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Reading "Japanese Art Project, Then and Now: 1990 to 2012"

  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

Utilizing text compiled from the records of public lectures and workshops held between 2010 and 2012, we seek to deepen the understanding of art projects taking place in present-day Japan. We will invite guests familiar with the different themes that are discussed in each text and during these five days we will talk extensively from different aspects of art projects. These will include an initial general outline from researchers, activities in search of new forms of art project from a university view point, exciting activities developed throughout the community, the operation and administration of art project that began on the coast of Kumamoto and spread across Japan, and the revitalization of local resources that has just begun with an initiative of the local government. An art-project network is spreading gradually throughout the country. We urge you to become a part of it.


Dates: Jan 22, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12 (Wed) 19:00 – 21:00 Total of 5 events
Admission: No charge (reservations required, limited to 30 participants)

Coordinator: Sumiko Kumakura, Professor, Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts

Vol.1: Jan 22 (Wed) Reading Text 0 Outline
Guest: Yayoi Yoshizawa, Visiting Researcher, Osaka University; Director, Regional Culture Information and Projects (NPO recip)

Vol.2: Jan 29 (Wed) Reading Text 1 Art Projects & the University
Guest: Chieko Kinoshita, Associate Professor, Communication Design Center, Osaka University

Vol.3: Feb 12 (Wed) Reading Text 2 Art Projects & Alternative Spaces
Guest: Hiroyuki Imamura, dramatic, LLC.

Vol.4: Feb 26 (Wed) Reading Text 3 Art Projects & Art Museums
Guest: Tomoo Kusumoto, Curator, Tsunagi Art Museum

Vol.5: Mar 12 (Wed) Reading Text 4 Art Projects & Community Creation
Guest: Sonomi Oosawa, Art Environment Creation Coordinator, Community Creation Culture & Sports Tourism Section, Hachinohe City

* For details, see website

Planning: Art Project Lab

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)


Tokyo Culture Creation Project Room 302