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Setouchi International Art Festival 2010 Talk

Sense Art Studio is pleased to present to you a talk on

"Setouchi International Art Festival " by Mr. Fram Kitagawa, General Director of Art Setouchi 2010

Date: May 24, 2010 (Monday)
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Venue: KKLG109, KK Leung Building, University of Hong Kong

Setouchi International Art Festival

The first inaugural Arts Setouchi 2010 will take place July through October of this year. The location is Seto Inland Sea of Japan, the area between Honshu and Shikoku, and will span 7 islands and 1 city port.

These traditional farming islands currently face population decline through aging and urban migration, thus losing their traditional characteristics. Setouchi International Art Festival 2010 aims to bring energy and vitality back to the islands by celebrating cultural exchange between visitors and local inhabitants through the use of contemporary art and architecture.

The festival will feature numerous art creations by well-known international artists and architects, in collaboration with the local communities on the islands. The festival is expected to attract visitors from all over the world, enjoying the scenic landscape, art and architecture, local tradition and culture, and also direct interaction with local communities.

Sense Art Studio is honoured to be given the opportunity to curate and organise artistic events on Shodoshima, the largest of 7 islands involved in this festival. Hong Kong artists, students, university researchers and gallery staff will be presenting their artistic creations at the festival alongside many international artists.

Mr. Fram Kitagawa

Mr. Fram Kitagawa, the General Director of Art Setouchi 2010 will be the speaker at this talk. Besides being responsible for Art Setouchi, Mr. Kitagawa is also the Founder and General Director of the world renounced Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial since its inception in 2000. He also holds the position of Director of Chichu Museum on Naoshima, Professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design, as well as being the Chairman of Art Front Gallery.

Other Guests from Japan:
Mr. Horiyasu Manada, Chairman of Kagawa Prefectural Assembly
Ms. Hitomi Fujita, Manager of Organisation for Promotion of Tourism in Shikoku
Mr. Yuji Kudai, General Secretary of Art Setouchi Executive Committee
Mr. Takashi Furukawa, Staff of Art Setouchi Executive Committee
Mr. Seiichiro Ohba, President of Ohba Sangyo Inc., Takamatsu JC Senior
Mr. Yoshimasa Doi, Staff of Kagawa Tourism Association

The Talk

Besides describing the mission, rationale and production of Arts Setouchi, the talk will outline the important and exciting artists and art creations that will be featured at the coming festival.

*The talk is open to the public and will be conducted in Japanese with English interpretation.

Please go to http://gened.hku.hk/art_setouchi for reservation.
For enquires and further information, you can email us at studio@senseart.hk or call 3487 4540.