Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

FOREGROUND // FORESIGHT: REGIONAL ARTS LED NARRATIVES FROM JAPAN

Christian Boltanski & Jean Kalman, “Last Class” (2006), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale - Photo by T. Kuratani

HOW ART CAN HELP SHAPE OUR REGIONAL FUTURE.

On Friday 15 October, Asialink Arts and Cementa inc. are joining forces to host an online symposium exploring the potential of art to impact the future of regional communities.

Taking Cementa’s experience as an arts festival in the post-industrial town of Kandos as context, Asialink Arts will present two events as a part of  The Spirit of ’21 online festival.

Foreground // Foresight reviews the history of Japan’s pioneering, locally situated and internationally focused arts festivals and platforms and explores the impacts and changes that have resulted from them. Asialink Arts will present arts leaders and best practice examples from Japan – where art, culture and reinvigorated industry development programs in regional locations have transformed communities over two decades.

Fram Kitagawa, founder of Art Front, and the world-renowned Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Triennial will open with a keynote presentation followed by a panel discussion with speakers Teiko Hinuma, Norikazu Sato and Andrew Burns. Panellists will discuss community led activation and the role of culture in regional regeneration with a view to sparking broader conversation around how these strategies can be employed here in Australia.

This program is presented under Asialink Arts’ new
strategic initiative Regional // Regional.

Starting 11:45am on Friday 15 October.

For more detail and to register please visit: https://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/…/foreground-foresight

Image Credits (also on the image file):
1: Christian Boltanski & Jean Kalman, “Last Class” (2006), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Photo by T. Kuratani.
2: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov “Rice Fields” (2000), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Photo by Anzai.