CCA CURATOR MEETING 2012Let’s Talk About Art

September 28 - 30, 2012 at CCA Kitakyushu

Organized by Nobuo Nakamura, CCA Kitakyushu
Masanobu Ito, The Japan Foundation>
Participating curators: Zoe Butt(San Art)
Gridthiya Gaweewong (Jim Thompson Art Center )
Sumi Hayashi (Independent Curator)
Agung Hujatnikajennong (Selasar Sunaryo Art space)
Yukie Kamiya(Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
Heejin Kim (Art Space Pool)
Aye Ko (New Zero Art Space)
Daravuth Ly (REYUM Institute)

Sachiko Namba (Curator)
Yuka Uematsu (The National Museum of Art)

Kwon-ho Yi (Professor at Shinheung College)

The Japan Foundation and Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu present "CCA Curator Meeting 2012: Let's talk about art", a three-day conference of contemporary art curatorial practice. The curators who live and work in Asia including Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan stay at CCA, and exchange their idea to tackle key questions around museum and curatorial. In addition to the development and change last ten years, the issues grow out of discussions that took place in the first/second curator meetings will be examined.

The first meeting was held in 2010, with four curators specialized in contemporary art at public museum in Japan. For three days, the meeting addressed pressing issues in art world mainly in Japan, such as a role of museum/exhibition, biennale/triennale, economical change, relationship to urban planning. The participants firstly gave an overview on the current situation, and discussed based on their own experience and observation. This kick-off meeting culminated in a publication, "CCA CURATOR MEETING no. 01/2010" (pp.210 / A5, in Japanese), released in March 2011.

The second meeting was held in 2011, with four curators from Japan and four curators from Korea. The participants discussed the questions surrounding contemporary art, emphasizing the issues in Korea and Japan. Then the discussion was extended to the issues of their roles in the art world that has been led by Europe/US. The conference was also resulted in a publication "CCA CURATOR MEETING no. 02/2011 (pp.321 / A5 / Japanese and Korean), released in March 2012.

"CCA Curator Meeting" aims to provide with a broad platform for conversation concerning curatorship, and to have idea and exchange that are developed in the course of time, along with the ongoing change in our society. Thus, this meeting strives for new idea not only for an individual activity, but also for the art world as a whole.

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