Japan-China Curator Exchange Program invites young Chinese curators to Japan

The Japan Foundation has been promoting continual exchange between Japanese and Chinese visual art professionals through the Japan-China Curator Exchange Program since fiscal 2014. Following up the past dispatch and invitation programs of Japanese and Chinese curators to visit their countries each other, the program invites four young curators from China in October 2016.

The ten-day program consists of Japanese contemporary art lecture, visits to art museums, art spaces, and exhibitions in Tokyo and other cities, and exchange with people in the art world of Japan with an aim to build a professional network as well as to enhance understanding of the current art scene in Japan. To conclude the program, the Chinese participants will have a meeting with the Japanese curators of the same generation to share further information and ideas and suggestions based on their understanding of art scenes in each other’s countries and cities to explore possibilities where Japanese and Chinese curators continue exchange and cooperation.

Program Outline

Invitation Period

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Thursday, October 20, 2016

Participating Curators

  • BI Xin [Exhibition Project Director, Beijing Culture and Art Center] (Beijing)
  • LI Jie [Curator of Exhibition and Academic Department, Luxelake·A4 Art Museum] (Chengdu)
  • LI Qi [Senior Curator, Rockbund Art Museum] (Shanghai)
  • WANG Lili [Associate Director/Curator, Public Programmes Department, Guangdong Times Museum] (Guangzhou)

Museums and Art Spaces to Visit

  • Tokyo and its vicinity: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Mori Art Museum; 21_21 Design Sight; Tokyo Wonder Site; Yokohama Museum of Art; BankART1929, and others
  • Other cities: Aichi Triennale and others

Past Programs

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
International Operations Section I, Arts and Culture Dept.
Persons in charge: K. Suzuki (Ms), Sueyoshi (Ms)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6061

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