THE 18TH JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL: SYMPOSIUM

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

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From February 4th, The Exhibition of Award-winning Works of The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival has started and 150 associated events will be held in the exhibiting term. First, a symposium “Possible to describe Media Arts?” is held at The National Art Center, Tokyo on February 5th.

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In museum, saving works, works of repair and re-production, recording such as visual materials and catalogs, digitization of related documents, and database of information…. Speakers are to talk about “how we can describe information surrounding art”. In recent years, as the “archive” surrounding art has been discussed in various places, especially in this symposium, in the media art intensive new technology and expressions, they introduce the way of thinking by archivists, and some cases of museums and educational institutions .

The Exhibition of Award-winning Works of The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival
Associated Event: theme symposium “Possible to describe Media Arts?”

Date: February 5th, 2015
Opening hours: 15:00 – 17:00
Place: 3rd floor of The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: 250 people
Podium: Sen Uesaki (an archivist and lecturer at Keio University Art Center), Yuka Uematsu (a Jury of Art Division/a Curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka), Tomonari Higaki (the work selected by Jury of Art Division: A Woman Imprisoned – by Kuniharu Akiyama’s Poetry for a Tape Recorder), Shohei Yamaguchi (Assistant professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University, CIAN/Center for Interlocal Art Network)
Moderator: Shigeru Matsui (a Jury of Art Division, a poet, Assistant Professor at Art Media Center, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Pre-registration: Here
http://j-mediaarts.jp

Text: Aya Shomura

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