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12/4(Sat) On the Agenda of the Arts: Round-Talk (Guests; Kazue Kobata, Christine Tohme and more)

Venue: TWS Shibuya

15:00-15:30 Artist Talk
" Video Essay from Lebanon"
Guest: Nesrine Khodr
(Artist, Lebanon)

15:30-16:30 Guest Talk
Guest: Christine Tohme
(Director of Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts)

16:45-18:30 Round-Table
Kazue Kobata
(Professor, Department of Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Christine Tohme
Kyungwon Moon (Artist, South Korea)
Marwa Arsanios (Artist, Lebanon)
Nesrine Khodr (Artist, Lebanon)
Yusaku Imamura (Director of Tokyo Wonder Site)
Moderator: Kayoko Iemura (Program Director of Tokyo Wonder Site)


*On Dec/4th, some of the works on this exhibition will be closed from 14:00-18:30 due to this talk event. After the talk, we will resume the exhibition.


TWS Shibuya is now showing the exhibition entitled "On the Agenda of the Arts - Silent Voice - ". On this exhibition, 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. On December 4 (Sat.), TWS is having a Round-Table to discuss on two issues; "New Commons" and "Perspective from Asia." And just before the Round-Table, there also will be an artist talk and guest talk. Don't miss it !


◆Guest's Profile
Kazue Kobata
Professor at Department of Inter-Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan. Kazue Kobata lives in Tokyo. After working in publishing, Kazue Kobata has worked as an independent art producer, editor and translator. She was an adjunct curator and producer of De Appel in Amsterdam, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA and Art Radio in New York, worked as co-curator for Buzz Club--News from Japan (2001), and as curator for The Perpetual Moment (2004), Masato Okada Photos:  Mountains and the Sea, MIn Tanaka(2007). In 1982, she opened plan B, live space jointly run by artists in Nakano, Tokyo. From 1988, she is Secretary General of the Executive Committee of Hakushu・Summer・Art・Festival (currently named Dance Hakushu). She is a translator of numerous books on contemporary art and music and science by writers including Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, and life-scientist Lyall Watson.

Christine Tohme
Born in 1964. Christine Tohme is a Beirut-based curator. She is the director and one of the founding members of The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan. In 2001, Tohme initiated Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices. Four editions of the forum have taken place to date. In 2006, Tohme was the recipient of the annual Prince Claus Award.

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