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Boris Groys Invitation Project

  • Organization : Boris Groys Invitation Project Executive Comittee
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art


To mark the publication of the Japanese edition of “Art Power” by Boris Groys, the leading contemporary art critic will be invited from New York for a series of lectures and debates at a university and art museums. The
project aims to distill the merits and demerits of the Japanese art system through Groys’ ideological framework and appeal to a wider critical awareness in audiences.


Boris Groys (Born 1947 in the former German Democratic Republic)
Boris Groys is a philosopher, media theorist and art critic whose writings have had a profound influence on recent contemporary art. Educated in the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, he began his career as a critic by addressing the Moscow conceptualism of the late 1970s, and has since become an active writer on contemporary art, with a focus on avant-garde art in postwar Russia and Eastern Europe. Frequently included among the Art Review “Power 100” annual list of the most influential people in the world of contemporary art, he is a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Staatliche Hochschule f.AN|r Gestaltung Karlsruhe. In 2012, he was a co-curator of the 9th Shanghai Biennale, “Reactivation.”


Koichiro Osaka
Boris Groys Invitation Project Executive Comittee c/o Aakusa
1-6-16 Nishiasakusa, Taiko-ku, Tokyo 111-0035


The University of Tokyo and others still to be determined