Omnilogue: A Roundtable
Shihoko Iida, Azusa Hashimoto, and J Pacena
21 May 2012 (Monday), 7pm @ 98B Cubao
A roundtable discussion by curators Azusa Hashimoto, Shihoko Iida, and Jaime Pacena II will be held at 98B on 21 May, Monday, at 7 in the evening This event is supported by the Japan Foundation Manila.
Hashimoto, Iida, and Pacena will discuss their co-curatorial engagement in Omnilogue, a series of exhibitions on Japanese contemporary art from 2011 to 2013, followed by brief presentations of their individual projects. Under the auspices of the Japan Foundation’s JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) program for Creators, the project initiated the collaboration between the invited curators from Asian cities and Japanese curators. Omnilogue has involved extensive research and conversational processes that culminated in exhibitions in Perth, Australia (2011) and New Delhi, India (2012). The final leg of the project will unfold in Singapore on January 19th, 2013 at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum.
While each exhibition under the larger project Omnilogue works with a distinct curatorial theme, each has aimed to carve out cultural specificities and regional contexts of host cities; to broaden the discourse of cultural exchange through contemporary art.
Azusa Hashimoto is the curator at the National Museum of Art, Osaka since 2008. Hashimoto and Jaime Pacena II co-curated Omnilogue: Alternating Currents - Japanese Art After March 2011 with Leigh Robb at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Australia. Shihoko Iida is an independent curator and co-curator of the forthcoming Aichi Triennale 2013 in Japan. She co-curated Omnilogue: Journey to the West at the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi early this year (2012). Pacena is an artist, educator, and curator based in Manila. He helms the breathing, evolving, collaborative art project Bliss Market: Exchange in Time, Space of Transcience, culminating from May to June 2012.
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