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A History of Tokyo Art Speak
April 26th, 2007

Please join the Fillip editorial board and Centre A curator Makiko Hara for a lecture to be held at the Emily Carr Institute, Thursday, April 26th, at 7:30pm in Room 269A, North Building. Hara’s talk will focus on the Toyko-based art collective, Tokyo Art Speak, of which she is a founding member. Established in 1992, Tokyo Art Speak organizes monthly roundtable discussions, art events, and exhibitions with the aim of developing a critical debate around the issues of institutional structure and contemporary art practice. Looking back over the last 15 years’ activities of Tokyo Art Speak, Hara will speak about the difficulties of “situating” critical discourse and art practice in contemporary art in Japan. Hara’s talk is a continuation of Fillip’s Artists and Institutions series, which addresses global artist-run and alternative exhibition spaces. This series will continue in Fillip 6, with Jeffrey Swartz’s feature on independent art spaces in Barcelona.

A recording of Hara’s talk will be made available on the Fillip website through a new podcast series available via our RSS feed. To subscribe to our feed, point your news reader to:

About the Speaker: Makiko Hara is a curator of Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Previously, she worked as an independent curator based in Japan, and later in MontrÃ(C)al. Hara has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions by Japanese, Canadian, and international artists. She has also served as project coordinator for several international exhibitions including the International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama (2001/ 2005) and The Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (2003).

Special Thanks to the Emily Carr Institute for hosting the event.

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