Invitation Program for Curators from China, Korea, and India

Photo of The 8th Asian Museum Curators' Conference
The 8th Asian Museum Curators' Conference
Photo: Kenichi Aikawa

The Japan Foundation organizes “Invitation Program for Curators from China, Korea, and India” from September 9 to September 29, 2013 to provide opportunities for further understanding of the Japanese art scene and its surrounding circumstances. Three curators from each country will be invited.

This program consists of lectures given by experts in the art scene and site visits to museums, galleries and organizations in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Marugame. The purpose of the program is to enhance understanding of not only histories of Japanese modern and contemporary art and its current situation, but also art systems in Japan.

At the end of the program, the results will be shared with the public as an open forum for further discussions. Each invitee will present a proposal for Japanese contemporary art exhibition with the assumption that it is to be held in his/her home country. Japanese curators will also join the discussions to exchange ideas with the invitees.

Debriefing session

Date Friday, September 27, 2013 2:00 p.m.~5:00 p.m.
Venue JFIC Hall “Sakura,” The Japan Foundation
4-4-1, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004 Japan Access
Language English
Contents
  • Presentations of a proposal for Japanese contemporary art exhibition planned by each invitee
  • Discussion
  • Feedback of the program
To apply as an observer Please send your name, occupation/affiliation and number of visitors by e-mail to asia_curator@jpf.go.jp by Thursday, September 19, 2013.
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Maximum capacity 50 persons

*Admission free

Participants

Korea
Kim Hejin Curator, Seoul Museum of Art
lives in Seoul. Area of expertise: contemporary art
Lim Hyejin Curator, samuso: space for contemporary art
lives in Seoul. Area of expertise: contemporary art
Ahn Sohyun Curator, Num Jun Paik Art Center
lives in Seoul. Area of expertise: contemporary art
China
Liao Wei Curator, Rockbund Art Museum
lives in Shanghai. Area of expertise: contemporary art
Zheng Yan Art Consultant, former deputy director of Today Art Museum, Beijing
lives in Beijing. Area of expertise: Chinese contemporary art
Lau SauYee Venus Independent curator, art writer 
lives in Hong Kong. Area of expertise: contemporary art
India
Rastogi Akansha Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
lives in New Delhi. Area of expertise: Indian modern and contemporary art
Colah Zasha Jamshed Curator, Clark House Initiative
lives in Mumbai. Area of expertise: 20th century Burmese and Indian art
Khosla Ishan Artist, Designer of Ishan Khosla Design
lives in New Delhi. Area of expertise: design, art, photography

Schedule

  • Lectures given by experts in the Japanese art scene and site visits in Tokyo (September 10 - 20)

  • Research in Nagoya, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Marugame (September 21 - 26)

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
Asia and Oceania Section, Arts and Culture Dept.
Person in charge: Furuichi (Ms.), Murakami (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6062
E-mail: asia_curator@jpf.go.jp
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