*You can view the guidance videos from the links below.
Since its foundation in 1993, the Art Center has pursued a number of inter-disciplinary activities relating to the fine arts, music, bodily expression, and literature. At the same time it investigates the possibilities and problems with the current state of creative and cultural activities, such as arts management and archival practices in contemporary society. Since 2007, we have placed a particular emphasis on organizing courses related to our various research expertize, both through courses at the Art Center, and through the various lectures and seminars offered by Art Center fellows, at Keio University Mita Campus.
Colloquium: Archival Research / Seminar: Archival Research
The aim of this course is to develop a methodology for observing, recording, preserving, communicating, including, and expressing diverse current events and their expressions, based on the state of art archives and the pursuit of artistic research and activities through art archives. Specifically, we think about various events related to art and the materials organized around them through the theory and practice of "Archive". "What is an archive, what are the conditions under which an archive is established, what an archive can do, and how to build an archive" This thinking is organized around these 4 questions. The main task of this lecture is to learn the basic methods of building an archive through these ideas based on a practical model of specific artistic activities, and to think about art. We expect the participation of students, not only those who study art, but also from a wide variety of research fields.
Guidance Video (Publish on March 31, 2022) : https://keio.app.box.com/s/ukzc7ccufs6oevjq4s4jo2swc8kbbz9c
Jazz Moves On !
With the support of the Shinji Hattori Foundation, we hold a course that examines the past, present and future of jazz from many angles. In this course, students learn, in a historical, theoretical, aesthetic, and practical manner, "jazz" which was born in the United States in the 20 century and quickly became a cultural asset shared by the people of the world. We often invite musicians who are at the top of the Japanese jazz scene, and deepen their learning by "Experience".
Guidance Video (Publish on April 13, 2020) : https://youtu.be/EbZlV3HVINU