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Public Lectures on Regional Revitalisation Through Art

The Setouchi International Art Festival 2010 was the first art event in the world using the sea (Seto Inland Sea) as a stage. The upcoming fifth Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial to be held in 2012 will have the mountains and rice-fields of Nigata Prefecture as its canvas. Both Festivals aim to use Art to bring vitality back to local communities suffering from depopulation and economic decay.  During the Festivals, site-specific works of art were created by artists in collaboration with local residents and supporters from all over the world.  As a result, contemporary art became a mean to encourage and celebrate cultural exchange between visitors and local residents.

Mr. Fram Kitagawa will discuss the visions and objectives of the Festivals during the lecture, as well as share with the audience his perspective and future direction of contemporary art. 

Artists and volunteers interested in participating in the fifth Echigo-Tsumari Triennial in 2012 will have a chance to meet the Festival organisers at the lecture.

Seminar One
International Art Festivals of Our Time: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial and Setouchi International Art Festival
Date  26 Feb 2011
Time  14:00-16:00
Venue  Bamboo/ Peacock Room,1/F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central

* VIP ticket is required

The Seminar will be conducted in Japanese with English Interpretation.

Seminar Two
The Power of Art: Cross-border Collaborations to Revitalise Declining Communities: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
Date  27 Feb 2011
Time  14:30-16:30
Venue  Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, No.135 Junction Road, Kowloon

The Seminar will be conducted in Japanese with Cantonese Interpretation.
You may download EDM here.

Fram Kitagawa

Mr Kitagawa is the Founder and General Director of the world-renowned Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial since its inception in 2000. He is the General Director of Art Setouchi 2010 and Chichu Museum in Naoshima, Professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design. He is active in a wide range of arts and cultural activities including publication, music production, curation, public art direction for cities, urban planning and art criticism.

Free Admission. Reservation is required.

Programme Enquiries, Seat Reservation: studio@senseart.hk | 3487 4540

More details can be viewed on www.senseart.hk.