A.I.T. Room - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for A.I.T. Room. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Greenware” Artist Talk by Florence Dwyer from Glasgow, Scotland

    “Greenware” Artist Talk by Florence Dwyer from Glasgow, Scotland

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    • Media: Ceramics - Talks
    • 2019-03-20 - 2019-03-20

    In an event held with the cooperation of Creative Residency Arita (CRA) in Arita, Saga Prefecture, and Cove Park, a residency in the suburbs of Glasgow, artist Florence Dwyer and curator Stacey Hunter...More »

  • poster for Alternative Art School Flyer Fair Vol. 1

    Alternative Art School Flyer Fair Vol. 1

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    • Media: Graphics - Talks
    • 2019-03-08 - 2019-03-09

    AIT is a not-for-profit contemporary art platform that creates a range of programs and events in Tokyo, including the pioneering independent contemporary art school MAD (Making Art Different). Last year...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #74 “In Light of Absence” Artist Talk by Ylva Carlgren from Sweden

    AIT Artist Talk #74 “In Light of Absence” Artist Talk by Ylva Carlgren from Sweden

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2018-12-12 - 2018-12-12

    Swedish artist Ylva Carlgren, who is in Tokyo as part of a residency program through the Swedish government-funded international artist exchange program IASPIS, will be speaking at the AIT Artist Talk...More »

  • Workshop - Seeing Together, Viewing Together: The Seeing and Seeing-Impaired and Art Appreciation

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    • Media: Workshops
    • 2018-10-25 - 2018-10-25

    Appreciating and experiencing art is not just a visual activity. There are many ways to appreciate and understand art. In Japan, the involvement of the visually impaired in art viewing began in the 1980s....More »

  • poster for AIT Slide Talk #36 “Alternative Art Education for Social Change in Japan and Hong Kong” with Yoshiko Shimada and Asia Art Archive

    AIT Slide Talk #36 “Alternative Art Education for Social Change in Japan and Hong Kong” with Yoshiko Shimada and Asia Art Archive

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2018-07-25 - 2018-07-25

    Artist Yoshiko Shimada and Hong Kong based Asian Art Archive’s (AAA) Susanna Chung are teaming up to hold AIT Slide Talk #36. Besides holding exhibitions in Japan and abroad, since 2010 Shimada has...More »

  • poster for Lounge & Music Event “Minglus”

    Lounge & Music Event “Minglus”

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    • Media: Party - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-06-22 - 2018-06-22

    The title “Minglus” is a combination of the words mingle and us. The idea behind Minglus is for students of contemporary art school MAD, graduates, and people interested in art to mingle with drink in...More »

  • poster for Curators’ Talk “Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition”

    Curators’ Talk “Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2018-06-09 - 2018-06-09

    Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition was held at Havana’s Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam this spring. Spiral presents a recreation of the exhibition, featuring four Cuban...More »

  • poster for Alternative Art School Flyer Fair vol. 0

    Alternative Art School Flyer Fair vol. 0

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2018-03-17 - 2018-03-17

    This one day fair is organized by AIT, a not for profit contemporary art platform that creates a range of programs and events in Tokyo, including the pioneering independent contemporary art school called...More »

  • poster for Taro Izumi “Pool Moon”

    Taro Izumi “Pool Moon”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Video and Film - Artist in Residence - Talks
    • 2018-03-03 - 2018-03-03

    Working with video as his primary media, Taro Izumi produces works that shift the consciousness of the viewer, expressing his idea in a variety of ways, using drawing, installations and other approaches....More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #73: Low Relief / Unreal Estate

    AIT Artist Talk #73: Low Relief / Unreal Estate

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2018-02-27 - 2018-02-27

    Marina Višić and Ksenia Galiaeva are both artists based in the Netherlands. Višić is the current artist in residence at AIT, until April 7, organized in collaboration with Mondriaan Fonds. Meanwhile, Galiaeva...More »

  • poster for Lounge & Music Event “Minglius”

    Lounge & Music Event “Minglius”

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    • Media: Animation - Talks
    • 2017-12-16 - 2017-12-16

    Minglius (Mingle x Us) events offer the chance for students and graduates of the contemporary art school MAD (Making Art Different) to gather with other art enthusiasts and enjoy music, drinks, and refreshments....More »

  • poster for Mad World vol. 4: Thinking through the MoMA collection

    Mad World vol. 4: Thinking through the MoMA collection

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    • Media: Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-12-08 - 2017-12-09

    Part of the appeal of contemporary art is that it is a medium through which we can think about politics, society, and thought. Though it is often said to be a modern art “hall of fame,” the Museum of Modern...More »

  • poster for Workshop “Polishing the Spectacle of Myself: A Brief Introduction to the Work of ESTAR(SER)”

    Workshop “Polishing the Spectacle of Myself: A Brief Introduction to the Work of ESTAR(SER)”

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    • Media: Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-11-24 - 2017-11-24

    On 24 November 2017, at AIT, visiting associates of ESTAR(SER) will offer a brief introduction to its past and present work, and present ongoing research into the history of the Order of the Third Bird...More »

  • poster for “History flows from all the presents” Artist Talk by Hans Andersson from Sweden

    “History flows from all the presents” Artist Talk by Hans Andersson from Sweden

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-11-14 - 2017-11-14

    What if a work of art could induce in the viewer a certain calming state of mind? This kind of question was predominant when art was made in the service of higher consciousness. We see it repeated in...More »

  • poster for “Tangled Thread Over Southeast Asia” Artist Talk by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat from Thailand

    “Tangled Thread Over Southeast Asia” Artist Talk by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat from Thailand

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-10-23 - 2017-10-23

    Talk hosted by AIT’s current artist in residence, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat from Thailand. For the past few decades, Fast Fashion has brought a whirlwind of change to our world, both economically and culturally....More »

  • poster for Lounge & Music Event “Summer Minglius”

    Lounge & Music Event “Summer Minglius”

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2017-08-05 - 2017-08-05

    This Minglius (Mingle x Us) event offers the chance to enjoy music, drinks, and refreshments while hearing from the AIT staff about trips to the Documenta14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster art festivals...More »

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    Lounge & Music Event “Minglius”

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    • Media: Sound - Talks
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-05-27

    Minglius is a free semi-monthly event at the A.I.T. Room in Daikanyama that lets art fans grab a drink and mingle with students and graduates of the contemporary art school MAD (Making Art Different)....More »

  • poster for  “Future Body Talk” AIT Artist Talk #70

    “Future Body Talk” AIT Artist Talk #70

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-03-17 - 2017-03-17

    Pilgrim will make a performative talk that will explore ideas of language, body and technology. In his work, Pilgrim is greatly inspired by the origins of Socially Engaged and Feminist art practice. At...More »

  • poster for Eva Masterman + Jackson Sprague “Unknown Arts & Crafts”

    Eva Masterman + Jackson Sprague “Unknown Arts & Crafts”

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2017-02-17 - 2017-02-17

    An AIT residency with two UK-based artists explores the ways in which art today is an expanded field incorporating many different fields and approaches. One of these has been a renewed interest in craft...More »

  • Can we Curate Commons? Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2016-12-21 - 2016-12-21

    This talk will center around ideas of “the public” and “commons” in relation to art practice and art curating, a topic at the forefront of Haizea Barcenilla’s research developed as part of her residency...More »

  • Why Art? - Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2016-03-06 - 2016-03-06

    Three art professionals who are creating art spaces for the next generation gather together to question what draws them to art. Whilst many people struggle to make a living through art, why do they still...More »

  • poster for Karoke with Moulin de la Galette

    Karoke with Moulin de la Galette

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2016-02-12 - 2016-02-20

    Chiang Mai based artist Atikom Mukdaprakorn curates a moving image exhibition in a recreation of the acclaimed exhibition organized in 2011 by the group (Artist + Activist). In recent years with the fluctuations...More »

  • poster for Minglius - With the author of “Contemporary Art Curator’s Handbook”

    Minglius - With the author of “Contemporary Art Curator’s Handbook”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2016-02-06 - 2016-02-06

    Placing the work of curators under the spotlight, a mini talk will be held by curator and author of “Contemporary Curator’s Handbook”, Sachiko Nanba who will offer examples of projects from her own career...More »

  • poster for AIT + ARCUS Minglius Night Part 8 “Hide and Go Seek- Uncovering history and borders”

    AIT + ARCUS Minglius Night Part 8 “Hide and Go Seek- Uncovering history and borders”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-11-27 - 2015-11-27

    AIT joins forces with ARCUS to present Minglius Night Part 8 “Hide and Go Seek- Uncovering history and borders” on Friday, November 27. 5 resident artists/designers from AIT and ARCUS Project will give...More »

  • poster for AIT Slide Talk #33 “The Artist in Education and the Place of Education in Residencies”

    AIT Slide Talk #33 “The Artist in Education and the Place of Education in Residencies”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-11-25 - 2015-11-25

    AIT is honored to host a short talk by Jenni Lomax, long time Director of CAC in London, who will be in Japan as a jury member for The Nissan Art Award 2015. AIT has had the pleasure to collaborate with...More »

  • poster for A-I-R and the City / Laboratory of relations―Talk by Marianna Dobkowska from the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw

    A-I-R and the City / Laboratory of relations―Talk by Marianna Dobkowska from the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-07-22 - 2015-07-22

    During Dobkowska’s talk she will present some of the projects she has curated and produced at Artists-In-Residence Laboratory, a residency program where she is a curator. Founded in 2003, Artists-In-Residence...More »

  • poster for Early Summer Minglius - Oil Marche

    Early Summer Minglius - Oil Marche

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2015-06-13 - 2015-06-13

    As a pre-event to the upcoming AIT At Tour 2015 Vol.1 to Beppu Project, Oita, AIT hosts a mingling together event including a mini talk from Beppu Project Mixed Bathing World Festival producer Jun’ya Yamaide...More »

  • poster for Art Fair Tokyo 2015 Guided Tour

    Art Fair Tokyo 2015 Guided Tour

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-03-22

    This year again AIT is joining forces with Art Fair Tokyo as an educational partner, inviting collectors, curators and art experts to provide guided tours of the art fair with a focus on various themes...More »

  • poster for Lounge Event “Minglius: Chiang Mai, Tokyo, Oakland”

    Lounge Event “Minglius: Chiang Mai, Tokyo, Oakland”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-14

    Meaning “to mix together,” Minglius is an occasionally held lounge event. Its second session features a report by Naoko Horiuchi on two exhibitions in Thailand and New Zealand, as well as a mini talk by...More »

  • poster for A.I.T. Artist Talk #66: Elodie Hiryczuk

    A.I.T. Artist Talk #66: Elodie Hiryczuk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-03-02 - 2015-03-02

    This talk welcomes artist Elodie Hiryczuk from the Netherlands. Her photographs and installations, which include images of girls creating model landscapes and urban billboards showing photographs of nature,...More »

  • poster for A Story About a Butcher’s Shop - Film Screening and Discussion

    A Story About a Butcher’s Shop - Film Screening and Discussion

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-11-08 - 2014-11-08

    Organized in conjunction with the MAD Ozawa Seminar group on the poetics and existentialism of art this screening reflects the disparity between nature and human life. Following the family run butcher...More »

  • poster for AIT + ARCUS Night Part 7: Talk + Lounge Event “The Cosmic Mind of Artists”

    AIT + ARCUS Night Part 7: Talk + Lounge Event “The Cosmic Mind of Artists”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-11-01 - 2014-11-01

    Meaning “mixing together,” Minglius is AIT’s sporadically held free lounge event. Participants can talk with artists and other guests while enjoying music and specially themed food and drinks. The 7th...More »

  • poster for “Talk by Gina Buenfeld from the Camden Arts Centre” Talk Event

    “Talk by Gina Buenfeld from the Camden Arts Centre” Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-09-09 - 2014-09-09

    Gina Buenfeld, the Exhibition Organizer at the Camden Arts Centre is currently joining a one month residency with AIT with the support of the Cultural Affairs Agency. (The residency will take place over...More »

  • poster for Talk “Café de Monk— A Flower Blooms in a Colorless Place”

    Talk “Café de Monk— A Flower Blooms in a Colorless Place”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-08-31 - 2014-08-31

    A special talk by Taiou Kaneta, the chief priest of Tsudai Temple in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture and the leader of “Café de Monk,” a café that travels around areas impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake....More »

  • poster for “Thinking about Writing about Art: Christy Lange (Associate Editor of frieze magazine), Andrew Maerkle (ART iT) and Roger McDonald (AIT)” Talk Event

    “Thinking about Writing about Art: Christy Lange (Associate Editor of frieze magazine), Andrew Maerkle (ART iT) and Roger McDonald (AIT)” Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-07-03 - 2014-07-03

    Christy Lange, Associate Editor of frieze magazine joins AIT for a one month residency in Tokyo supported by The Backers Foundation. For this event Christy will introduce frieze magazine, its workings,...More »

  • poster for Minglius - If It Doesn’t Exist Make It! - Setting Up a New Art Platform

    Minglius - If It Doesn’t Exist Make It! - Setting Up a New Art Platform

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2014-06-02 - 2014-06-02

    Minglius means to mingle, and this event is designed as an informal space in which AIT residence artists, MAD students, art professionals and all those with an interest in art may come together and engage...More »

  • poster for “Technics, Labour, Abstraction - Artist Talk“

    “Technics, Labour, Abstraction - Artist Talk“

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-03-24 - 2014-03-24

    Vulsma presents a selection of his projects from the past few years, along with an introduction to the focus of his current research in Japan, studying the historical process of adaption and imitation...More »

  • poster for “BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer @ AIT”

    “BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer @ AIT”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-02-22 - 2014-02-22

    First initiated by Dutch born artist Rafaël Rozendaal in 2010, “BYOB - Bring Your Own Beamer” is an event gaining popularity around the world in which artists freely gather upon a particular site with...More »

  • poster for Living— Playing the Daily World

    Living— Playing the Daily World

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-01-31 - 2014-02-09

    This exhibition is a part of a series in AIT’s art education program. It presents new ways of understanding how art is closely tied to our daily lives. [Image: Taku Takeda “Hashi] (2010)] More »

  • poster for Special Minglius “Meiro Koizumi Night!”

    Special Minglius “Meiro Koizumi Night!”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-12-14 - 2013-12-14

    This special minglius event is co-organized by artist Meiro Koizumi, currently participating in the “Roppongi Crossing 2013” exhibition. In this show he presents “Death Poem” in which participants under...More »

  • poster for Kanako Hayashi “Between You and Me and the Lampost”

    Kanako Hayashi “Between You and Me and the Lampost”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-12-11 - 2013-12-21

    In the third of a series exhibitions organized to consider the post 3.11 world through the lens of art and in association with the exhibition production workshop of AITs contemporary art education program...More »

  • poster for “Tokyo Jiten - Towards a Spectacular Criticality? - What’s Happening to Tokyo?”

    “Tokyo Jiten - Towards a Spectacular Criticality? - What’s Happening to Tokyo?”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-12-10 - 2013-12-10

    The online video archive “Tokyo Jiten” was first begun in a response to the 3.11 disaster and initiated as a platform to reconsider Tokyo from various perspectives. To date over 50 researchers, artists...More »

  • poster for “6th AIT +ARCUS Night - Parallel Home - Talk Event”

    “6th AIT +ARCUS Night - Parallel Home - Talk Event”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-12-07 - 2013-12-07

    AIT artist in residence Matteo Rosa(Italy) and ARCUS artists in residence Rodrigo Gonzalez Castillo(Mexico), Sybille Neumeyer(Germany)and Nandesha Shanthi Prakash(India) join in a presentation of their...More »

  • poster for Midsummer Guatemalan Film Screening and Talk

    Midsummer Guatemalan Film Screening and Talk

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-08-04 - 2013-08-04

    Alberto Rodriguez Collia, who is from Guatemala and staying in Tokyo for three months on AIT’s artist-in-residence program, has specially selected three Guatemalan movies to show in Japan. The films, all...More »

  • poster for “Summer Minglius - Ancient cities in dreams, and 12,350 km “

    “Summer Minglius - Ancient cities in dreams, and 12,350 km “

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-08-03 - 2013-08-03

    Minglius means “to mix together.” The event brings together artists, special guests, and art-lovers, letting them mingle over drinks. This session welcomes Masahiro Wada and Rodriguez Collía, who will...More »

  • poster for "AIT ARTIST TALK #64"

    "AIT ARTIST TALK #64"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-03-28 - 2013-03-28

    This AIT talk will present Dutch visual artist Moti's three latest films, "Eigengrau," "Eigenlicht," and "Dust," all silent, in their full versions. Moti is currently an artist in residence with AIT...More »

  • Taro Izumi "Confirming"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2013-03-09 - 2013-03-17

    Taro Izumi creates video work and performances using roulette and dice. This experimental exhibition will focus on the act of seeking out contact with other people (friends, family, lovers, strangers)...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Jiten 6th Open Recording Event

    Tokyo Jiten 6th Open Recording Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-02-21 - 2013-02-21

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for "Naibu hibaku wo ikinuku" Screening

    "Naibu hibaku wo ikinuku" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-02-18 - 2013-02-18
  • poster for Tokyo Jiten 5th Open Recording Event

    Tokyo Jiten 5th Open Recording Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-01-24 - 2013-01-24

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • Tokyo Jiten 4th Open Recording Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-12-13 - 2012-12-13

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for "Minglius with Arcus Part 5: In or out? A Mingling Night with 7 Artists and Curators"

    "Minglius with Arcus Part 5: In or out? A Mingling Night with 7 Artists and Curators"

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-11-24 - 2012-11-24

    From 20:00, there will be a small talk by the curator, Livia Pa'ldi (director of Baltic Art Center in Visby, Sweden), ARCUS Chief coordinator Gosuke Sugiyama and AIT staff Naoko Horiuchi. The talk will...More »

  • poster for 3rd Tokyo Jiten Open Documentary

    3rd Tokyo Jiten Open Documentary

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-11-15 - 2012-11-15

    Four presenters will discuss contemporary Tokyo – art anthropologist Mei Kanematsu, poet and researcher Keijiro Suga, and artists Meiro Koizumi and Taro Izumi.More »

  • poster for Akira Mori Exhibition

    Akira Mori Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-11-11 - 2012-12-11

    This exhibition showcases works by Akira Mori inspired by the makeshift posters seen in disaster stricken areas right after the March 11, 2011 earthquake.More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #63: 'Falling' People and Parasitic Sculptures”

    "AIT Artist Talk #63: 'Falling' People and Parasitic Sculptures”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-10-29 - 2012-10-29

    AIT will host a talk by the current artists in resident from Germany, Benedikt Partenheimer and Rita Hensen on Monday, October 29th. Benedikt Partenheimer and Rita Hensen are currently artist in resident...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Jiten #2 Public Recording Event"

    "Tokyo Jiten #2 Public Recording Event"

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-10-25 - 2012-10-25

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. It started in 2011 and features a range of presenters discussing various aspects of the city. This event features...More »

  • poster for "Considering the Future of Art in dOCUMENTA(13)" Talk

    "Considering the Future of Art in dOCUMENTA(13)" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-09-15

    Talk event looking at the current dOCUMENTA festival in Germany, the global art event held every five years and involving over 300 artists. Reservation required. Talk is in Japanese only.More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #62 “Two birds, a stone and a horse”

    AIT Artist Talk #62 “Two birds, a stone and a horse”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-10

    AIT is very pleased to be able to host an artists talk in collaboration with Wako Works of Art, on the occasion of the exhibition "Two birds, a stone and a horse. Kristina Berning, Ayşe Erkmen & Henk...More »

  • "Thinking about art from contemporary Arabic art: MAD x Mori Museum of Art" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-08-03 - 2012-08-03

    Special lecture by the Japanese curator of the "Arab Express" exhibition at Mori Museum of Art, considering the relationship between contemporary art, and the global political and cultural situation.More »

  • poster for "Minglius: Art in the Workplace"

    "Minglius: Art in the Workplace"

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-06-09 - 2012-06-09

    This mini talk will address the theme of art and work. Guest speakers are Hiroaki Sumiya (Nomura Research Institute) and Shunsuke Takagiwa (Shinbun-sha), both of whom transcend the boundaries of their...More »

  • poster for "Art at Sunday: How to turn Art into a Job" Talk

    "Art at Sunday: How to turn Art into a Job" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-04-07 - 2012-04-07

    The Art at Sunday series of talks invites young specialists from the art world to talk about how to turn your passion for art into a job. More »

  • poster for Miriam Cahn Talk

    Miriam Cahn Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-03-27 - 2012-03-27

    Veteran Swiss artist Miriam Cahn, who has participated in Documenta and the Venice Biennale, will speak about her recent and past work, her motivations, and the background behind them. [Image: Miriam...More »

  • poster for Ksenia Galiaeva "Photography=Flat Sculpture?"

    Ksenia Galiaeva "Photography=Flat Sculpture?"

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Talks
    • 2012-03-12 - 2012-03-12

    Talk and workshop by Ksenia Galiaeva, who is currently an artist-in-residence at AIT thanks to a grant from Dutch cultural foundation Fonds BKVB.More »

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    "Minglius"

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-03-10 - 2012-03-10

    Free mixer for art lovers. The theme for this edition is "AIT Anatomy". Director Yuko Shiomi and deputy director Roger McDonald will speak about AIT's activities and the state of the Japanese art world...More »

  • poster for "Found and Made" Event

    "Found and Made" Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-02-25 - 2012-02-26

    AIT is happy to host three artists who live and work in Glasgow, Scotland, for a residency in Tokyo. They will lead a 2-day workshop where materials from everyday life and the streets will be used to make...More »

  • poster for Yeondoo Jung Artist Talk

    Yeondoo Jung Artist Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-02-11 - 2012-02-11

    At this talk, Seoul-based artist Yeondoo Jung will talk about the works that he is exhibiting at the Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, as well as his past photography and video...More »

  • poster for "Minglius: Morley Robertson + Sergei Tcherepnin" Event

    "Minglius: Morley Robertson + Sergei Tcherepnin" Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2012-01-21 - 2012-01-21

    Art talk and performance from musician Morley Robertson and Sergei Tcherepnin. Reserve a place by emailing the organizers: otoiawase@a-i-t.netMore »

  • poster for "Art in the Office Winning Work Public Exhibition"

    "Art in the Office Winning Work Public Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2012-01-19 - 2012-02-01

    Features the winning entry of the Art in the Office competition from last year. Previously exhibited only inside the Marunouchi offices of Monex, Inc., this event allows general visitors to see the work...More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #57: Jyri Kaasinen" Talk

    "AIT Artist Talk #57: Jyri Kaasinen" Talk

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    • Media: Photography - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2012-01-16 - 2012-01-16

    Jyri Kaasinen is a Finnish media artist working mainly with photography, and currently artist-in-residence with AIT through the support of FRAME and the Finnish Institute in Japan. Over nearly ten years...More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #56: Tomoko Fukushi" Talk

    "AIT Artist Talk #56: Tomoko Fukushi" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-12-19 - 2011-12-19

    Workshop and talk event from Tomoko Fukushi, who is currently participating in A.I.T.'s street painting project.More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #55: Michael Johansson" Talk

    "AIT Artist Talk #55: Michael Johansson" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-12-05 - 2011-12-05

    AIT is happy to host a talk by the current artist in resident, Michael Johansson on Monday, Dec 5th. Michael Johansson is the 2011 IASPIS artist in resident with AIT, staying in Tokyo for three months....More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #54: Ken Lum" Talk

    "AIT Artist Talk #54: Ken Lum" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-11-28 - 2011-11-28

    In this artist talk, Ken Lum will mainly talk about his art making and works, which will be shown in Tokyo this winter. Ken Lum is a Canadian artist of Chinese origin whose works in photography and...More »

  • poster for "MINGLIUS WITH ARCUS Part 4" Event

    "MINGLIUS WITH ARCUS Part 4" Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2011-11-21 - 2011-11-21

    MINGLIUS WITH ARCUS Part 4 "3 Artists with ARCUS Director Mami Odai" We welcome the 2011 artists in residence of ARCUS to make short presentations about their works and also hear from ARCUS Director,...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #6"

    "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #6"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-11-18 - 2011-11-18

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #5"

    "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #5"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-11-03 - 2011-11-03

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for "Art x Human Rights Tokyo 2011" Event

    "Art x Human Rights Tokyo 2011" Event

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2011-10-28 - 2011-10-28

    Features a talk event with the director of an international NPO working with children in Cambodia. This will be followed by a screening of "Born into Brothels" by documentary filmmaker Zana Briski, who...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #4"

    "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #4"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-10-27 - 2011-10-27

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for "Slide Talk #29: What's Happening in the Taiwanese Art Scene these days?"

    "Slide Talk #29: What's Happening in the Taiwanese Art Scene these days?"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-10-12 - 2011-10-12

    Art collector Daisuke Miyatsu will talk about his personal art collection and share his reflections on the Taiwanese contemporary art scene. [Image: "Moment Dream House" Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #2"

    "Tokyo Jiten Public Recording Event #2"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-09-29 - 2011-09-29

    Tokyo Jiten is a web dictionary made up of short video presentations about Tokyo. Anyone can apply to make a presentation, which will become the ‘entries’ of the dictionary. Each is titled with a keyword...More »

  • poster for Masumi Kawamura "Mirror Portraits"

    Masumi Kawamura "Mirror Portraits"

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    • Media: Photography - Party - Talks
    • 2011-08-20 - 2011-08-31

    This exhibition, curated by graduates from the Curation Practice Course at Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), presents new artworks created by the emerging artist, Masumi Kawamura. Three curators, each working...More »

  • poster for "Yoshinari Nishio's Art Practice: Via Activities in Nairobi" Talk Event

    "Yoshinari Nishio's Art Practice: Via Activities in Nairobi" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-08-04 - 2011-08-04

    Talk event featuring Yoshinari Nishio, who was part of the AIT MAD (Making Art Different) curation course in 2009. Nishio has been exploring the relationship between function and communication during a...More »

  • poster for "AIT Artist Talk #53: Noritoshi Hirakawa" Talk

    "AIT Artist Talk #53: Noritoshi Hirakawa" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-07-26 - 2011-07-26

    Hirakawa will talk about his previous work and the relationship of art to the concept of "kakudo" (path towards enlightenment). July 26th (Tue) 19:00-21:00 Capacity: 30 Reservation required. More »

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    “Summer Minglius” Lounge Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2011-07-23 - 2011-07-23

    Minglius is an irregular event organised by the non profit art organisation AIT for MAD students and anyone else to mingle, mooch and mambo. For this Minglius, Roger McDonald and Naoko Horiuchi from AIT...More »

  • poster for "What's happening in Indonesian art and culture these days?" Talk and Live Discussion

    "What's happening in Indonesian art and culture these days?" Talk and Live Discussion

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-06-17 - 2011-06-17

    ■ AIT SLIDE TALK #28: What's Happening in Indonesian art and culture these days?- Talk and Live Discussion with Indonesian curator Agung Hujatnikajennong, and artists Syagini Ratna Wulan and Duto Hardono The...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #51 "Publishing as an Art Practice"

    AIT Artist Talk #51 "Publishing as an Art Practice"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-02-23 - 2011-02-23

    Erik van der Weijde is on a three month residency with AIT supported by the Fonds BKVB, Holland, an artist who works in the mediums of photography and self-publishing. In Japan recently we have seen the...More »

  • Artist Talk #50 "Animation: Bringing Your Ideas to Life"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-02-21 - 2011-02-21

    This talk by Shusaku Nakata and Chikara Matsumoto, held in conjunction with the Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, will look at how these two artists use the medium of animation...More »

  • poster for "MAD Jam" Talk Event

    "MAD Jam" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-03-23

    "MAD Jam" is a talk series hosted by MAD program directors Roger McDonald and Keisuke Ozawa featuring art editors, art space managers and artists with extensive practical experience in their respective...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #49 "Space, Image and the Image of Space"

    AIT Artist Talk #49 "Space, Image and the Image of Space"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-12-02 - 2010-12-02

    AIT is happy to host an artist talk by Jakob Simonson, who is in an IASPIS supported residency in Tokyo for three months. lives and works in Malmo, Sweden. This is his first visit to Japan. Simonson's...More »

  • poster for "MAD Open Day" Art Lecture

    "MAD Open Day" Art Lecture

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-11-26 - 2010-11-26

    At this lecture, MAD course directors Roger McDonald and Keisuke Ozawa will talk about the various art courses on the program so that prospective participants can get a feel for the curriculum. Capacity:...More »

  • poster for "AIT Slide Talk #27: New Approaches in Art Projects in Taiwan"

    "AIT Slide Talk #27: New Approaches in Art Projects in Taiwan"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-11-15 - 2010-11-15

    Capacity: 30 In Japanese only. Reservations: office@a-i-t.netMore »

  • poster for "A Re-introduction to 'Anti-Oedipus'"

    "A Re-introduction to 'Anti-Oedipus'"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-11-12 - 2010-11-13

    This series of lectures will focus on a reading of "creativity" with respect to Deleuze and Guattari's text "Anti-Oedipus". Artists to be examined include Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Jean-Luc Godard. See...More »

  • poster for "MAD Special Lectures Vol. 3: Multiple Modernities in Asian Art"

    "MAD Special Lectures Vol. 3: Multiple Modernities in Asian Art"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-10-29 - 2010-10-30

    This special lecture will focus on how encounters between traditional Asian art and Western art, as well as the construction of modern art systems, have changed throughout the second half of the 20th century....More »

  • poster for "Tracing Wind and Waves - the Pencil of Natural Phenomena" Art Talk

    "Tracing Wind and Waves - the Pencil of Natural Phenomena" Art Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-10-15 - 2010-10-15

    Tuula Narhinen is artist in resident at AIT for two months with the support of FRAME and The Finnish Institute in Japan. She is the fourth artist from Finland to be hosted by AIT through this partnership...More »

  • poster for Sonia Khurana "AIT Artist Talk #47: Performance Art and Installation"

    Sonia Khurana "AIT Artist Talk #47: Performance Art and Installation"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-08-26 - 2010-08-26

    For this talk, AIT has invited Sonia Khurana (born 1968 in India), a multidisciplinary artist based in New Delhi who is currently exhibiting work at the inaugural Aichi Triennale 2010. Since graduating...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #46: "Using things the wrong way makes me feel better" by Israeli Artist, Ariel Schlesinger

    AIT Artist Talk #46: "Using things the wrong way makes me feel better" by Israeli Artist, Ariel Schlesinger

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-07-17 - 2010-07-17

    Ariel Schlesinger is currently artist in resident with AIT in Tokyo, supported by The Ishibashi Foundation. Born in Israel in 1980, Ariel lives and works in Berlin. Ariel makes works of exquisite detail...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #45: “Journeys to the Memory of Place by British Artist Simon Starling"

    AIT Artist Talk #45: “Journeys to the Memory of Place by British Artist Simon Starling"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-03-31 - 2010-03-31

    AIT will host a talk by the British artist Simon Starling on March 31st, starting at 19:00. This talk is supported by The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, where Simon Starling will hold a one person...More »

  • poster for MAD Mini Lecture "3 Ways of Thinking about Contemporary Art"

    MAD Mini Lecture "3 Ways of Thinking about Contemporary Art"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2010-03-12 - 2010-03-12

    In the wake of the financial crisis and cultural policy, how is the system of contemporary art transforming itself? This lecture by MAD course directors Roger McDonald and Keisuke Ozawa is aimed at those...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #44 "Disappearing Animation"

    AIT Artist Talk #44 "Disappearing Animation"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-03-08 - 2010-03-08

    Talk by video artist Takashi Ishida, who creates mostly animation works that inherit the tradition of experimental film starting with Man Ray, Fernand Leger and Len Lye. Ishida will introduce his past...More »

  • poster for Yoshinari Nishio "Overall Project in Nairobi"

    Yoshinari Nishio "Overall Project in Nairobi"

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    • Media: Installation - Party - Talks
    • 2010-02-26 - 2010-03-05

    AIT is holding an exhibition by artist Yoshinari Nishio (born 1982 in Nara) entitled "Overall Project in Nairobi" from February 26th through March 5th. Nishio has been creating work about the relationship...More »

  • poster for MAD Mini Lecture "3 Ways of Thinking about Contemporary Art"

    MAD Mini Lecture "3 Ways of Thinking about Contemporary Art"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-02-22 - 2010-02-22

    In the wake of the financial crisis and cultural policy, how is the system of contemporary art transforming itself? This lecture by MAD course directors Roger McDonald and Keisuke Ozawa is aimed at those...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #43 "HungryTune"

    AIT Artist Talk #43 "HungryTune"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-02-15 - 2010-02-15

    For the first artist talk of 2010 we are happy to present the current artist-in-residence supported by the FONDS BKVB of Holland, William Engelen. William will stay in Japan between January and April. ...More »

  • "Special Lecture Vol.5: Contemporary Art A to Z"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-11-06 - 2009-11-07

    This series of special lectures will allow participants to learn about the basic ways to view and understand art in a comprehensive manner using frameworks such as "the art world", "20th century history"...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #42:“The Sculpture of Bianca Maria Barmen by Bianca Maria Barmen"

    AIT Artist Talk #42:“The Sculpture of Bianca Maria Barmen by Bianca Maria Barmen"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-10-23 - 2009-10-23

    AIT is pleased to host an artist talk by the current artist in resident Bianca Maria Barmen, supported by IASPIS, Sweden. Bianca works as a sculptor using clay as her primary material out of which...More »

  • poster for "Voicing Your Body Workshop Part 2"

    "Voicing Your Body Workshop Part 2"

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    • 2009-10-09 - 2009-10-09

    AIT is pleased to host the second voice-body workshop by Meri Nikula on October 9 at AIT Room, Daikanyama, 19:00 - 21:30. Meri Nikula was an AIT artist in residence in early 2009 with support from Frame...More »

  • "Special Lecture Vol.3 Environment, Art, Imagination - An agile approach to the environment through art-"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-09-18 - 2009-09-19

    " An 'environmental problem' is not a problem of the environment itself. It is instead a problem that arises from our approach to the environment." Lecturer Takashi Serizawa, who has been active in...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #25 "Chiang Mai's Art and Cultural Background" Talk by Curator Shinichi Hanada

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    • 2009-09-17 - 2009-09-17

    AIT hosts a curator in residence program in order to support young independent curators who struggle to receive public funding. In 2009, curator Chinichi Hanada traveled to Chiang Mai in August as part...More »

  • poster for "A Bright World" Exhibition

    "A Bright World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Video and Film - Party
    • 2009-08-29 - 2009-09-06

    "A Bright World" is organized by students of the MAD (Making Art Different) course run by NPO Arts Initiative Tokyo as part of their course program. TVs, convenience stores, karaoke boxes, internet...More »

  • poster for MAD with Artist vol.3 "All Things In Between - A one day artist-run course with Julian Hooper"

    MAD with Artist vol.3 "All Things In Between - A one day artist-run course with Julian Hooper"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-07-25 - 2009-07-25

    For this, the third special artist course in English organized by AIT as part of its artist in residence program, New Zealand artist Julian Hooper will present two talks introducing contemporary art from...More »

  • poster for Julian Hooper “A New City”

    Julian Hooper “A New City”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2009-07-25 - 2009-08-07

    New works by Julian Hooper produced during his stay in Tokyo are on display. "Tokyo" recaptured as "A New City" through the artist's worldview and expression will emerge in AIT room. More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #24 "Rethinking the notion of "Community" in the curatorial practice - Talk by Hyunjin Kim"

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    • 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15

    AIT presents a curators talk by Hyunjin Kim (Seoul), who is currently staying with AIT supported by The Backers Foundation. Hyunjin Kim is an independent curator who has organized exhibitions and projects...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #19 "Video Art from Romania and Democratized Romania"

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    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-22

    AIT will hold its 19th Slide Talk “Video Art from Romania and Democratized Romania” by Romanian curator, Mihnea Mircan on Tuesday, 22nd April. Mihnea Mircan (b. 1976) is a curator based in Bucharest,...More »

  • "Sausage Disco Minglius" Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2009-04-18 - 2009-04-18

    Minglius is an irregular event organised by the non profit arts organization AIT for MAD course members and anyone else to mingle, mooch and mambo. For Sausage Disco Minglius, Roger McDonald from AIT and...More »

  • AIT Artist Talk #40 “Bill, Add, West, Cute, Start, Ears, Tan, Nest, Say, Your, Been, Way, This, Done, Use, Camp, Wool, Are"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-03-26 - 2009-03-26

    Talk by Stephan Apicella–Hitchcock. This presentation's title is comprised of a string of mysterious words used in the W-22 word recognition test. Although the focus of this talk is not hearing analysis,...More »

  • poster for AIT Artist Talk #39 "Follow Me Under Your Skin - and other visions for the Waking State"

    AIT Artist Talk #39 "Follow Me Under Your Skin - and other visions for the Waking State"

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    • Media: Talks - Performance Art
    • 2009-03-23 - 2009-03-23

    Currently artist in resident with AIT with support from the FRAME and Finnish Institute in Japan, Meri Nikula (1977) will present a one night performance talk, mixing live voice performances, sounds, video...More »

  • First Minglius Night for 2009 "Special Art News Digest and 2009 Crystal Ball Prediction Talk"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-02-28 - 2009-02-28

    AIT hosts the first Minglius Night for 2009 with a special Art News Digest and 2009 Crystal Ball Prediction Talk with MAD Directors Keisuke Ozawa and Roger McDonald. Interesting topics relating to global...More »

  • AIT Artist Talk #38 "Computer Love: Rafaël Rozendaal hosts an evening of new computer art"

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    • 2009-02-02 - 2009-02-02

    Currently artist-in-residence at AIT with support from the Fonds BKVB in Holland, Rafaël Rozendaal's (born 1980) works exist almost exclusively on the Internet as freely accessible and interactive minimal...More »

  • "AIT Fundraising & Charity Auction" Preview + Lecture

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2008-12-15 - 2008-12-18

    On December 19th (Fri), "AIT Fundraising & Charity Auction" will be held at Hillside Plaza. This is a preview and a mini lecture which get you ready for the auction. All 37 works to be exhibited at...More »

  • "AIT Artist Night" Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-10

    IC98 are an artist group from Finland who participated in AIT's artist-in-residence program from January through February 2008. During their stay in Tokyo they collected responses from many people to the...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #23 "Contemporary New Zealand Art"

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    • 2008-10-27 - 2008-10-27

    AIT Slide Talk #23 presents "Contemporary New Zealand Art" with special guest curator Naoko Usuki. AIT runs the Curator in Residence for young independent curators, sending them overseas for their...More »

  • "Minglius with Arcus 2" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-10-03 - 2008-10-03

    Following our successful Minglius collaboration with Arcus last year, we welcome the 2008 artists-in-residence at AIT to make short presentations about their works and to hear from Arcus Director, Mizuki...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #21 "Manifesta 7 ? A Traveling Biennale in Europe" Talk by Atsushi Sugita

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    • 2008-09-01 - 2008-09-01

    The art critic and organiser of the alternative art space art & riverbank, Atsushi Sugita, will speak about his recent travels to see "Manifesta 7" in Europe. Mr. Sugita recently published a book titled...More »

  • "Minglius - Summer Party"

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    • Media: Party
    • 2008-08-01 - 2008-08-01

    Short Talk by Keisuke Ozawa and Roger McDonald about Autumn/Winter AIT Project. * Gwangju Biennale and Seoul Art Tour. *'After Hours' symposium in Yokohama - September. With many Asian curators and artists. *Kankyou...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #20 "Artist Book Publishing and Contemporary Art from South Asia Now"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-07-24 - 2008-07-25

    This slide talk is presented by Sharmini Pereira, curator in residence with AIT during July with the support of the Backers Foundation. Sharmini Pereira was born in 1970 in the UK. After graduating...More »

  • AIT Aritist Talk #36 "Another Kind of Memory and Time"

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    • 2008-06-02 - 2008-06-02

    Donna Ong and Thiago Rocha Pitta are currently artists in residence with AIT, supported by the Backers Foundation. Prior to their exhibition of new works made during their Japan stay,"The BAR vol.2 Donna...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #19 "Video Art from Romania and Democratized Romania"

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    • Media: Media Arts - Talks
    • 2008-04-22 - 2008-04-22

    Mihnea Mircan (b. 1976) is a curator based in Bucharest, Romania. At the National Museum of Contemporary Art he has curated, among other shows, the 'Under Destruction' series of site-specific interventions,...More »

  • AIT Artist Talk #35 "'The Land' Project: Thai Artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-03-10 - 2008-03-10

    Under the joint sponsorship of the Japan Foundation, AIT presents Artist Talk #35, inviting internationally acclaimed contemporary Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert. Lertchaiprasert co-founded "The...More »

  • "Minglius" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-02-22 - 2008-02-22

    At this "Minglius," AIT introduces two contemporary art programs in addition to the regular informal bar and music. Curator Fumihiko Sumitomo will give a talk on the exhibition of Tadashi Kawabata entitled...More »

  • 10 Minute Museum "Prohibido bien aprendido"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-02-09 - 2008-02-09

    Ernesto Salmer is a Nicaraguan artist who has been staying with AIT as Artist in Residence since December 2007, supported by a grant from The Ishibashi Foundation. The 10 Minute Museum ”Prohibido bien...More »

  • AIT Artist Talk#34 "IC-98: From a Free Zone of Experimentation."

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-01-31 - 2008-01-31

    AIT will hold its 34th Artist Talk " From a Free Zone of Experimentation" by Finish artist unit, IC98 on Thursday, 31st January. IC-98 is the name of the artists duo from Finland made up of two artists,...More »

  • AIT Artist Talk#33 "Communicating Vases: Talk by Tokyo based artist, Eric Van Hove"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-12-07 - 2007-12-07

    Tokyo based artist Eric Van Hove will give a work presentation, introducing several bodies of recent works and site specific installations in Senegal, Japan, Iran, Belgium, Madagascar and Egypt. This...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #18 "A land down under: contemporary art and the rise of the artist run space in Australia"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-11-22 - 2007-11-22

    AIT will hold AIT SLIDE TALK #18 by Hannah Mathews on November 22nd from 19:00-21:00 at AIT room. Hannah Mathews is curator in residence with AIT for the month of November. Her residency has been made...More »

  • "Okinawan Time Minglius" Talk Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2007-11-17 - 2007-11-17

    From October 26th to November 4th, AIT held the "Museum of Okinawan Time" event in Naha, Okinawa. This event took place just as the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, the last prefectural museum...More »

  • "Double Standard: Micro International Exhibition Curated by Artists" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-11-05 - 2007-11-05

    London based artists, Tom Sasaki, Caroline McCarthy, and Kroger will give an artist talk about their curated exhibition "Double Standard," which is held on November 2nd and 3rd at Space Kobo & Tomo...More »

  • Andreas and Fredrika "Inventory of thoughts" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-10-18 - 2007-10-18

    Working across a number of different disciplines from crafts, graphic design, installation and photography, the Swedish duo of Andreas (b. 1974) and Fredrika (b. 1977) represent a new generation of Scandinavian...More »

  • MAD Special Lecture vol. 5 "Japanese Postwar Art History"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-10-12 - 2007-10-20

    This series of lectures introduces an overview of the history of Japanese art in the postwar period. Examining various art movement starting with "Yoru-no-kai" (night group), "Jikken-kobo" (experimental...More »

  • "Minglius" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-09-28 - 2007-09-28

    For the first autumn Minglius, AIT is pleased to welcome Mizuki Endo and some of the current artists staying at the artist-in-residence program, ARCUS. Mizuki Endo has worked as an independent curator...More »

  • poster for MAD Special Lecture vol. 4 "Politics of Art and Space"

    MAD Special Lecture vol. 4 "Politics of Art and Space"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-09-21 - 2007-10-06

    Concepts of art are changing dramatically. Art used to take place only in certain places like museums or galleries. In recent years, art has departed from those designated spaces and started to occur in...More »

  • "Talking about the Future of Biennales" Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-09-07 - 2007-09-07

    "Biennale" means "every other year" in Italian. In the art context, biennales are international art exhibitions that have proliferated greatly in various cities throughout the world since the 1990s. The...More »

  • poster for MAD Special Lecture vol. 3 "Architecture and Museum"

    MAD Special Lecture vol. 3 "Architecture and Museum"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Talks
    • 2007-08-24 - 2007-09-01

    This lecture series "Architecture and Museum" explores the meaning and social function of museum architecture from modernism to today. The content of a museum's collection and the work of architecture...More »

  • Will Rogan x Yuki Okumura "Everyday" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-07-19 - 2007-07-19

    Will Rogan and Yuki Okumura are exhibiting in a two-person exhibition at Misako & Rosen from July 13th through August 11th. “Everyday” is the second in a series of two-person exhibitions presented...More »

  • poster for "History of Photography, FIlm & Video - Four Days of Talking about Changes in Visual Media" Lectures

    "History of Photography, FIlm & Video - Four Days of Talking about Changes in Visual Media" Lectures

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-06-29 - 2007-07-07

    Photography and moving images are the two art media introduced in the 19th century. Photography has always functioned as a technique for recording, yet its potential for manipulation is often revealed...More »

  • "Minglius 2" Talk Event

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-06-23 - 2007-06-23

    Roger McDonald will give a brief introduction to a video piece, 'One Million Kingdoms', made by an internationally renowned artist, and shown at the first Yokohama Triennale in 2001. This video is one...More »

  • poster for "Three Chapters with Khadim Ali" Talk Event

    "Three Chapters with Khadim Ali" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-06-15 - 2007-06-16

    Khadim Ali is an artist in residence at AIT from April to July 2007. Born in 1978 in Quetta City in Pakistan, Khadim lives and works in Pakistan. His family heritage is Afghan, and his work often references...More »

  • "Minglius" Talk Event

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-05-26

    Presentation Program 20:00- "2007 Summer Preview" by Keisuke Ozawa & Roger McDonald 2007 is the long-awaited year for art lovers. The Munster Sculpture project (an outdoor sculpture show in Germany),...More »

  • "Indie Events - Curators' Approaches: Contemporary Art in Holland" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-04-02 - 2007-04-02

    In 2006 the Stedelijk Museum invited Maxine Kopsa, freelance curator and associate editor of the contemporary art magazine Metropolis M, to organise an exhibition which could also be an overview of cultural...More »

  • "Towards New Museums" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-03-30 - 2007-03-30

    Maria Lind was born in Stockholm in 1966. Since 2005 she has been the Director of IASPIS (International Artist Studio Program in Sweden) in Stockholm. From 2002 to 2004 she was the Director of Kunstverein...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #26 "Shizuka Yokomizo 1997-2007"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-01-23 - 2007-01-23

    In conjunction with her solo exhibition at Wako Works of Art starting January 25th, Shizuka Yokomizo will be introducing her photography and video works from the past ten years and giving a talk on producing...More »

  • Minglias "Beta-Max: 80's Night"

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    • Media: Party
    • 2006-07-07 - 2006-07-07

    This is a summer night party to the theme of minglias, meaning 'to mix or mingle'. AIT's selection of photographs and books from the 80's will be on display. Come dressed in 80's fashion! No registration...More »

  • poster for Yason Banal "Disaster But Disco"

    Yason Banal "Disaster But Disco"

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    • Media: Installation - Party - Performance Art
    • 2006-06-03 - 2006-06-09

    Yason Banal (1972-), who is staying in Tokyo for three months as an AIT artist in their residency program, is making use of AIT as a studio/squat. He plans on making and exhibiting work, hanging out, playing...More »

  • AIT Slide Talk #14 ”Postcard from a Southern Place"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2006-03-13 - 2006-03-13

    Sophie O'Brien was the exhibition manager for the Australian Pavilion at The 2005 Venice Biennale, working closely with artist Ricky Swallow. She was also the exhibition manager of the Biennale of Sydney...More »

  • Jonathan Hernandez and Kazz Sasaguchi "Dialogue on Observing Public Spaces and Archiving Public Images"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2005-11-28 - 2005-11-28

    Jonathan Hernandez (b. 1972 in Mexico City) has collected posters for missing dogs in Mexico City, international press photos of people getting arrested, and photos of tourists in various tourist locations....More »

  • Leif Holmstrand "Sally Rattenmann, Rosemary’s Baby And A Couple Of Songs"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2005-11-10 - 2005-11-10

    A unique performance will take place in the AIT room, given by the current AIT artist in residence Leif Holmstrand. Leif lives in Malmo Sweden and is supported by IASPIS for this residency. This is the...More »

  • poster for ARUKU -  Walking around in Daikanyama: Sayaka Akiyama Solo Exhibition

    ARUKU - Walking around in Daikanyama: Sayaka Akiyama Solo Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2005-09-30 - 2005-10-14

    Organized by the participants of the MAD (Making Art Different) Curation Intensive course at AIT (Arts Initiative Tokyo), this exhibition features new work by Sayaka Akiyama. Akiyama walked the streets...More »

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