Lectures, workshops, and exhibitions concerning art
In an effort to enhance artistic and cultural sensitivities, KUAC’s events are distinguished by a sense of diversity and progressiveness. These include lectures accompanied by performances, cross-disciplinary symposia, joint presentations by poets and artists from various genres, workshops that explore expressions of the body, and exhibitions that include installation works. Most of KUAC’s presentations are open to students, and in principle, free to participants.
Along with carrying out inter-generational activities such as workshops that aim to promote a total educational environment, for Keio Gijuku elementary and high school students, KUAC extends its participation to employees and graduates of the university as well as to local residents, and the general public.
Keio university art space
We organize the exhibitions held at Keio University Art Space, newly opened in September 2011.
We organize extensive archives that contain information on contemporary art and the cultural treasures housed at Keio University. The archives are based on two principle ideas: firstly, the “Genetic Archive” – an archive that develops with progresses in the arts, and avoids the stasis of fixed classification; secondly, the “Research Archive” – an archive that collects and accumulates research papers and materials on given subject areas.
Planning and carrying out research and investigations concerning art
We hold a series of long-term and short-term research meetings led by our research fellows and curators that also include participation from other specialists. We present the results of these research meetings at symposia and through written publications.
Research and advisory role concerning the cultural properties of Keio University
We are engaged in the task of investigating the artworks and architectural buildings of Keio University, and giving advice and leadership in the care and maintenance of these cultural properties.
Research, education, and practice in Arts Management
KUAC holds a regular lecture series oriented towards Keio employees and students as well as non-affiliates. We also regularly hold educational research meetings to which we invite representatives from non-profit organizations, art managers, and researchers from both within and outside the university.
- Pleating Machine 2: Ko Nakajima x Yutaka Matsuzawa ― Rooms in the Photographs
- UMAC Tokyo Seminar: University Museums as Cultural Commons: Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Museums
- Ana Mendieta
- Bookworms / Bookfiends
- Minato-e: Notebook on Cities and Cultures
- Uesughi Mitsuyo Butoh Performance Life