Special event Past event Thursday, 2 May 2019

Carved: The Laughing Netsuke

Discover how an ancient Japanese carving relates to slapstick, satire and performance.

  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, South Kensington

  • Free event

Carved: The Laughing Netsuke photo

This curator-led gallery talk focuses on an exquisitely carved netsuke in the shape of a comic mask, and its relation to slapstick, satire and performance. This talk is part of 'Comedy in the V&A Collections: A Series of Gallery Talks'.