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Grasping the connection with the social climate by looking at art projects in detail

We take up a variety of art projects developed since 2011 and hear from the practitioners how these projects have continued to take place, and where they are heading going forward. We grasp the connection with the social climate by looking at art projects in detail.

Navigator: Takashi Serizawa (Director, P3 art and environment)

Case Study

File 1: Shigeaki Iwai
Artist Shigeaki Iwai oversees Immigration Museum Tokyo (IMM), an ongoing project looking at the lives and cultural backgrounds of non-Japanese residents from the three perspectives of “adaptation,” “preservation,” and “assimilation.”Iwai talks about the project’s ten-year trajectory and future prospects.
Guest: Shigeaki Iwai (Artist/Supervisor of Immigration Museum Tokyo)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, August 19, 2022

File 2: Tatsushi Takizawa
Artist Tatsushi Takizawa is involved in expressive activities with children and young people in a variety of circumstances in different places, including the after-school day care service “Hoharu” and Arts Maebashi’s “Forest of Expression” exhibition. Takizawa, who says he hopes his activities “encourage a kinder view from observers,” talks about what art and art projects mean for him.
Guest: Tatsushi Takizawa (Artist)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, September 2, 2022

File 3: Akira Aoki
Akira Aoki directs and curates projects including “Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real.” Through an introduction to his activities and research to date, he talks about the “compelling creativity” that is out of our grasp if all we do is interpret the history of art.
Guest: Akira Aoki (Independent Curator/ Gate (General Incorporated Association))
Scheduled to be made available Friday, September 16, 2022

File 4: Wataru Asada
Wataru Asada is a cultural activist whose practice and work in the area of community and care is based on the concept of “a whole new way to connect with others.” Asada talks about operational methods for stepping out of one’s role, where to find the starting point for activities that focus on and get close to the minutiae of everyday life, attitudes and behavior on projects, and more.
Guest: Wataru Asada (Cultural Activist)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, September 30, 2022

File 5: Chinatsu Shimizu
Independent curator Chinatsu Shimizu surveys the last ten years as seen from the ground in Sendai, as well as the launch of the Center for Remembering 3.11 in Sendai Mediatheque, where she served as curator, collaboration with residents and artists, and her experience of visiting Oaxaca in Mexico for research after she became an independent curator.
Guest: Chinatsu Shimizu (Independent Curator/Founder of PUMPQUAKES)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, October 14, 2022

File 6: Akane Nakamura
Akane Nakamura is the producer of the online video platform THEATRE for ALL, which offers barrier-free and multilingual viewing support. She talks about ways of delivering video works with enhanced accessibility to a diverse audience, how to create new works, and the near future of “theater for all.”
Guest: Akane Nakamura (Representative Director, precog co.,LTD./Director, DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL/ Director, Open Network for Performing Arts Management)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, October 28, 2022

File 7: Atsushi Matsumoto
Atsushi Matsumoto of AHA! (Archive for Human Activities) explores unique archive images with a focus on the “memories of ordinary people” in projects such as “Scenes with Hanako” and “I Remember.” He talks about the source of his ideas, the things and the people that have influenced him, project inputs and outputs, and more.
Guest: Atsushi Matsumoto (Remo (Record, Expression and Medium Organization member / AHA! (Archive for Human Activities) Project Manager)
Scheduled to be available for viewing Friday, November 11, 2022

Kyun-Chome is an artist unit formed by Eri Homma and Nabuchi in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. They talk about their activities to date, as well as the project “Hyogen-no-genba-chosa-dan,”which represents a departure from their creative work.
Guest: KYUN-CHOME (Artist unit)
Scheduled to be available to view Friday, November 25, 2022

*Schedules and details are subject to change


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