Orange Dialogue vol.2

Is art a mandarin orange? Is mandarin orange an art? -Through the ideas of cultivating heaven and earth and Kanae Yamamoto-

Friday 20 May, 19-21:00 pm JST


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A place to delve deeper into ‘oranges’ through art and culture, this is the second edition of the ‘Orange Dialogue’!

This year’s theme is “the Relationship between Agriculture and Art”, and up-and-coming art historian Hiroki Yamamoto, who is scheduled to publish The Art Theory of the Post-Humanocene: A History of Art and Nature in May this year, will be invited to talk about the “Farmers’ art collective of Amatsuchi Kosaku, an avant-garde artists’ collective in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, formed in the late 1980s, and print artist Kanae Yamamoto’s The talk will focus on “the agriculturalisation of art and the art of agriculture”, using the example of the Amatsuchi Kosaku avant-garde artists’ collective in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, which formed in the late 1980s, and the printmaker Yamamoto Ting’s Farmers’ Art movement.

After the lecture, Mr.Hiroki Yamamoto and Mr. Masatomo Fukushima of the locally-based sound art unit AWAYA will be joined by Mr. Yamamoto for a talk entitled ‘Artification of Oranges? -A real dialogue between artist and farmer”, a dialogue will be held on the relationship between art and agriculture, based on their practices of growing oranges, creating artworks and their own practices.

<Date and time>
Friday 20 May, 19-21:00 pm
Place : online
Fee: Free
Application: Reservations are required for viewing, please apply via Peatix.

19:00 – ‘Lecture: Agriculturalisation of Art, Artification of Agriculture – The example of the Hamamatsu avant-garde artists’ group Amatsuchi-Kosaku and the printmaker Yamamoto Ting’s peasant art movement’ By Hiroki Yamamoto

20:00- ‘Conversation: the artification of oranges? -A real dialogue between an artist and a farmer” By Hiroki Yamamoto, Masatomo Fukushima, Yuto Yabumoto, Manabu Shimoda

<Guest Speaker: Hiroki Yamamoto>

Born 1986, Chiba, Japan. After graduating from Hitotsubashi University with a BA in Sociology, she completed her MA and PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Transnational Art Research, University of the Arts London from 2013-18. After working as a researcher at the Asian Cultural Centre in South Korea, a post-doctoral fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Art Creation, Tokyo University of the Arts, she has been a lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Art Studies, since 2009. He is the author of Contemporary Art History: Europe, America, Japan and the Transnational (sole author, Chuokoron Shinsha , 2019), Media and Culture in Transnational Asia: Divergence and Convergence (co-author, Rutgers University Press, 2020), Thinking Racism (co-author, Republic of China, 2021) and others. A Theory of Art in the Post-Humanocene: A History of Art of Man and Nature will be published in May this year.

<Guest speaker: Mr Masatomo Fukushima/AWAYA>

Born 1972 in Itami, Hyogo. AWAYA moved to Nakabeji in 2007, and in the course of his life as a farmer living close to nature, AWAYA uses the sounds he hears every day as a source of inspiration, expressing the mysteries of the universe and life in a unique sound world. He produces “sound artworks” that express the mysteries of the universe and the wonders of life in a unique sound world, and develops music, live performances and installation exhibitions. For the Kinan Art Week 2021, he produced and provided the music for Kohei Maeda’s ‘Breathing’, which cleverly incorporates the sound world of Kumano’s nature. Website:http://awayajp.com/

<Interviewer: Yabumoto Yuto, Chairperson of the Kinan Art Week Executive Committee>

Born 1988, Kinan region, Wakayama Prefecture. For more than ten years, she has lived in Cambodia, Laos and other countries, providing grants and exhibition support to art collectives and other organisations in various regions. She is currently studying anthropology, folklore and contemporary art in the doctoral course at Akita, with an interest in myths, legends, fables and folklore of the Asian region. Major exhibitions include Kinan Art Week 2021 and the exhibition Zomi Immigrant on the water – Contemporary Art from the Mekong Region (Osaka).

<Interviewer: Manabu Shimoda, Executive Director, Kinan Art Week>

Born in 1980 in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Shimoda moved to the Kinan region of Wakayama Prefecture four years ago and has been involved in various projects while connecting diverse people, things and activities in the region. He is involved in all aspects of the Kinan Art Week, from planning to operation, and provides behind-the-scenes support as secretary-general.