- InterCommunication Center (3-20-2 Nishishinjyuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1404 Japan )
- 2020-02-22 ~ 2020-03-03
- The 4th International Symposium for Media Art “Open Media Culture: Collaborations, Networks, Exchange”
Possibilities for culture opened up by intersections of art and technology
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] will organize the 4th International Symposium for Media Art in conjunction with the exhibition “Open Possibilities: There is not only one neat way to imagine our futures,” which is running at ICC from January 2020.
Since 2016, the Asia Center has organized a series of international symposia with the aim of providing a forum for creating, disseminating, and networking art and culture in such fields as new media art and digital creativity.
Among art and technology trends in Asia, two tendencies have emerged: one that responds to technological and artistic demands globally through forms of expression that integrate the latest technologies; another that incorporates technology into historical and cultural contexts in each country to usher in new creative practices. While a prevalence exists across the region for “spectacle” that meets the desire for commercial or festive content, alternative scenes and new platforms that do not depend on existing art systems are also emerging.
Through the latest examples of artistic practices utilizing technology as well as transnational collaborative and collective projects, this symposium will reconsider the nature of art and culture in our globalized and networked society, the challenges faced today, and the possibilities for the future.
Panelists & Moderators
Bob EDRIAN (Curator of International Media Art Festival “Instrumenta,” Writer) [Indonesia]
FUJIWARA Chikara (Critic, artist / orangcosong) [Japan]
May Adadol INGAWANIJ (Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster) [Thailand / UK]
IWABUCHI Koichi (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Monash University) [Japan / Australia]
KIM Seong-Hee (Independent performing arts curator) [South Korea]
UMEDA Hiroaki (Choreographer, Dancer, Visual Artist) [Japan]
HATANAKA Minoru (Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]) [Japan]
HIROTA Fumi (Arts, Culture and Exchange Section 1, the Japan Foundation Asia Center) [Japan]
* Panelists and program contents may be subject to change.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:30–17:30
Venue: ICC 4F Special space
Capacity: 250 persons (Pre-registration required)
With simultaneous interpretation (Japanese–English)
Organizers: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, NTT InterComunication Center [ICC] (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation)