SYMPOSIA

Platform to discuss various themes related to art nationwide and internationally.

Symposium “Contemporary Art and Wellbeing” Day 2

Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning Related Program
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

On Content Alternation of Talk Session 3: “From Pollens to the Cosmos”

We regret to inform you that artist Wolfgang Laib's visit to Japan has been postponed due to some health reasons.
In this session, the originally-planned content will be altered and Mori Art Museum Director Kataoka Mami, also a Co-Curator of Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning, will introduce Wolfgang Laib’s practice by focusing on the works featured in the exhibition. She will additionally introduce “From Pollens to the Cosmos” as the overall composition of the exhibition.
An Artist Talk program will be organized on the occasion of Mr. Laib’s visit to Japan. Details will be announced in the Mori Art Museum E-mail News (MAM NEWS) and on this website once determined.

Over the last couple of years an invisible virus has stolen our everyday, dramatically disrupting our way of life, and our state of mind. Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning explores the realities of living with this new pandemic era, and also the nature of “wellbeing,” i.e., the holistic health of both body and mind, from some of the multiple perspectives found in contemporary art.
To coincide with the exhibition’s opening, as part of the Mori Art Museum learning program we have planned a two-day symposium inviting a range of experts to join us, alongside members of the public, for face-to-face discussion on the issues interrogated by the exhibition.
On day one, these leading figures in their fields will be invited to join a discussion on the concept of wellbeing - that is, to “live well” - from the perspective of their respective areas of expertise. And on day two, three artists featured in the exhibition will delve further into ideas around the connection between art and wellbeing. Don’t miss this opportunity to think about what “living well” means to you.

Date & Time
Day 1: 18:00-20:00, Friday, July 1, 2022 (Doors Open: 17:30)
Day 2: 14:00-18:00, Saturday, July 2, 2022 (Doors Open: 13:30)
Booking
Booking required for each day even if you’d like to participate both days.
* Book here for day 1.
* Book here for day 2.

Be sure to read “Our Countermeasures against COVID-19” upon your visit. Temperature checks and mandatory mask wearing (for all visitors) are among the efforts we’ve been deploying.

- Day 1
Contemplating “Wellbeing” - Expectations of Art

In this first session, we will begin by contemplating, from literary, theological, medical anthropology and cognitive psychology viewpoints and with reference to the latest research and recent trends, the concept of “wellbeing,” which has enjoyed an especially high profile since the arrival of COVID-19, before moving on to discuss ways those in these fields expect contemporary art to aid wellbeing, and how the innate qualities of contemporary art will help it to make that contribution.

Date & Time:
18:00-20:00, Friday, July 1, 2022 (Doors Open: 17:30)
Appearing:
Ono Masatsugu (Novelist; Professor, Waseda Unversity), Kitanaka Junko (Professor, Keio University), Sasaki Shizuka (Professor, Hanazono University), Yoshikawa Sakiko (President, Kyoto University of the Arts; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
Moderator:
Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Ono Masatsugu
Ono Masatsugu
Kitanaka Junko
Kitanaka Junko
Sasaki Shizuka
Sasaki Shizuka
Yoshikawa Sakiko
Yoshikawa Sakiko

- Day 2
Talk Session 1 “Meditation in Art”
Talk Session 2 “For Those of Us Living in Society”
Talk Session 3 “From Pollens to the Cosmos”

The second day will center on the Listen to the Sound of the Earth Turning exhibition-featured artists, who will be joined by specialists engaged in wellbeing programs and research plus curators, to discuss the relationship between art and wellbeing.

Date & Time:
14:00-18:00, Saturday, July 2, 2022 (Doors Open: 13:30)

Timetable

14:00-15:20 Talk Session 1 “Meditation in Art”
Appearing:
Ellen Altfest (Featured Artist), Osawa Genka (Temple Master, Enri-An Temple, Kyoto), Martin Germann (Adjunct Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Moderator:
Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
15:30-16:50 Talk Session 2 “For Those of Us Living in Society”
Appearing:
Iiyama Yuki (Featured Artist), Horiuchi Naoko (Curator, Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]; Director, dearMe)
Moderator:
Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)
17:00-18:00 Talk Session 3 “From Pollens to the Cosmos”
Appearing:
Wolfgang Laib (Featured Artist)
Discussant:
Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Ellen Altfest
Ellen Altfest
Photo: Vincent Dilio
Osawa Genri
Osawa Genka
Iiyama Yuki
Iiyama Yuki
Photo: Kanegawa Shingo
Horiuchi Naoko
Horiuchi Naoko
Photo: Koshima Yukiko
Wolfgang Laib
Wolfgang Laib
Photo: Carolyn Laib
Organizer
Mori Art Museum
Grant
Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust

Notes on Bookings

  • Please book from “EventRegist.” * To use the “EventRegist,” you need to first create your account.
  • We do not accept cancellations, and no refunds can be made.
  • To obtain a receipt, go to the “My Tickets” screen and then click on “Show Receipt Data” under “Your Order.”
  • The registered personal information will be used only for operational and contact purposes for the event(s).
  • Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All prices include tax.
  • Please note that the museum might take photos/movies for purpose of publicity and documentation during the program.

Notes on Personal Information

  • Personal information acquired and retained by Mori Art Museum on the website will be used and managed according to the privacy policy of our company.
Booking Period
2022.6.7 [Tue] - 6.28 [Tue]
Venue
Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity
150 (booking required, first-come basis)
* Booking required for each day even if you'd like to participate both days.
* Book here for day 1.
Fee
500 yen
* The fee does NOT include admission into the exhibition. Please purchase admission ticket into the exhibition separately if you’d like to visit.
Inquiries
Learning, Mori Art Museum
E-mail here
Category
Symposia
Exhibition-Related Programs
Audience
General
Tag
  • シェアする
  • ツイートする
  • シェアする
  • ツイートする
  • LINEで送る