30 Jan クロストーク #04 Part 4 of AIO’s “Art Cross Talk”
Off-Center – Re-locating contemporary art practice in a globalizing context
The 2020 Corona pandemic has very suddenly halted an extended phase of “creative” globalization defined by cross-border mobility and the dominating influence of biennial-triennial kind of big international art festivals that have, for the better or the worse, created a global standard in regard to contemporary art.
Having been restrained to a spatially defined context for a while has provided us with a perspective that was vanishing during our restless mobility and made us aware of how much movement and international cultural exchange had become a part of our everyday experience.
For many the forced confinement has triggered a re-focussing on local issues and opened up a new view on the environment in front of our eyes. We are able to discover things in our direct surroundings that at times can appear more exotic than some of the far away destinations that amazingly cheap airfares made so accessible to us.
With vaccination starting around the globe we can hope to get back to some form of normal soon, but the experience of a global pandemic has changed our perception in ways that we are still grasping to understand. As part of AIO’s “Art Cross Talk” series we would like to discuss this topics with a focus on being “Off-Center” and while sharing experiences of people from various locations and backgrounds.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online round-table on January 30. 2021 to share your localized experience and exchange ideas about possible future cooperations and common goals for post-Corona international exchange.
Besides introducing AIO we aim at connecting an international network of artists, curators and art spaces with some relation to Okinawa to facilitate artists residences to and from okinawa and also to realize exhibitions and art projects in Okinawa with international participation.
Saturday, January 30th, 2021 / 19:30〜21:30 （120分）
• A short self-intro of participants… where are you, how are you, what are you up to?
• How about the current situation in relation to art practice in your place?
• How has Corona affected the art practice and especially international cultural exchange for you?
• What is the post-Corona outlook? What might change, what are your ideas for post-Corona art practice, themes and possible international cooperations.
Art Initiative Okinawa (AIO) is a non-for-profit organization established in 2020 in order to facilitate contemporary art practice and support artists in Okinawa and to connect the Okinawan art scene to the world. AIO is organizing online talks on a number of contemporary art issues connecting global and local viewpoints.
AIO Titus Spree
AIO Naoko Uchima
AIO Website http://www.artinokinawa.com
AIO Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ArtInOkinawa
AIO Instagram https://www.instagram.com/art.initiative.okinawa/
Soundscape Okinawa https://soundscape.okinawa/
Off-Center roundtable – Participants and links
Titus Spree (AIO director based in Okinawa, Japan) http://titusspree.com/
Naoko Uchima (AIO director based in Okinawa, Japan) https://www.esm-okinawa.com/
Florian Baron (Filmmaker and artist based in Berlin, Germany) https://florianbaron.com/
Asher Arnon (Professor of Creative Arts at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, based in Tel Aviv, Israel)
Masaru Iwai (Artist based in Tokyo, Japan) http://masaruiwai.com/
Yukihiro Taguchi (Artist based in Berlin, Germany) https://yukihirotaguchi.wordpress.com/
Marc Dusseiller (Transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist based in Zurich, Swiss)
Chiara Ciccarello (Artist and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany) https://ciccaboom.com/
Chang Yoong Chia & Ming Wah (Artists based in Tangkak, Malaysia) https://yoongchia.wixsite.com/changyoongchia
Makoto Maruyama (Musician and sound-engineer based in Okinawa, Japan) https://jujumo.net/
Kaya Hanasaki (Artists, Performer based in Tokyo, Japan) https://kayahanasaki.tumblr.com/
Ken & Julia Yonetani (Artists based in Kyoto, Japan) http://kenandjuliayonetani.com/
Lim Sokchanlina (Artist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) http://limsokchanlina.com/
Masaya Hiraoka (AIO member, Artist based in Okinawa, Japan) https://www.hiraokamasaya.com/
Ryu Oyama (Artist based in Okinawa, Japan) https://www.ryuoyama.com/
Shin Asato (Artist based in Okinawa, Japan) https://shinasato.wixsite.com/home
Linda Havenstein (Artist based in Berlin, Germany) http://www.lindahavenstein.com/
Delphine Talbot (Color designer, Educator, Artist based in Toulouse, France) https://delphinetalbot.wixsite.com/color-designer
Hitomi Hasegawa (Director at Miaca -Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art, based in Hong Kong)
Chiho Higa (AIO member, co-founder of World Youth Uchinanchu Association, based in Okinawa, Japan)
Natsue Shibuya (AIO member, Student at the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, based in Okinawa, Japan)
Kirill Gettmann (Member of the Nippon Connection Film Festival management team, based in Frankfurt, Germany)
Emiko Kato (Independent curator based in Tokyo, Japan)
Sugano Matsusaki (Artist based in Berlin, Germany) https://suganomatsusaki.com/
Atsushi Mizutani (Artists based in Taipei, Taiwan) https://mizukanishi.wixsite.com/mysite
Heishin Kim (Associate Professor at the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, based in Okinawa, Japan) http://www.okigei.ac.jp/outline/teachers/tc-arts/tc-art-studies/art-studies-kim.html
Yuhki Sai (Artist based in Okinawa, Japan) http://saiyuhki.com/
Okinawa Prefectural Arts Council