To Think about the Future of Art Centers (Japanese only)
Many art centers have been established throughout Japan. Art centers are multi-cultural institutions, whose functions differ from museums. There are various art centers in the Kansai region; the Kobe Art Village Center (opened in 1996), Kyoto Art Center (opened in 2000), and Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture/enoco (opened in 2012). Takarazuka Arts Center which will be open in Hyogo Prefecture in April 2020, will be added to the list. We will invite organizers of these art centers to come together and hold a symposium to discuss ideals and dreams for the future art centers.
- 7th(Sun) July
- Hotel Granvia Osaka, 20th floor, Crystal room
- Guest Speaker:
Masaki Hayashi (Chief director of general affairs at Kobe Art Village Center, managed by Kobe Cultural Foundation)
Mayumi Yamamoto (Chief program director at Kyoto Art Center)
Reiko Kohsaka (Chief Director in the Planning Department at Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture/enoco)
Mitsuko Koh (Project director at Takarazuka Arts Center ＆ Garden Planning Office)
- Yoshio Katoh (Guest professor at Osaka University of Arts・Director of Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Japan)
- Free (The fair entrance,1800yen, is needed.)
- 40 people
Chief director of general affairs at Kobe Art Village Center, managed by Kobe Cultural Foundation
Masaki Hayashi started working at Osaka Gas Business Create Co. LTD. in 1997. Through handling the art and management sections at Kobe Art Village Center, he became chief director of general affairs at Kobe Art Village Center, managed by Kobe Cultural Foundation, in 2017. As a technician at the silkscreen studio at the center, he also assists artists with their productions and supervises technical books.
Chief program director at Kyoto Art Center
As chief program director at Kyoto Art Center, Mayumi Yamamoto actively conducts genre-free programs and activities and oversees programs at Kyoto Art Center; an institution dedicated to supporting new creative activities. Major programs she has curated and organized in recent years include “Asia Corridor” at Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto and “Chikako Yamashiro <Mud Man>” at Kyoto Experiment 2018. She is currently working on an exhibition “Marcos Ávila Forero <repeated trace> ”, which will open in July 2019.
Chief Director in the Planning Department at Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture/enoco
Born in Osaka in 1981, Reiko Kohsaka worked at Osaka Contemporary Art Center between 2007 and 2009. She was involved in organizing programs including Osaka Art Kaleidoscope 2008 and AQUA METROPOLIS OSAKA 2009. After working for Setouchi Triennale 2010 and Osaka Canvas Project, she has been in charge of planning and management at enoco since its opening in 2012.
Project director at Takarazuka Arts Center ＆ Garden Planning Office
Mitsuko Koh is project director at Takarazuka Arts Center ＆ Garden Planning Office. After working as a curator at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, she went on to organize event programs at the Osaka Castle and the Expo ’70 Pavilion. She has curated numerous exhibitions including “Asian ceramic delta – Korea, Taiwan and Japan”, “The Legacy of Expo ‘70” and “Tower of the Sun RE-BIRTH”.
Guest professor at Osaka University of Arts・Director of Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Japan
Yoshio Katoh is an independent curator and art critic. Currently, he is president of Contemporary Art Planning Kato Yoshio Office, a member of International Association of Art Critics, and editor of art reviews in the art section of the Asahi Newspaper Osaka headquarter. He is a committee member of Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in Japan, a council committee member of Ashiya City Culture Promotion Foundation, and the director at Takarazuka Arts Center＆ Garden Planning Office. He is also a guest professor at Osaka University of Arts and a lecturer at Kindai University and Kobe University.