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

The Japan Foundation will invite the third group of young curators from China in October 2017 as a part of the Japan-China Curator Exchange Program which the Japan Foundation has started in fiscal 2014 to promote continual exchange among visual art professionals in these countries.

The ten-day program starts with a Japanese contemporary art lecture by a Japanese senior curator for Chinese participants to provide useful information to maximize their opportunities during their visits to art museums, art spaces, and exhibitions in Tokyo and other cities. They will also meet with colleagues in Japan with an aim to build a professional network as well as to deepen their understanding of the current art trend in Japan.

To conclude the program, the Chinese participants will have a meeting with the Japanese curators of the same generation to identify common challenges and differences, and discuss further opportunities in continuing exchange and cooperation between Chinese and Japanese curators.

Program Outline

Program Period

Tuesday, October 17–Thursday, October 26, 2017

Participating Curators

  • BIAN Ka [Exhibition Manager, K11Concepts Limited Kunsthalle Department] (Beijing)
  • CHAO Jiaxing [Senior Curator, START Museum] (Shanghai)
  • LIU Tian [Independent curator] (Hangzhou)
  • ZHANG Hanlu [Independent curator / Associate Editor, ARTFORUM China] (Shanghai)

Museums and Art Spaces to Visit

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Mori Art Museum; 21_21 Design Sight; Arts Initiative Tokyo; Yokohama Triennale; Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama City and others

Past Programs

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
International Operations Section 1, Arts and Culture Dept.
Persons in charge: Suzuki, Sueyoshi, Yuhashi
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6061

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