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Lecture 1 "Art projects dissected" (3-part series)

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Encountering, enriching and getting through art projects

What is an art project?
How are art project sites created?
What methods are possible at present?

Art projects took off in 1990 and now flourish everywhere. In our 3-part lecture series “Art projects dissected,” our review of the last 30 years or so will focus on two aspects: art project styles, and the mechanisms and environment that have supported them.While touching upon a wealth of real-life examples and issues as seen from the creators behind the projects, we find out how people involved on-site operate. Once we have established the “basics” of art projects, our aim is to re-examine past approaches, and discuss the issues we should be addressing now.

Arts Council Tokyo’s Risei Sato and artist Jun Kitazawa will act as “navigators.” Dialog during the lectures between two “navigators” with different perspectives will provide participants with a variety of information and material, and create a gateway to intensive learning. Moreover, as a way of encouraging independent learning amongst participants, the venue ROOM 302 will be set up as a temporary study room. While being first and foremost a lecture series, we will also try our hand at creating new projects.

You want to start learning the basics. Your on-site experience makes you want to refresh your knowledge. You want to think about creating a way forward in which you can update and improve the existing state of art projects. We look forward to the participation of people willing to look back on past practices and step forward together, in order to encounter an art project landscape that nobody has seen before.


Session 1
The project and the concept: the beginning (from the 1990s onward)
Session 2
On-site operations: The age of international exhibitions and Triennale (around the 2000s)
Session 3
Beyond the project (from the 2010s onwards )

Jun Kitazawa (artist/ president of Jun Kitazawa Office Yakumo)
Risei Sato (Program officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

*Contents may change according to discussion progress


– People who want to learn about art projects
– People already engaged in the field, who want to refresh their knowledge
– People who want to deepen their awareness and enhance their approaches for the future


5,000 yen (for attendance at all three lectures/registration in advance)

How to apply

Please apply via the online form from here.

Application deadline
Tuesday, July 24 2018

*We will not accept further applications if capacity is reached before the deadline.
*We will only accept participation on the day if there are spaces left.


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)


Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302 (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo [3331 Arts Chiyoda])


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperated by
Jun Kitazawa Yakumo Office