International Symposium 2008 Count 10 Before You Say Asia: Profile

International Symposium 2008
Count 10 Before You Say Asia -Asian Art after Postmodernism-

Hayashi Michio

Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
Born in Hokkaido in 1959. Ph.D. from Columbia University. Joined Sophia University in 2003. Specializes in Western art history and art criticism. Publications include Painting Dies Twice, or Never (vols.1-7, Art Trace, 2003) and exhibition catalog essays, “Painting, Degree Zero - RR's Whisper” (“Robert Ryman”, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 2004), “An Eye Open to Traces of Light: Thoughts on Ryuji Miyamoto” (“Ryuji Miyamoto Retrospective”, Setagaya Art Museum, 2004). Co-curator of “Cubism in Asia” exhibition (2005-07), a collaborative project with three Asian countries. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Patrick D. Flores

Professor, Art Studies Department, University of the Philippines Diliman
Born in Manila, the Philippines, in 1969. Received degrees in humanities, art history, and Philippine studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. His recent research is on colonial art and history of contemporary curation in Southeast Asia. Curated exhibitions include “Under Construction” (co-curated by 9 curators from 7 Asian countries, The Japan Foundation Forum, etc., 2002-03), exhibitions at the National Museum of the Philippines (2004-08), and the Position Papers section of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008). Author of many published articles and books, including Remarkable Collection: Art, History, and the National Museum (National Museum of the Philippines, 2008) and Past Peripheral: Curation in Southeast Asia (National University of Singapore Museum, 2008). Lives and works in Manila.

Kajiya Kenji

Associate Professor, Faculty of Art, Hiroshima City University
Born in Chiba prefecture in 1971. Completed Ph.D. programs at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Current position since 2007. Specializes in the history of modern and contemporary art and art criticism, mainly of the United States. Author of “Malfunctioning Weapon: Clement Greenberg, the Cultural Cold War, and Globalization” (American Review 37, 2003), “The Emperor's New Clothes in Old Photos: Oura Nobuyuki's Holding Perspective and the Culture and Politics in the 1990s Japan” (Aida 112, 2005), and “Artist as a Pied Piper: Money, Formlessness, and the Creative City” (The Former Naka Waste Incineration Plant Art Project, Hiroshima Art Project, 2007). Co-translator of Formless: A User's Guide by Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss (with co-translators Kondo Gaku and Takakuwa Kazumi, Getsuyosha, forthcoming). Lives and works in Hiroshima.

Fan Di'an

Director, National Art Museum of China (China)
Born in Fujian province, China, in 1955. After graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, he was appointed professor and vice president of the Academy before he assumed his current position in 2005. He is an academic and theorist on 20th century Chinese art history and art criticism. He has been involved in curating for international exhibitions, including the Shanghai Biennale (2002), Saõ Paulo Biennale (2005), the Chinese pavilion of the 50th and 51st Biennale de Venezia (2003, 2005, respectively), and the “The Chinese Contemporary Art ” at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Author of Water and Ink Nature of the Contemporary Culture Sentiments (Hebei Education Press, 2001), and co-editor of Contemporary Chinese Art 1979-1999 (Zhejiang People`s Fine Arts Publishing House, 2000), Contemporary Art and Vernacular Culture (Fujian Fine Arts Publishing House, 2002), among others. Lives and works in Beijing.

Kuroda Raiji

Chief Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Born in Tokyo in 1961. M.A. from The University of Tokyo. Joined the Fukuoka Art Museum as curator in 1985. Current position since 2003. Specializes in postwar Japanese avant-garde art. Curated exhibitions include “Kyushu-ha” (1988) and “Neo Dada” (1993), also, “Lee Bul” (2001), “Lionel Wendt” (2003), Asian Art Show, and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale. He has carried out extensive research in Asia, particularly in Korea and India. Commissioner of the Japanese section for the 5th and 7th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (1991, 1995, respectively). Awarded the Incentive Award from the Japan Arts Foundation in 1995. Currently preparing for the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009, while completing a book on the history of performances in the 1960s. Lives and works in Fukuoka.

Maeda Kyoji

Staff Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun
Born in Yamaguchi prefecture in 1964. Graduated from the Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo in 1987, where he mainly studied Buddhist art in Sung Dynasty in China. Joined the daily newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun in 1987, and worked in the Local News Department in Mito and other local offices. Staff writer at the Cultural News Department from 1993 to 1996 and again from 1998 to the present, primarily covering the visual arts. Author of Easy Guide to Japanese Traditional Paintings (Shinchosha, 2003). Lives in Yokohama and works in Tokyo.

Kim Boggi

Editor of art in culture and art in ASIA
Born in Daegu, Korea, in 1960. Graduated from the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University (SNU)and then obtained M.A. from the SNU graduate school. Editor of Gyegan Misool, chief editor of Wolgan Misool (monthly) and art in culture. Director of aMart Publications since 2005. In 2007, he launched an internationally circulated English art magazine art in ASIA. Aside from publishing and editing, he teaches art theories in contemporary art as lecturer at Seoul National University and Korea University. Co-author of Appreciating Korean Contemporary Masterpieces (Jigyungsa Ltd., Publisher, 2000), and author of Art of Pray (Misulsarang, 2001) and Critical Essays: I Want to Change the World with Art (Misulsarang, 2008). Lives and works in Seoul.

Hirayoshi Yukihiro

Associate Professor, Museum and Archive, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Born in Osaka, 1967. Ph. D. from Kyoto University in 2004. Curator of the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2000-08). Current position since 2008. Specializes in modern and contemporary art. Curated exhibitions, while at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, include “Mirrorical Returns: Marcel Duchamp and the 20 Century Art” (touring exhibition, 2004) and “Skin of/in Contemporary Art” (2007). Curated conceptual art section of “Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art” exhibition (The National Art Center, Tokyo, etc., 2008-09) as co-curator. Published articles include “Figure and Gaze: Image after Pop Art” (Contemporary Art, Musashino Art University Publishing, 2003), “The Artist in Self-Presentation: On the Identity of Marcel Duchamp” (Studies in Western Art, No.13, Sangensha, 2007). Lives in Osaka and works in Kyoto.

Kanai Tadashi

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Shinshu University
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1968. Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1999. Curator of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (2000-07). Current position since 2007. Specializes in Neoclassicism, and modern and contemporary sculpture. Curated exhibitions at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art include “Water Level of Image - Transformation and Reflection of Narcissus” (2004) and “Arte Povera”(2005). Curator of “Vanishing Points: Contemporary Japanese Art” (2007) which showcased Japanese contemporary art in two Indian cities. Author of “L'interno e l'esterno della statua” (Bigaku 196, 1999), “Nomura Hitoshi Topica” (“Nomura Hitoshi-transit/reflect” exhibition catalog, 2001), “Shiro no Baroque - Andres Serrano (Barocco in bianco - Andres Serrano)”(Okada Atsushi ed., Lo Specchiodel Caravaggio, Jinbunshoin, 2001), “Water Level of Image” exhibition catalog (2004) among others. Lives and works in Matsumoto.

Kamiya Yukie

Chief Curator, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Born in Kanagawa, Japan. Studied art history at Waseda University, Tokyo, and later completed De Appel Curatorial Program (Amsterdam). Served as Associate Curator and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2003-06). Current position since 2007. Curated/co-curated exhibitions include “Space-jack!” (Yokohama Museum of Art, etc., 2001), “Extension" (IASPIS, 2002), “Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art” (The Japan Foundation Forum, etc., 2002-03), “Adaptive Behavior” (New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004), “Thermocline: New Asian Wave” (ZKM, 2007). Currently organizing the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize recipient Cai Guo Qiang's exhibition and the Martin Creed solo exhibition. Lives and works in Hiroshima.

Hosaka Kenjiro

Assistant Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Born in Ibaraki prefecture in 1976. M.A. from Keio University in 2000. Current position since 2000. Specializes in modern and contemporary art. Curated exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, include “Peter Markli Jun Aoki” (2008) and “A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing” (2008). Author of many articles on Francis Bacon and contemporary architecture. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Tanaka Masayuki

Associate Professor, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University
Born in Tokyo in 1963. Graduated from the Department of Art History, Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo in 1987, completed graduate course, then studied at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1990-95). Curator of the National Museum of Western Art (1990-2007); current position since 2007. Specializes in Western modern and contemporary art history. Curated exhibitions, while at the National Museum of Western Art, include “Picasso's World of Children” (2000), “Henri Matisse: Process and Variation” (2004), and “Munch: The Decorative Projects” (2007). Published papers include “The Uncanny and Man Ray's Manipulation of Female Eye” (Aesthetics, 2002) and “The Ariadne Pose and Volputas” (Studies on Western Art, 2001). Lives and works in Tokyo.

Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

Director, International Exhibitions, Ayala Museum
Born in Manila, the Philippines. Ph.D. from Columbia University. Visiting lecturer at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Specializes in Pacific and Island Southeast Asian art history. Publications include Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA, 1994), “Containing Life: Basketry Traditions on the Cordillera” (Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera, Philippines, Roy Hamilton, ed., UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1999), and Multiple Originals, Original Multiples: 19th-century Images of Philippine Costumes (Ayala Foundation, 2004). Works in New York and Manila.

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