The Ishibashi Foundation and The Japan Foundation Art Curator Exchange Program
Special International Symposium Co-organized by The Japan Foundation and Art Tower Mito

Play ⇔ Replay: staging & re-staging time-based media art

Contemporary art includes many works where the passage of time is of great significance for the formation of the work or for the medium in which it is expressed. Examples of time-based media art include video and film-based art, performance, and media art that makes use of computers, the internet, and other new technology. Today, with technological advances being made on a daily basis, the question of how to exhibit, collect, archive, and reproduce or re-stage art that involves time has become a major issue for artists, curators, and conservators, inspiring a great deal of discussion and debate. In this symposium, experts from Japan, the UK, Germany, and Poland exchange views and ideas on the production and exhibition of time-based media art and present specific examples from their own perspectives.

  • Photo of Pip Laurenson
    Pip Laurenson
  • Photo of Lindsay Taylor
    Lindsay Taylor
  • Photo of Margit Rosen
    Margit Rosen
  • Photo of Renate Buschmann
    Renate Buschmann
  • Photo of Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
    Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
  • Photo of Daniel Muzyczuk
    Daniel Muzyczuk
  • Photo of Atsuhiko Shima
    Atsuhiko Shima
  • Photo of Kenjin Miwa
    Kenjin Miwa
  • Photo of Junya Yamamine
    Junya Yamamine
  • Photo of Shiro Takatani
    Shiro Takatani
  • Photo of Kenji Kajiya
    Kenji Kajiya

Event Details


Saturday (National Holiday), November 3, 2018
13:00 - 18:30 (Doors Open: 12:30)

  • 13:00-
    Part 1 Re-playing and re-staging video and film-based art from the 1970's/80's
    Kenjin Miwa / Renate Buschmann / Atsuhiko Shima / Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
    Group Session | Moderator: Atsuhiko Shima
  • 15:50-
    Part 2 Past, Present, Future of time-based media art
    Junya Yamamine / Margit Rosen / Pip Laurenson / Shiro Takatani
    Group Session | Moderator: Kenji Kajiya
Venue ACM Theatre, Art Tower Mito
1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki (Access Map)
Organizers The Japan Foundation, Art Tower Mito
Special Support The Ishibashi Foundation
  • Atsuhiko Shima (Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
  • Kenjin Miwa (Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
  • Junya Yamamine (Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
  • Shiro Takatani (Artist)
  • Kenji Kajiya (Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, The University of Tokyo)
  • Pip Laurenson (U.K. / Head of Collection Care Research, Tate)
  • Lindsay Taylor (U.K. / Curator, University of Salford)
  • Margit Rosen (Germany / Head of Department Knowledge - Collections, Archives & Research, ZKM)
  • Renate Buschmann (Germany / Director, imai Foundation (inter media art institute))
  • Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (Poland / Curator & Project Manager, WRO Art Center)
  • Daniel Muzyczuk (Poland / Head of Modern Art Department, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz)
Capacity 200 / Free of charge, prior application required (first-come-first served basis)
Language English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available.
Application All applications are to be sent via email with the subject line “Application for International Symposium.
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