November 15th 16:00-18:00

Open Discussion | Institution / Independent:Complexity and Contradiction

OPEN STUDIOS Related program

Institution / Independent:
Complexity and Contradiction

So many art festivals have sprung in recent years and the relationship between art and the local community is actively discussed in various places. What can art in a local context be based on, and how should it maintain its continuity?
In this session we discuss the way to be independence and the raison d’être of institutions, the relation of which involves complexity and contradiction, and explore their value and meanings. Discussants are Meruro Washida, Curator at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa who also runs a residency project ‘CAAK’, and Arata Hasegawa, Independent Curator who looks into the problematics of art history by his unique approach towards the local history through his project ‘Chronicle, Chronicle!’ in Osaka.

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Meruro Washida

Curator / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Born in 1973 in Kyoto. He established Center for Art & Architecture, Kanazawa (CAAK), a non profit organization, and is a board member. CAAK runs creators in residence program with Kanazawa Art Port (Kapo), another non profit organization. 26 artists stayed and worked in Kanazawa through this program. He is the curator of Japan Pavilion, Venice Biennale in 2017.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Hiroyuki Hattori

Independent Curator
[Guest Curator 2016]

Arata Hasegawa

Independent Curator

Born in 1988. After graduating from Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University, He has been working as an independent curator. He curated ”Kita Kagaya Crossing 2013 - MOBILIS IN MOBILI”, (Osaka, Tokyo, Kanazawa, 2013-14) as a chief curator. Recent curatorial work includes “ On the Desert Islands: Sculptures, 3-D Works and Installation in the 1980s”, (Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, 2014), “PALAIS DE KYOTO / NOTHING BUT SOUNDS”, (ARTZONE, Kyoto, 2015) and “Chronicle, Chronicle!”, (Creative Center Osaka, Osaka, 2016).

Chronicle, Chronicle!