Manifesta Director Hedwig Fijen was invited to take part in a Round table discussion on “Intra-continental Collaboration” in Tokyo, on the occasion of the Artist Residencies international conference, Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies / Res Artis General Meeting 2012
TOKYO held from October 26 to October 28, 2012.
The round table discussion was departing from the fact that networks within regions are an important factor around the world. Undeniably, however, Japan’s relationships with art centers like Europe and North America have been closer than those with neighboring countries. In a decentralizing world, networks within regions or continents have great significance and potential. This session will address the significance and potential of the many new projects furthering intra-continental dialogue that have sprung up together with Manifesta, a pioneering in Europe that stressed the need for sharing a sense of values.
● Hedwig Fijen (Director, Manifesta Foundation, The Netherlands) ● Kadija de Paula (Residencias en Red, Brazil) ● Natalie King (Director, Utopia @ Asialink, Australia) ● Sunjung Kim (Professor at the Korea National University of Arts /Artistic Director, Samuso, South Korea) ● Tan Boon Hui (Director, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore) ● Yusaku Imamura (Counselor on Special Issues to the Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Director, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan): moderator
More information on Res Artis General Meeting 2012 here
You can find images of the conference on flickr