Arts Maebashi


Arts Maebashi Symposium -3 days Symposium about Art and Local Communities-

2014.02.14 - 2014.02.16


【Past Event】

In recent years, there are more and more endeavors to relate local communities to art. Is art a veritable panacea for regional development as expected in these cases? Does art really bring more tourists into local communicates and liven them up?

This symposium invites panelists from home and abroad and will consist of case presentation, talk session, round table conference over the course of three days. We hope this will be an opportunity for those who work to relate community and art and those who surround them to learn from each other to produce new ideas.

Friday 14/Saturday 15/ Sunday 16 February 2014
Venues:Arts Maebashi / International exchange plaza hall / M box(Share Flat Babakkawa 1F / Dairen ji / Maebashi Literature Museum 3F hall
Admission:Free Booking not required


Program Time Table

[Friday 14 February]
18:00 -19:30
Report on Community Art Project by Arts Maebashi
Venue:Arts Maebashi Speakers: Sumitomo Fumihiko (Director of Arts Maebashi), Zon Ito (Artist), Chie Koda (Artist), Hirofumi Masuda (Artist)

[Satuday 15 February]
Talk Session 1: CASE STUDY: Artist in Residence Programs
Venue: International exchange plaza hall
Speakers: Mami Odai (“Artist in residence” Researcher and Director), Yuken Teruya (Artist), Makiko Matake (Independent Curator), Jin Kwon (Curatorial Director, 4th Anyang Public Art Project (APAP), South Korea)
Moderator: Sachiko Kanno (Japan Foundation / Program Coordinator)
Interviewers: Takayuki Yagi (Artist/ Ya-gins), Tetsuo Kitamura(Artsist/ Associate Professor, Gunma University)

Talk Session 2: Globalization and Local Culture
Venue: Dairenji Speakers: Shinya Ominami (Director of NPO Green Valle), Tetsuo Yamashige (Art director/ Planner), Rowan Geddis (Gasworks Residencies Programmer)
Moderator: Kuniyuki Tomooka (Takasaki City University of Economics)
Interviewers: Masaki Oka (Maebashi City FM Producer/ Maebashi 〇〇-bu), Mitdutoshi Hashizume(Jomo University Network/Takasaki Agency, President-director)

Talk session 3: Creativie Industry and Economy
Venue:Maebashi Literature Museum 3F hall
Speakers: Soichi Ueda (Director of General incorporated association Think the Earth / Producer), Hitoshi Hokamura (Chairperson of Evernote Japanese subsidiary’s), Pauline J. Yao (M+ curator)
Moderator: Hitoshi Tanaka (J.I.N President-director)
Interviwers: Yo Fujisawa(Fujisawa Managing-director/ Maebashi〇〇-bu), Kaoru Hashimoto (Architect/ FRASCO-Chief Director)

Talk Session 4: Regeneration and Art
Venue: M box(Share Flat Babakkawa 1F)
Speakers: Masato Nakamura (Artist / Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts College), Katsuhiko Hotta (Chojyamachi Community Development Co., Ltd. Director ), Jun’ya Yamaide (Representative of NPO “BEPPU PROJECT” Artist )
Moderator: Shinya Sato (Associate professor, Nihon University/ Architect)
Interviewers: Tatsuro Okada (Oriental Gunma PR & Planning manager), Sawako Kanai (Artist/ Director of Maebashi Works) Venue: M box(Share Flat Babakkawa 1F)

[Sunday 16 February]
Reports on each talk session

Discussion: Art and Local Community
Venue: Arts Maebashi