Webinar “How Has Japan’s Contemporary Art Been Introduced Overseas?” Session #1
STARS Related Program
Conducted in Japanese and online
The STARS exhibition showcases an archival selection from 50 Japanese contemporary art exhibitions held from the 1950s to the present, in particular, from Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific region. The STARS Archival Section displays the archives of these exhibition overview, along with their catalogues and critical reviews and more. Looking at these materials, visitors can see how these exhibitions were planned with a diversity of intentions and contexts in different eras, and how they were received by the public.
This webinar program in two sessions focuses on this Archival Section, inviting experts who have done much research and/or who have actually been involved in organizing the Japanese contemporary art exhibitions overseas, each to carry out a dialogue with the Museum Director, Kataoka Mami.
For the first session, we invite Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak, known for her curatorial role of Primal Spirit (1990-1991) at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, one of the 50 exhibitions introduced at the STARS exhibition and as an author of books about Japanese contemporary art, as a guest. Mitsuyama-Wdowiak and Kataoka will discuss about the evolution as to how the Japanese contemporary art has been received in the west.
- Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak (Independent Researcher), Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum)
- Date & Time
- 18:00-19:00, Friday, October 30, 2020
Kiyoko Mitsuyama-Wdowiak specialises in modern Japanese art. She studied first at Tokyo’s Sophia University gaining her MPhil from the Chelsea College of Arts. Her curatorial roles include the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and she has lectured extensively in the UK and Japan. She has been conducting a PhD research at SOAS about Japan’s post-war three-dimensional works.
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