The 3rd STARS-Related Talk Session Series “From Japan to Overseas: Exhibitions - Asian Perspectives” Underway, with Its Recording to Be Uploaded on YouTube!

2020.11.2 [Mon]

As the third edition of STARS-related Talk Session series “From Japan to Overseas,” we invite guests to the Mori Art Museum in early November and have a discussion without an audience. The video footage of the session will be uploaded onto YouTube on a later date.

Talk Session “From Japan to Overseas: Exhibitions - Asian Perspectives”

For this program, we’ve invited Furuichi Yasuko, Art Coordinator of the Japan Foundation Asia Center, who has been involved in art exchange projects between Asia and Japan from 1990 to the present, to look back on diverse endeavors such as the introduction of Asian art into Japan, collaborative projects with Asian curators, and the introduction of Japanese contemporary art into other Asian countries. We will examine how these endeavors have functioned and changed within various eras and consider the influence they carry today. In addition, as an attempt to review and investigate this interview from various angles, a dialogue between Leonard Bartolomeus, Curator of the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), and Kumakura Haruko, Assistant Curator of the Mori Art Museum, will be held online. We will report on this on our blog at a later date.

Furuichi Yasuko (Art Coordinator, The Japan Foundation Asia Center)
Leonhard Bartolomeus (Curator, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM])
Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)

* The released date of the program recording will be announced on our website.

Installation view
Installation view: STARS: Six Contemporary Artists from Japan to the World, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2020
Photo: Takayama Kozo

Speakers’ Profiles

Furuichi Yasuko

From the 1990s to present day, Yasuko Furuichi has been involved as a coordinator at the Japan Foundation in art-related cultural exchange projects between Asia and Japan, such as New Art from Southeast Asia 1992 (1992), Asian Modernism (1995). Collaborative curatorial exhibitions include Under Construction (2002-2003), Cubism in Asia (2005-2006), Media/Art Kitchen (2013) and Condition Report (2017). Also introducing contemporary Japanese art to Asia includes Beautiful New World (2007), KITA!! (2008), Twist and Shout (2009) and Re:Quest (2013). Recently, she has been organizing to publish data archives of the projects she worked on as “The Japan Foundation Asian Art Archive.” Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Leonhard Bartolomeus

Born in 1987. Curator at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Japan. In 2012, after graduating from the Jakarta Institute of Art, he joining ruangrupa (and later Gudskul Ekosistem). His curatorial projects in recent years have started to focus on open education and collaborative projects. In 2017 alongside several curators in Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya, he formed a curatorial collective called KKK (Kolektif Kurator Kampung). Apart from that, he’s still been passionately doing independent research and collaborative projects in Japan and abroad. Lives and works in Yamaguchi, Japan.


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