Japan-China Curator Exchange Program invites young Chinese art professionals 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 dispatch of six young curators from Japan to Shanghai and Beijing in March 2015, the program invites eight art professionals, the majority of whom are in their 30s, from China in November.

The twelve-day program consists of Japanese contemporary art lecture, visits to art museums, art spaces, and exhibitions in Tokyo and other cities (Kobe, Hiroshima, and Kanazawa), and exchange with their peers in Japan. Also, the Chinese participants meet again with the Japanese members who visited China in March and continue sharing ideas based on their understanding of art scenes in each other’s countries.

Invitation Period

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Sunday, November 15, 2015

Participating Curators

  • CAI Meng (Associate Professor, Curatorial Research Department, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts)
  • DING Bo (Public Program Convener, Chronus Art Center)
  • HUANG Mi (Assistant to Director, Assistant Curator, Power Station of Art)
  • HUANG Shan (Executive Vice President, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation)
  • WANG Weiwei (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai)
  • WANG Xiaoyan (Chinese-Japanese interpreter)
  • XIA Yanguo (Independent curator/Art critic)
  • YOU Yang (Deputy Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art)

Museums and Art Spaces to Visit

  • Tokyo and its vicinity: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; 21_21 Design Sight; BankART1929, etc.
  • Other cities: Rokko Meets Art; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, etc.

Read an extract from the reports by the curators in Wochi Kochi Magazine.

[Contact Us]

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

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