Talk Event “Media Art Revolution Creation of Mechanical and Electronic Device Media Art”
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2022, start 17:00~18:30
Guest: Kazuhiko Hachiya (media artist), Kiyoshi Kusumi (art critic)
Free of charge / No advance registration required
While looking back on the birth of Japan’s mechanical and electronic device media art in the 1990s, we will introduce the art scene that continues to evolve with technology.
The art scene in the early 1990s when Maywa Denki made its debut. Along with the acceleration of the IT revolution such as i-mode and the Internet, technology has spread as a means, method, and place for artists’ activities. At that time, Maywa Denki’s BT Bijutsu Techo(Japanese art magazine) featured “Media Art Revolution – Art IT Revolution” (November 2000 issue). In this related talk, we will look back on the Japanese art scene in the first half of the 1990s with guest art critic Kiyoshi Kusumi, who planned this feature as an editor, and media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya. Don’t miss the screening of treasured footage from the time by Mr. Hachiya, and the introduction of zines published by artists by Mr. Kusumi. Roentgen Art Institute, Ginbrart, Shinjuku Shonen Art, Sony Art Artist Audition, art feature on TV programs. Shouldn’t we be able to see the origins of the art that lead to the modern art scene!!