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Sharing Information

In order for effective international exchange in the field of art, the Japan Foundation promotes exchange among curators and collect/disseminate art information.

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JENESYS Programme :Invitation Programme for Creators

This programme aims to invite young and emerging artists, designers, and people in the creative field from 13 Asia Pacific countries, to stay in different residency programs and institutions across Japan.

Asian Museum Curator's Conference

The Japan Foundation started in 2005 to invite about 10 young curators from Asian national/public art museums to share information, to discuss and to build a network in Aisa.

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2013 Seoul, Korea
2012 Tokyo/ Japan
2011 Tokyo/ Japan
2010 India/ New Delhi, Bangalore
2009 Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 Fukuoka/ Hiroshima/ Osaka/ Kyoto/ Yokohama/ Tokyo, Japan
2007 Manila, Philippines
2006 Seoul, Korea
2005 Osaka/ Tokyo, Japan

Mekong Japan Exchange Year 2009 Report “Art for Whose Sake?”
-Art Activities in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos-

International Symposium 2008

It has been nearly 20 years since the contemporary art in Asia has stepped into the limelight. During this period, the Japan Foundation has identified specific issues in this region, picked up the voices in the field, and gained an understanding of the rapidly changing environment. Throughout the 1990s to the present, we have organized programs to reflect on these circumstances, including a series of international symposia. This international symposium, which will be the 6th edition, will be held to reevaluate the existing discourses and draw on future prospects of Asian contemporary art.


Curators exchange their idea to tackle key questions around museum and contemporary art curatorial practice.


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