“What is Socially Engaged Art?” June 25

Lecture: Socially Engaged Art in Asia Pacific

The term “socially-engaged art” has been used in the West since the early 2000s, but there has been little examination of the extensive number of cases in which it has been employed in Asia Pacific. There have been dynamic relationships between art and social activism for decades in Japan; and recently the number of art projects undertaken in the name of social revitalization are increasing. Why is such activism emerging? And what kind of social change will it bring? What does creating such works, projects, and movements mean for art and greater society? This lecture series aims to find new perspectives from the Asian region in both art and society amidst these complex developments through examining domestic and foreign case studies.

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Date
25 June 2017
Time
14:00-17:30
Guests
Hiroshi Fuji (Artist/Professor, Akita Art University)
Meruro Washida (Curator, Kanazawa 21st Century Art Museum)
James Jack (Artist/Researcher, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)
Facilitator
Yuichiro Nagatsu (Assistant Professor, Social Art Lab Kyushu University)
Venue
Former Daimyo Elementary School, Fukuoka

 

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