July 7th (Sun) 13:00 - 17:00

20th Anniversary Symposium | Art and Local Communities

We, ARCUS Project is pleased to inform you that our project is reaching 20th year.
ARCUS Project aims to support promising artists who engage in creative activities across the world, and also, to promote the Ibaraki area through art from 1994 (including the preliminary test project and the pilot projects).
We will held an Anniversary Symposium to celebrate for coming the 20th year.
The theme is "What can art project do for regional communities?"

【Program Schedule】
13:00|Opening Remarks by the Organizer

13:10|Opening Remarks by Seiichi Kondo (Commissioner, Agency for Cultural Affairs)

13:15|Keynote Lecture

Katsuhiko Hibino
(Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts/Artist)

14:00|Baseline Presentation 1
“What kind of community is attractive to artists ? BEPPU PROJECT”
Jun'ya Yamaide
(Representative Director, NPO BEPPU PROJECT/1996 ARCUS Resident Artist)


15:00|Baseline Presentation 2
“an artistic approach to re-mapping & archiving collective histories and cultural memories”

Tiffany Chung
(2006 ARCUS Resident Artist)
Interpreter: Satoshi Ikeda

15:30|Case Studies
“Art Tower Mito's community-based initiatives”

Toshihiro Asai
(Artistic Director, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)

15:45|Panel Discussion
“What can art project do for regional communities?”

Fumio Nanjo
(Director, Mori Art Museum / Advisor, ARCUS Project Administration Committee)
Katsuhiko Hibino
(Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts/Artist)
Tatsuo Majima
(2000 ARCUS Resident Artist)
Akiyoshi Watae
(Chief Consultant, Nomura Research Institute)
Shinichi Aida
(Mayor, Moriya City)

Sachiko Kanno
(Program Coordinator, The Japan Foundation)


Report : Sorry only Japanese is available..


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