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11/10(Wed), 11/13(Sat) On the Agenda of the Arts: Talks by Danny Yung, Ko Kitayama

On the Agenda of the Arts -Silent Voice, Talk Series Part 2 and 3
Venue: TWS Shibuya (1-19-8 Jinnan Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
*No reservation required
*Admission Free
*Japanese-English Translation

■11/10(Wed) 19:00 -
"Tradition and Future of Asia"
Guest: Danny Yung (Director of the Center for Contemporary Art, Hong Kong / Founder of Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong)

■11/13(Sat) 15:00 -
"Counterattack on Public: tokyo metabolizing"
Guest: Koh Kitayama (Architect (principal of architecture WORKSHOP) / Professor at Yokohama National University, Y-GSA (Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture))

Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya is now showing the exhibition entiled "On the Agenda of the Arts -Silent Voice-." In the fourth year of "On the Agenda of the Arts," we tackled the theme of cultural diversity by addressing issues shared across contemporary society and common even among those with varied cultural backgrounds through a series of dialogues, productions and exhibitions conducted in coordination with art centers around the world.

To commemorate the fourth year of this program, TWS is having a talk series to discuss on two agendas "New Commons" and "Perspective from Asia" with guests from various fields such as architecture or urban engineering.

For forthcoming sessions, we invite Danny Yung (Artistic Director, Hong Kong), and Ko Kitayama (Architect, Professor, Yokohama National University, Y-GSA, Commissioner of Japanese Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia ). Please join this inspiring talk!

◆Guest's Profile
Danny Yung
DANNY N.T. YUNG was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong at the age of five. In 1982, he founded Zuni Icosahedron, a Hong Kong art collective, and has been Artistic Director since 1985. In 2000, Yung organized an eleven weeks Festivals of Vision, a cross-cultural festival and conferences in Berlin and Hong Kong, involved 1000 artists and cultural practitioners from 35 cities in Asia and Europe. Currently, he is the policy advisor to Hong Kong government on several important cultural matters such as Creative Industries, West Kowloon Cultural District, and Planning of Cultural Hub. He has collaborated with UNESCO in initiating Arts in Education Observatory and the Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage, and is the founder of the HKICC School of Creativity in Hong Kong.

Koh Kitayama
Koh Kitayama was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1950. He graduated from Yokohama National University with a master's degree in architecture in 1980. He established WORKSHOP (architectural studio) with two others in 1978; established architecture WORKSHOP as principal in 1995. He is currently professor at Yokohama National University.  He is awarded Annual Architectural Design Commendation of AIJ in 1998 for Shiroishi Municipal No. 2 Elementary School (in collaboration), in 2004 for Katta Public General Hospital (in collaboration) and in 2010 for G-FLAT and JIA Award in 2006.

For further information about the exhibition and the talk series, please check the link here.