Press Release


2019.07.22 "Setouchi ASIA Forum 2019" Opening Session~Sharing community development by art~

As Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee (Chairman: Keizo Hamada, the Governors of Kagawa Prefecture), since the efforts of the Setouchi Triennale as community development by art are attracting attention from overseas, "Setouchi ASIA Forum 2019" will be held for 4 days from August 21 (Wed) to 24 (Sat).

People who work on community development by cultural arts in Asian countries gather, learn and talk together.

As the opening session, we will invite experts who are active in various fields as lecturers at "Kagawa International Conference Center" on Wednesday, August 21 to hold keynote lectures. We look forward to your participation.

The outline
Date and time: 10:30-18:30, August 21 (Wed), 2019
Open door :10:00

Venue: Kagawa International Conference Center

Capacity: 200 people (application first-come-first-served basis)

Fee: Admission free

Application : Fill in the required items in " Participation Request Form " ,and apply.

Others: Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese, English, Chinese trilingual)


Part 1 What "Setouchi Asia Forum" aims for (10:30-13:00)

Organizer greeting
Keizo Hamada (Chairman of Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee, Governor of Kagawa Prefecture)

Problem presentation
"What do people seek in art in a tumultuous world"
Fram Kitagawa (General Director, Setouchi Triennale)

Keynote Speech 1
"Why does the UN work in tourism-the possibility of cultural tourism"
Musallim Afandiyev (Senior Officer, United Nations World Tourism Organization Business Change / Azerbaijan)

Keynote Speech 2
"What can the art festival do -beyond the exhibition"
Anthony Gardner (Director, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford / UK)

"Day break"

Part 2 Regional Arts Festival and Asia (14: 30-16: 30)

1 "Why does China hold the" Art Festival of the Earth "?"
Xie Yang (Researcher, Development Research Center of State Council P.R.China/ China)

2 “What the Singapore Biennale 2019 Aims”
Patrick Flores (Biennale 2019 Director / Singapore)

3 "Thailand where 3 Biennales started. What's next?"
Gridthiya Gaweewong (Director, Jim Thompson Art Center)

4 "How to see away from the center-the practice of spotlighted Indonesian art collectives"
Leonhard Bartolomeus (curator, ruangrupa representative / Indonesia)


Part 3 Discussion (17: 00-17: 45)
Special Lecture 17: 45-18: 15
"Can an art festival be possible in Okinawa?"
Natsuki Ikezawa (writer)

Greeting Soichiro Fukutake (General Producer, Setouchi Triennale)

Overview of the Setouchi ASIA Forum (a plan)

○ August 21 (Wed) ※ Open to the public
Opening session (as indicated in the text)

○ August 22 (Thu) ※ Closed to the public
Art tour (Oshima, Megijima, Ogijima) and
Session: Know about current Asia (Venue: Kagawa International Conference Center)

○ August 23 (Fri) ※ Closed to the public
Art tour (Shodoshima) and
Session (Venue: Olive Hall in Shodoshima Olive Park)
Group A: "Art has left the White Cube and started getting involved in the field"
Group B: "People move the world with art as a clue"
Group C: "The company has begun to be involved in the Utopia called art festival"

○ August 24 (Sat) ※ Closed to the public
Closing session (Venue: Olive Hall in Shodoshima Olive Park)

Application for coverage: If you would like to make a coverage, please apply from " Press Room "by 17:00 on August 19 (Mon).