Title: Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan
: Yasuko FURUICHI(古市保子)
Description: rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan is a project designed to examine a number of approaches to a variety of features of Japanese contemporary culture, with an emphasis on how these are presented in art. To explore this objective, the projects is structured around four basic components: 1. Curatorial Exchange; 2. Thinking; 3. Artist-in-Residence; and 4. Exhibition.

Curators from Australia are invited to undertake contemporary art surveys in cities throughout Japan. Based on these surveys and related discussions, a group of Japanese artists were then invited to take part in the artist-in-residence programs in cities throughout Australia. The results of these programs were in turn staged at approximately ten sites in and around Melbourne.

The present catalogue focuses on the formative process involved in realizing the project. It includes five essays on the topic of Curatorial Exchange, proceedings of the Open Seminars, interviews with the three artists who participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program. Also featured in the catalogue are artworks and projects for the exhibitions in Australia and artist biographies.
Access Level: On-site
Location Code: EX.AUS.RTC
Language/s: English, Japanese
: Curatorial Exchange

Rapt! as a Passage - Yukihiro HIRAYOSHI(平芳幸浩)

Bogan - Stuart KOOP

Isolation and Solidarity in the Immersive Age: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Japanese Society, Communication and Art - Shihoko IIDA(飯田志保子)

Prismatic Japan: Angles on Contemporary Art from Japan - Philip BROPHY

Dear PB, - Fumihiko SUMITOMO(住友文彥)


Open Seminar 01: The Present State of Youth Culture and Theoretical Discussions of Cities: from Street Culture to Urban Redevelopment in the Post-'80s

Open Seminar 02: In the Problem Really a Problem?

Open Seminar 03: Fiction and Reality in Contemporary Japanese Culture


Kimura Yuki in conversation with Max Delany

Takamine Tadasu in conversation with Steve Eland
: (Group) Atelier Bow-Wow(アトリエ・ワン), Taira NISHIZAWA, Nobuya HOKI(法貴信也), Lieko SHIGA(志賀理江子), Tomoaki ISHIHARA(石原友明), Yutaka SONE(曾根裕), Ryoko AOKI(青木陵子), Zon ITO(伊藤存), Kazuna TAGUCHI(田口和奈), Hirofumi KATAYAMA(片山博文), Kyota TAKAHASHI(高橋匡太), Rei NAITO(內藤礼), Tadasu TAKAMINE(高嶺格), Shiro TAKATANI(高谷史郎), Yuki KIMURA(木村友紀), Asako NARAHASHI(楢橋朝子), Naohiro UKAWA(宇川直宏), Yuken TERUYA(照屋勇賢), Tomoko KONOIKE(鴻池朋子), Jin KURASHIGE(倉重迅)
: Yukihiro HIRAYOSHI(平芳幸浩), Shihoko IIDA(飯田志保子), Fumihiko SUMITOMO(住友文彥)
Publisher/s: The Japan Foundation , Tokyo, Japan
Organiser/s: The Japan Foundation
Venue/s: City Square, Melbourne, Australia
Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
Monash University Museum of Art, Australia
West Space, Melbourne, Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia
Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Australia
Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Nillumbik Shire's Birrarung, Eltham, Australia
Year of Publication: 2006
No. of Pages: 245
No. of Copies: 2
Media Image: rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan - Cover
Content Type/s: catalogue
Keyword/s: talk, conference, exchange programme, Curatorial Practice, artist residency, Japan


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