GA TALK 024 “Continuing to Respond to Circumstances, Conditions, and Environments” by Hiroyuki Hattori (Curator / Associate professor, Akita University of Art / Affiliate Professor, Kyoto University of the Arts)

Exhibition in Japan of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Cosmo-Eggs, ARTIZON museum, 2020

GLOBAL ART TALK 024 “Continuing to Respond to Circumstances, Conditions, and Environments” by Hioyuki Hattori (Curator/Associate professor, Akita University of Art/Affiliate Professor, Kyoto University of the Arts)

For Global Art Talk 024, we invite curator Hiroyuki Hattori to talk about the behind the scene happenings of the exhibitions and art projects he has been involved with up to now.
Hattori has completed various exhibitions and art projects of different scales and circumstances. Among them, many involve observing the current situation of places and people then attempting to respond to them. Rather than starting with a void or blank white sheet of paper, projects have been given shape by making connections and disconnections of things that already exist, visualizing and re-arranging contexts. Hattori will introduce the production process of these projects, how they are realized, while introducing several exhibitions.

About the Talk

Time/Date:18:30-20:00 2020.11.14.
Admission:Free (Booking required)

*We will hold the Global Art Talk online this time to take preventive measures against the proliferation of COVID-19. Please kindly understand that we still have possibility to cancel this event depending on the circumstances.
*Information to access the online talk will be informed via email in advance.
*Talk is in Japanese only.

Organized by:Kyoto University of the Arts, Graduate School of Art and Design Studies/HAPS

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About the Speaker

Hiroyuki HATTORI
Following his graduation in architecture from Waseda University Graduate School in 2006, Hattori spent the next ten years curating at two major art centers, with a focus on their respective artist-in-residence programs. In addition to being involved in the residential artists’ research and production processes, Hattori also worked on various projects. In recent years, he has been teaching arts management, curating, project design and production of public sphere in a practical approach at Akita University of Art while also directing and creating program for Art Lab AICHI.He is the curator of "Cosmo-Eggs," the exhibition of the Japan Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2019.


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Connecting Kyoto and the World through Contemporary Art

The environment surrounding contemporary art has become vastly more complex over the past few decades. Faced with this situation, it is no easy task for artists to find a way to be active at a global level. Naturally, it is virtually impossible to get a firm grasp on the art scenes that are being produced concurrently all over the world. In particular, in neighboring Asian countries that are seeing rapid economic growth and modernization, there are more opportunities than ever before to show one’s work, taking into account the new art museums and art fairs that are being established, and the flourishing numbers of international exhibitions. Although global attention focused on this region has increased, the situation is quite different in Japan, where there is a general sense that the work of developing art-related institutions has been finished. However, it is precisely this state of affairs that has led to a renewed questioning of how global networks are constructed, a reconsideration of how institutionalization works, and the role of artists in society.
In Kyoto, art schools produce a large number of new artists each year. But what kinds of connections might one discover today between this center of traditional Japanese culture and the world of contemporary art that has grown ever more complex in this way? “Global Art Talk,” presented by HAPS and Kyoto University of the Arts, is a program where internationally active artists, curators, collectors, researchers, and gallerists, among others, are invited, and, through a series of dialogues, strives to provide a global perspective as well as deepen understanding.

The “GLOBAL ART TALK” is part of the Curatorial Research Program of the HAPS, which seeks to provide support to young emerging artists.

The Kyoto University of the Arts is dedicated to establishing an institution that will foster artists from Kyoto who aim to work in the contemporary art world at a global level.


MEDIA/ART KITCHEN- Reality Distortion Field, Jakarta/Kuala Lumpur/Manila/Bangkok/Aomori, 2013-2014, Photo: Kuniya Oyamada