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Symposium "Global Art and Diasporic Art in Japan and Asia" Day 2

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Imagining Asian Art in Global Asias

This symposium, organized by the University of Tokyo's Integrated Human Sciences for Cultural Diversity Program, aims to interrogate the notion of Global Asias and the contemporary situation of Asian art in and beyond geographical Asia.
The idea of Global Asias, which refers to the global dislocation, relocation, and transformation of goods, ideas, and people originating in Asia, calls attention to transnational conflict and negotiation at multiple intersecting levels. It is concerned with relationships not only between indigenous cultures inside Asia, but also between Asian-derived cultures outside of Asia. Global Asias looks, for example, not only at the relationship between Japan and the United States or Japan and Brazil, but also the relationship between Japanese-American and Japanese-Brazilian.
The symposium proposes to focus specifically on contemporary art practices in relationship to the global diffusion and transformation of Asian art and culture. We would like to explore how local art history in Asian countries is reconfigured by, and also reconfigures, the globalization of Asian art and its discourses. We are also interested in examining how art practices within a given country relate to art practices by those who are from that country but live and work elsewhere.
In addition, we would like to consider how the idea of Global Asias, which represents a plural and transnational concept of Asian culture, figures in the processes of globalization that in some way exercise hegemonic effects on local and indigenous art practices. The symposium will also consider global framings in relation to the concept of Global Asias which may include a call back to the international or may examine practices that call upon the global in terms of the planetary.

Date & Time
9:30-18:30, June 27 [Sat], 2015
Day 2: June 27 [Sat], 2015
9:30Opening Remarks:
Uchino Tadashi (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Thomas Looser (Associate Professor, New York University)
10:00-12:00Panel 1: Beyond Boundaries in East and Southeast Asia
Synthetic Experience in Contemporary Korean Art:
The Alternative and Cinematic Medium in the Age of Anxiety and Disaster
Coordinates of Region, Latitudes of Locality
Patrick D. Flores (Professor, University of the Philippines)
Perception and Distance of the Globalization:
How Japanese Contemporary Art Has Been Delivered to New Audience
Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Globalized East and Ecological Globe: Is There a Way for Chinese Art to Take?
Wang Chunchen (Associate Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts)
Inaga Shigemi
(Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto)
Moderator: Kajiya Kenji (Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)
13:00-15:00Panel 2: Imagining Japan in Contested Sites of Contemporary Art
Hybridity, Precarity and Possibility in Recent Works by Yamashiro Chikako
and Soni Kum: "Imagining an Asia, Politics and Art to Come"
Rebecca Jennison (Professor, Kyoto Seika University, Global Asias:
Diversity of Nippon-Brazilian Artists)
Michiko Okano (Professor, Federal University of São Paulo)
To the Ubbeboda Station: Yoshio Nakajima in Northern Europe
Shimada Yoshiko (Artist)
Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong and Nguyen Ngoc Loan Who Executes
Viet Cong Captain Nguyen Van Lem:
The Asian Images of Morimura Yasumasa, 1991-2010
Ayelet Zohar (Curator and Lecturer, Tel Aviv University)
Kuraya Mika (Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Ido Misato (Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Moderator: Nakajima Takahiro (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
15:15-17:15Panel 3: Localized Mobilities / Mobilized Localities in Transnational Asias
Sociologies of Artistic Consumption and Education
John Clammer (Visiting Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo)
Scale Drawing: Contemporary Art and Globalization in South Asia
Sonal Khullar (Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle)
Behind the Waves
Arthur Liou (Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington)
Art in the Centre of Asia: an Identity Crisis or a Multicultural Modernity?
Yuliya Sorokina (Independent curator)
C. J. W.-L. Wee (Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Imamura Yusaku (Director, Tokyo Wonder Site)
Moderator: Uchino Tadashi
17:30-18:30Wrap-up Discussion
Kataoka Mami
Thomas Looser
Inaga Shigemi
Uchino Tadashi
Moderator: Nakajima Takahiro
IHS Program, The University of Tokyo
Mori Art Museum, New York University Global Art Exchange, The Japan Foundation
Booking Period
2015.6.27 [Sat] - 6.27 [Sat]
Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F), The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus
100 (booking NOT required, first-come basis; please come to the University of Tokyo Komaba Campus)
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