- SHOW-CASE project
- Arts Management educational program
Our main objectives are to question current educational approaches to the management of cultural and public arts organizations (or Arts Management), attempting to move beyond the limited understanding or shortsightedness of purely academic enquiries. In addition to this, we aim to promote the development and practice of efficient Arts Management Educational Programs, through evaluating educational targets, objectives, and methods.
- Butoh: A Body Over the Edge
- Keio University Art and Architecture Open Days
- Video Information Center and Documentation of Art in 1970s Japan
This project aims at archiving the tape library and other resources of Video Information Center (VIC), and investigating the activities of VIC.
The VIC tape library consists of approximately 1,200 tapes recording performances, exhibitions,symposiums in 1970-80s, such as: Interview with Jiro Takamatsu at his studio, Interview with Nam June Paik, Kishio Suga Event (1975).
- Cultural Narrative of a City
Minato City is at once an international centre, rich in contemporary culture, and at the same time an area full of historial sites of interest, temples, shrines, and long-established businesses. The project “Cultural Narrative of a City” aims to access the dynamic axis that runs historically through Minato city.
Drawing connections between the old and new cultural resources of the city and the research activities that surround these resources, we hope to support current and future artistic and cultural activities, and at the same time to deepen the cultural tourism of the city.
- Genetic Engine
In 1998, Keio University Art Center (KUAC) opened Hijikata Tatsumi Archive, which has served as a model for our “Genetic Engine” and led us to work on art archive. As it marks the 25th anniversary this year, we are planning a series of events and publications to review and reconstruct the system of “Genetic Engine.”
Art archive can be regarded as “Genetic Engine.” Memory of an individual or an organization is quasi-material, but it essentially stays inside them. In contrast, record is externalized memory, where memory have contact with record. At this point arises an archive. Integrating the genetic elements of past event, archive re-generates them in new, various perspectives. In this sense, we call archive “Genetic Engine.”
Our attempt to revise "Genetic Engine" will be made in various field, e.g. exhibitions, publications, a symposium. We are looking forward to your participation.
- Calligraphy and Books of Zen Priests
- Hijikata Tatsumi as Trickster / “Rebellion of the Body”1968--2018
- Visits to Urban Temples: The History and Culture of Affiliated Temples of Zojoji
- KUAC Cinematheque 2 x "Pleating Machine" Issue 1
- Lecture-concert: Stradivarius -- Three centuries of master craftsmanship and musical heritage
- Visits to Urban Temples: Lecture and Zazen (meditation) Workshop at Ryugen-ji Temple