Curator Talk by Hasegawa Yuko


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Join leading Japanese art curator Hasegawa Yuko, for a special talk at Japan House London revealing the processes and inspiration behind a number of her high-profile international art curation projects. 

Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and former Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2016–2021), Hasegawa has curated numerous exhibitions in Japan and around the world. 

These include Japan House London’s exhibition Symbiosis: Living Island which explored the large-scale art and architecture initiative Inujima ‘Art House Project’ which Hasegawa also leads as Artistic Director. This living art project aims to bring life back into the island of Inujima and ensure its longevity through art, pavilions and creative projects which are inextricably connected with their surroundings. 

During the event at Japan House London, Hasegawa discusses her approach to curation with reference to the Inujima 'Art House Project' and her other recent curation projects in Japan and abroad. 

About the Speaker 

Hasegawa Yuko is director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2021–present), Professor in Curatorial Studies at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (2016–present) and Artistic Director of Inujima ‘Art House Project’ (2011–present). Hasegawa has also been Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016 – March 2021).

She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the 2nd Thailand Biennale, Korat (2021); Symbiosis: the lived island, Japan House São Paulo (2021): Sharjapan 3: Remain Calm, Sharjah Art Foundation (2021); rhizomatiks_multiplex, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2021); Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2020); Dumb Type | Actions + Reflections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2019–2020); Sharjapan 2: Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics, Japanese Performance and Sound Art, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019–2020); Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019–2020); Intimate distance. Masterpieces of the Ishikawa Collection, Montpellier Contemporain (2019); Sharjapan: The Poetics of Space, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019); Fukami: A Plunge into the Japanese Aesthetic, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris (2018); the 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017); and Japanorama: NEW VISION ON ART SINCE 1970, Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017).

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