Talks and Lectures

ARCUS Project runs the lecture series Art College, which introduces audiences to the relationship between contemporary art and society in accessible ways, and various talks with specialists in art and related fields. At Art College, participants untangle the history of art, learn about the work and practices of artists, and examine art trends emerging both in Japan and internationally, deepening their understanding of the world as well as art. Usually held during the residency period, the talks feature guest speakers and topics selected for their relevance to the current resident artists. Previous topics have included the current state of climate change discourse, travel in the age of a pandemic, the planet’s natural cycle as a framework for thinking and creating, and transnational perspectives in artistic practices, all helping audiences decode our world together from a range of perspectives.

Past Talks


Probing the Memories from across the Sea
Speakers: Yamamoto Hiroki (Cultural Studies Scholar, Artist, Lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art), Ozawa Keisuke (Director, ARCUS Project)


Talk Ecology as Making, Opening Up, and Decomposing
Speakers: Fujihara Tatsushi (Historian/Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University), Ozawa Keisuke


Talk Travel and Identity
Speakers: Araki Yu (Artist), Ono Masatsugu (Writer), Ozawa Keisuke