[SYMPOSIUM] LIVING KOGEI: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CRAFT FROM THE ISE COLLECTION

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time: 15:30 – 17:30
Venue: 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
Language: English or Japanese (*with consecutive interpretation)
Cost: Free admission, all are welcome. Please click here to register
Co-organisers: The Ise Foundation and University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
 
 
Speakers:
Benjamin Chiesa, Assistant Curator, UMAG
Florian Knothe, Director, UMAG
Yukito Nishinaka, Glass artist, Chiba prefecture, Japan
Yui Shakunaga, Metal artist, Toyama prefecture, Japan
Annie Wan, Assistant Professor (Ceramics), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Sunny Wang, Assistant Professor (Glass Art), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University 
 
Organised in conjunction with the exhibition Living Kogei: Contemporary Japanese Craft from the Ise Collection, this afternoon symposium will feature three presentations and a roundtable discussion on the subject of tradition and reinvention in contemporary Japanese craft. The speakers include two prominent artists whose works are featured in the exhibition, scholars specialising in contemporary craft from Hong Kong Baptist University, and the curators of the exhibition. The first hour will provide an overview of the exhibition and the work of the exhibited artists. The second will explore issues of mentorship and training in various craft industries, the level of governmental and private support for these industries, as well as some of the challenges facing artists as they navigate the space between traditional and contemporary practice in the crafts—both in Japan and around the world. 

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