March 7, 2015 - Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture - Programming for PARASOPHIA
March 7, 2015

Programming for PARASOPHIA

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Lola Montez in Berlin, 2015. HD video, 5 minutes. Co-produced with Esther Schipper.

PARASOPHIA
Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015
March 7–May 10, 2015

Preview: Friday, March 6

www.parasophia.jp

Venues: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Horikawa Housing Complex (Kamichoja-machi Building), Kamo River Delta (Demachiyanagi), areas near the cross streets of Kawaramachi and Shiokoji Streets, Books Ogaki Karasuma Sanjo, Temporary wall in front of Kyoto BAL (until April 20)

Artistic Director: Shinji Kohmoto (former Chief Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
Presented by: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture Organizing Committee, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives (Kyoto Keizai Doyukai), Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2014

                 
PARASOPHIA: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 opened today!

Participating artists: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Nairy Baghramian, Cai Guo-Qiang, Joost Conijn, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Simon Fujiwara, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hoefner/Sachs, Hedwig Houben, Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Brandt Junceau, Emiko Kasahara, William Kentridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, Keiko Kurachi & Satoru Takahashi, Louise Lawler, Ann Lislegaard, Tatsuo Majima, Ahmed Mater, Aernout Mik, Yasumasa Morimura, Susan Philipsz, Florian Pumhösl, Pipilotti Rist, Arin Rungjang, Aki Sasamoto, Allan Sekula, The Sekula Reader in Japan, Gustavo Speridião, Tadasu Takamine, Koki Tanaka, Ana Torfs, Rosemarie Trockel, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Danh Vo, Hong-Kai Wang, Xu Tan, Miwa Yanagi, Alexander Zahlten


Events before and during the exhibition: 

Jean-Luc Vilmouth “Café Little Boy”
Workshop
March 3–4, 1–3pm
Venue: Parasophia Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 

Miwa Yanagi’ s stage trailer project Pole Dance Show on Stage Trailer
Performance
March 6, 5:30–6pm
Venue: Parking lot on the east side of Nijo Castle
 
Simon Fujiwara
Lecture
March 7, 11am–12pm
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 

Shinsuke Shimojo “Illusion: Psychological Reality of Cognition and Body”
Lecture
March 7, 2–4pm
Venue: Parasophia Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 
Speakers: Shinsuke Shimojo (Professor, California Institute of Technology), Satoru Takahashi

Exhibition draft 2015:
Related event: Masumi Kawamura in conversation with Hong-Kai Wang

March 7, 4pm 
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Kyoto Art Center 

Guided tour of the Suujin District by Hoefner/Sachs
March 7, 5–6:30pm 
Venue: areas near the cross streets of Kawaramachi and Shiokoji Streets 

Parasophia Conversations 03: “On the Possibility of Exhibitions Outside of the Institution”
Symposium
March 8, 3–5pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa (19-3 Yoshida Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
Speakers: Andreas Beitin (Director, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art), Roger M. Buergel (Director, Johann Jacobs Museum; PAB member), Satoru Takahashi, Shinji Kohmoto

Parasophia Conversations 04: Hong-Kai Wang “Dancers of the Millions”
Workshop
March 9, 10am–1pm
Venue: Parasophia Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Speakers: Hong-Kai Wang and others 

Miwa Yanagi’s stage trailer project
March 9, part 1: 3–4:30pm, part 2: 5–6pm
Part 1: Talk venue: Parasophia Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Speakers: Hong-Kai Wang, Shen Chao-Liang (photographer), and Miwa Yanagi
Part 2: Outdoor screening
Venue: on stage trailer in area in front of Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 
*Part 2 may be moved indoors in case of rain. 

Parasophia Conversations 05 
A collaborative project by Parasophia & Japan Foundation
March 9, 6–7:30pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Kyoto Art Center 
Speakers: Tatsuo Majima and others 
Moderator: Mizuki Endo (independent curator)

Artist talk by Brandt Junceau
March 13, 2–3:30pm
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art 

 

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