The 90th Tobunken-ASNET seminar "A critical reflection on Ceramics Biennales in East Asia"

【Date】 May 15, 2014 (Thu) 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】 Wendy GERS (Curator Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2014)

【Title】 A critical reflection on Ceramics Biennales in East Asia

The international ceramics sector is experiencing the rapid proliferation of Biennales.Currently, there are over 20 international ceramics biennales and triennials and a number of important international ceramics festivals in operation. This presentation focuses on an exploration of the international ceramics biennale phenomenon within East Asia. Focussing on Japan, Korea and Taiwan, the author explores the different Biennale models and develops a comparative analysis of these events. Finally the presentation considers the future of these events and their complex relationship with contemporary critical theory.

【Language】 English