Roger McDonald x Andrew Maerkle
Art Education in Japan: Making Alternative Canons
A conversation between art writer/educator Andrew Maerkle and curator/educator Roger McDonald, who have both lived and taught art in Japan since the early 2000s. The two will survey what it means to think about contemporary art from both Japanese and international perspectives. Topics will cover the history of alternative art schools and learning in Tokyo, art books on Japanese art history, and developments in Japanese contemporary art since 2000, including art activism, post-3/11 movements and globalization.
Art Week Tokyo’s online talks program is organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo, a curatorial collective and alternative arts education initiative.