"The Park: Contemporary Artists in Asia 2008"

BankArt Studio NYK

poster for "The Park: Contemporary Artists in Asia 2008"

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Parks are everywhere. In Japan, the grounds of shrines and temples have functioned as parks through the ages. The oldest groomed parks are Higashi-yuenchi Park (Kobe) and Yamate Park (Yokohama), built after the Meiji Restoration. It is said that in Europe, parks originated from private hunting grounds which were later opened up to the public. Due to the modernization of cities and the development of civic society, the construction and maintenance of parks advanced further.
Parks are closely related to urban life, offering a somewhat mysterious space to the public. They assume a variety of functions, providing a place to rest, play sports, communicate with others and produce culture. From an environmental viewpoint, parks play an important role in halting excessive urbanization. However, the function of parks does not lie in merely creating a space. There needs to be a certain mechanism for it to function.
This is the 3rd installment of "The Park: Contemporary Artists in Asia 2008" series, with previous editions in South Korea in 2003 and Singapore in 2005. In Yokohama, the birthplace of parks in Japan, various artists from Asian countries will present their respective takes on the park.

Location: BankART Mini (BankART Studio NYK 1F)

-Performance/ Symposium
Date & Time: November 15th (Sat) 18:30-20:30
Performer: Andree Weschler/ Symposium panelists: all participating artists
Fee: Free

-Formative art workshop "Korokoro Course ver. Park"
Date & Time: November 16th (Sun) 14:00-16:00 (elementary school students) 18:00-20:00 (adults)
Lecturer: Fukazawa Art Laboratory
Fee: ¥1500 per session



From 2008-11-11 To 2008-11-19
Exhibition Hours: 10:00-19:00

Opening Reception on 2008-11-11 from 18:00
Admission Free



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