CONVERSATION PLATFORM 2018

The speakers include Odile Burluraux (Curator at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris), Patricia Chen (Writer, Specialist on the Asian art scene), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou), Sou Fujimoto (Architect), Yuko Hasegawa (Artistic Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and Professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts), Martina Koeppel-Yang (Independent Scholar and Curator, expert on contemporary Chinese art), Akiko Miki (International Artistic Director at the Benesse Art Site in Naoshima), Kodama Kanazawa (Senior deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan), and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London).

In addition, the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris,  in collaboration with ASIA NOW, will organize a special Japanese program including a talk with Makoto Aida, a lecture on Japanese avant-garde photography with Lilian Froger, and a round-table discussion on Art after Fukushima, featuring artists such as Teppei Kaneuji.

This Conversation series is complemented this year by an enhanced video programme, presenting video art and documentaries, both by and about artists.

 

Wednesday 17 October

3 pm - 4 pm

“The power of site-specific contemporary art and architecture to revitalise local communities and to attract international visitors - a few case studies in Japan” by Anne Alene

Anne Alene organises trips to Japan for top art institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as for art collectors and philanthropists.


4 pm - 5 pm

“On ‘2nd Floorism” with Makoto Aida, artist and Catherine David, chief curator at the Centre Pompidou

The controversial artist discusses his installation, which examines the nature of cities and questions what is the best place to live.



5 pm - 6 pm

“ Teppei Kaneuji & Reiko Tsubaki: conversation” with Teppei Kaneuji, artist and Reiko Tsubaki, curator at the Mori Art Museum

A discussion around the artist’s works, which investigate the mass consumption of contemporary Japanese culture and transcend the boundaries between sculpture and performance.

6pm - 7pm

Off-site Programme at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris

“L’art après Fukushima (Post Fukushima Art Scene) By Clélia Zernik, professor in aesthetics, in conversation with Teppei Kaenuji, artist and Nile Koetting, artist

Clélia Zernik examines the creative impulse born from the March 11, 2011 tragedy.

Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris : 14, rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris


Thursday 18 October

11 am - 12:00 pm

Negotiation and Negation: Thinking "Chiiki (Community) Art" from a Historical Context by Kodama Kanazawa, senior deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan and Clélia Zernik, professor in aesthetics at The Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Why are there so many art festivals/triennials in Japan? What is the reason for the rise of "community art"? In this talk, Kodama Kanazawa discuss the topic within the scope of Japan's self-imposed cultural imperialism, and introduce the dynamics of art between governments, artists, and local people.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

“Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection” by Akiko Miki, International artistic director, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima

Akiko Miki introduces one of the most unconventional collector’s stories in Japan, that of the artist Takashi Murakami, who has been actively engaged in collecting in recent years.



3 pm - 4 pm

“Mingei et Wabi Sabi, Are You Here ?” with Nicolas Trembley, curator Syz Collection, Constantin Chariot, director of La Patinoire Royale and Nathalie Guiot, art collector and founder of Foundation Thalie, ThalieLab, Bruxelles. Moderated by Emmanuelle de Montgazon

Nicolas Trembley presents the exhibition “Mingei: Are You Here?” (Pace London and New York, 2014) and discusses the resurgence of craft and of the Wabi Sabi philosophy and aesthetics in contemporary art with Constantin Chariot and Nathalie Guiot.

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4 pm - 5 pm

"Wind and Water" directed by Felicitas Yang, presented by Martina Köppel-Yang, moderated by Lin Zuqiang

Wind and Water is part of Felicitas Yang's ongoing project, a series of short documentaries about Chinese contemporary artists. She visited Zheng Guogu's hometown where she filmed three different venues that Zheng conceived and developed as artistic projects.

5 pm - 6 pm

“About Virtual Reality in Contemporary Art” with Karen Levy, collector and founder of The Art of this Century, Sylvain Levy, collector, founder of  DSL collection, Sandra Nedvetskaia, Khora Contemporary and Eric Karsenty, editor in chief at Fisheye magazine

6pm - 7pm

Off-site Programme at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris

“I have been creating these things for 30 years in Tokyo” by Makoto Aida, artist

Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris : 14, rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris


Friday 19 October

11 am - 12:00 pm

"The patrimonial logic in contemporary art" with Jérôme Barré, Attorney at law, Franklin, Ivana Zivanovic and Adea Meidani from the firm CMS Francis Lefebvre.



12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

“Le marché de l’art est-il sujet aux excès” (Is the art market subject to excesses?) with Georgina Adam, author and Roxana Azimi, journalist and art critic (Le Monde, l’Hebdo du Quotidien de l’Art)

Book signing of Dark Side of the Boom by Georgina Adam - This book scrutinises the excesses and extravagances that arose in the wake of the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market.

Book signing of Guide Hazan de l'art contemporain by Roxana Azimi - This publication, written by one of the leading French specialists on the art market, aims to guide undecided buyers through the complex field of international contemporary art.

2 pm - 3 pm

“Liu Bolin” with Liu Bolin, artist, Romain Degoul, founder of the Galerie Paris-Beijing and Liyu Yeo, independent curator

Liyu Yeo introduces the works of Liu Bolin and the artist’s his new collaborative project with Ruinart.



5 pm - 6:30 pm

"New Energy in Chinese Art : Zhao Zhao" and "New Energy in Chinese Art : Wang Yuyang" Directed by Fabien Pacory, with the support of John Dodelande Collection. Followed by a conversation with Jean Marc Decrop, collector

Fabien Pacory paints a portrait of the new generation of artists in China.


Saturday 20 October

11 am - 1 pm

“Around Chinese Animated Films” , Presented by Odile Burluraux, curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, with Gerben Schermer, creator and director of the Holland Animation Film Festival, Lise Li, Vanguard Gallery, and Thomas Sauvin, artist

This talk examines the evolution of Chinese animated films, with particular attention to the new generation of artists that emerged in the 2010s and are close to contemporary art.

1 pm - 2 pm

Sou Fujimoto, Architect and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director at the Serpentine Galleries, London

A discussion around Reja, Sou Fujimoto’s work on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which is currently on display in Tirana, Albania.


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Films on Collecting Asian Art – Patricia Chen in Feature”, curated by CoBo Social  / “The 24-Hour Art Practice” (55 min) /  “Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary” (25 min), followed by a conversation with Patricia Chen, art writer, producer/director (Leading Patrons of Asian Art), moderated by Selina Ting (CoBo Social)

The film 24-Hour Art Practice takes a look at Dr. Oei (OHD), a whimsical godfather of Indonesian art who amassed one of the most significant collections of modern Indonesian art.

Uli Sigg: China’s Art Missionary traces the journey of Swiss art collector Uli Sigg into the heart of the Chinese cultural space as a preserver and custodian of cultural assets which are not his own.

5 pm - 6:30 pm

“Video Art Asia Screening Part 1” , curated by CoBo Social

A selection of 25 cutting-edge video works by 20 Asia-based artists will be presented to collectively reflect the shifting perspectives and sensibility of a whole new generation of artists grown up in the rapid economic transformation in the Asian societies.

6:30 pm - 8 pm

“Discussion”

With Selina Ting, director and editor-in-chief of Cobo Social,  Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître, collectors, and Marcella Lista, curator, art historian, director of the new media service at the Centre Pompidou.


Sunday 21 October

11 am - 12:30 pm

“Video Art Asia Screening Part 2” , curated by CoBo Social

A selection of 25 cutting-edge video works by 20 Asia-based artists will be presented to collectively reflect the shifting perspectives and sensibility of a whole new generation of artists grown up in the rapid economic transformation in the Asian societies.

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

« “AÏ (Love)”, 1962-1963 / 8mm / b&w / sound / 1E / 10' 00 by Takahiko Iimura, Introduced by Masayuki Kawai, video artist

Takahiko Iimura, whose recent work is presented by Mori Yu Gallery, is a pioneer of experimental video and expanded cinema in Japan. He is close to the members of Fluxus, including Yoko Ono who created the soundtrack to this seminal piece.

12:45 pm - 2 pm

“Kusama-Infinity,” (1h20) directed by Heather Lenz

Trailblazer Yayoi Kusama’s turbulent quest to become a world famous artist is documented in Kusama-Infinity. Born in a conservative family in Japan, Kusama battled racism and sexism in the 1960s New York art scene, to become one of the top-selling female artists in the world today.

2 pm - 3:30 pm

“From Japanorama to Fukami exhibitions”  with Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Yuko Hasegawa looks back on the recent exhibitions she has curated from the perspective of emerging art in Japan.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo in conversation with Kohei Nawa.

The artist discusses his recent works, including Throne on display in the Louvre Pyramid.