Since its opening in 2001, Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has collaborated with overseas artists and curators, art centers, cultural institutions, and other parties to put on exhibitions and related programs. TOKAS is launching TOKAS Project in 2018, a program to explore various themes such as art and society from a multicultural viewpoint. In TOKAS Project Vol. 1, TOKAS is welcoming Victor Wang, a curator based in London and Shanghai. "The Institute of Asian Performance Art: Tokyo" exhibition introduces three pioneers in video art from Japan, China, and South Korea while considering performance art and media.
Wang, the curator of this exhibition, has researched the history and development of performance art in East Asia. When he took part in the 2017 TOKAS Residency Program, he researched the history of Japanese performance art via the avant-garde art activities, such as High Red Center and Zero Jigen.
This exhibition will focus on three artists who are video art pioneers from Japan, China, and South Korea: IDEMITSU Mako, ZHANG Peili, and PARK Hyunki. It will showcase their works from that time while looking at their links to the contemporary era.
Organize： Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperation： Boers-Li Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, The Estate of Park Hyunki, Tokyo University of the Arts, David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF)
SPECIAL TALK by Victor WANG and ZHANG Peili
- Date: 10/9 (Tue) 18:30 - 20:30
- Speakers: ZHANG Peili, Victor WANG
- Moderator: MOURI Yoshitaka (Sociologist / Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
- Venue: Lecture Room 5-109, Faculty of Music, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts, (12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, TOKYO)
- Organizer: Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Global Arts, Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices
*Free admission / No booking required / With Chinese-Japanese interpreter.
*Participants for the artist talk are subject to change.
Information Provided by: Tokyo Arts and Space
Period: October 13,2018 (Sat) 〜 November 11,2018 (Sun)
Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo