As a preliminary event in the lead-up to the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018, we will hold an international symposium to gain a deeper understanding of the festival itself. The theme of this year’s festival is “the Invisible.” Invisibility is both a potential characteristic of moving images and a key to thinking about our times. Presented in tandem with the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s exhibit “Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited” (August 15-October 15, 2017), this symposium features invited scholars in the fields of visual art and images and explores future possibilities by investigating the history of the image.
*With simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation
Free of charge (numbered admission ticket required)
*Starting at 10:00 on the event day, numbered admission tickets will be distributed in the 1st floor hall reception area of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.
190 (visitors admitted in order of admission ticket number / non-reserved seating)
Branden W. Joseph (Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University)
Go Hirasawa (Researcher, Meiji Gakuin University, Film researcher)
Julian Ross (Programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Film researcher)
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Monday, October 9 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 (Doors open at 13:45)