit for HEC-TV Feature

A short film by filmmaker and Webster alumna Emma Bright ’20 (Film, TV & Video Production) for HEC-TV highlights the current "Publish or Perish!" exhibition at Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery. Professor Jeffrey Hughes in the Department of Art, Design, and Art History curated the exhibition, and discusses the Japanese contemporary style and gives insight to the show’s title, "Publish or Perish!"

A non-profit corporation, HEC-TV is the only station with the mission statement “to strengthen and promote the education, arts, and cultural communities in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.” The film may also be viewed at the HEC-TV site

About the Exhibit

"Publish or Perish!" is an exhibition of prints, objects and video works by professors and assistants in the Printmaking Laboratory at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition was curated by Michael Schneider of the Tokyo University of the Art and organized by Hunt Gallery and Gallery Coordinator Amber Slater-Raymond. The long history of printmaking in Asia builds a strong foundation for the work that is currently being created at the Printmaking Laboratory of the Tokyo University of the Arts and the present exhibition suggests how that tradition has been expanded. For centuries printmaking as a medium has served as a means to publish and to spread ideas, to enter into social discourse and the political arena.

"Publish or Perish!" is open through Jan. 14, 2022. Hunt Gallery hours are limited but additionally available by appointment. Call 314-246-7171 for information about opening hours, or for arranging viewing by appointment.

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