MAM Art Course 09
No. 8 "The Relationship between Corporations and Culture"
Japanese-English simultaneous translation available
With the progression of globalization, the focus of attention in the art world gradually shifted to the developing countries such as China and India - just as they did in the political and economical spheres. The accumulation of new wealth in these countries also led to the development of a contemporary art bubble. That has all but ended now, of course, with the onset of the worst financial crisis in 100 years. The environment surrounding the art world has become particularly severe. Cultural support activities by corporations, which became particularly prominent in Japan in the early 1990's, are undergoing a transformation and diversifying. This is the appropriate time to ask how true creative cultural energy can be harnessed to benefit companies. In this lecture, Takashi Tsujii looks back at the establishment of the Seibu Museum in the 1970s and also discusses the direction that relations between corporations and cultural activities are likely to take in the future.
- Date & Time
- 14:00-16:00, September 23 [Wed], 2009
- Tsujii Takashi (Poet, author)
- Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
- Corporate Sponsor
- UBS Group
- Tsujii Takashi Profile
- Born 1927 in Tokyo. Real name Tsutsumi Seiji. Graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Tokyo. Currently serving as chairman of The Saison Foundation. Founder of the Saison Group. Played a leading role in the so-called "Saison culture" age during the 1970s and '80s. Since retiring from business in 1991, has concentrated on writing and has published numerous poems, novels and works of criticism. Recent publications include Jidenshi no tame no esukiisu (Esquisse for autobiographical poetry) (winner of the 27th Gendai Shijin [modern poet] Award) and the novel Tooi hanabi (Distant fireworks).