The Art Islands of the Inland Sea of Japan

Many are aware of the spectacular art museums and installations on three major islands in the Inland Sea of Japan. The three islands are Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima. These art projects are supported by a Triennale, the 5th of which will occur in 2022. The Triennale is across a larger number of islands, 12 islands and 2 ports and leaves behind many permanent installations. John McBride will present a fuller picture of these remarkable art installations and their impact on the societies of these small islands. Hints for visiting the islands will also be provided.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Search for Fram Kitagawa. Read his own website at www.artfront.co.jp/en
  • Art Place Japan: The Echigo-Tsumari Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature (available from the Japan Foundation Sydney library)
  • Setouchi International Art Festival 2010. Artworks catalog / [supervised by Fram and Setouchi International Art Festival Executive Committee] (available at the Japan Foundation Sydney library)
  • History of the Inland Sea of Japan - notes provided by John McBride in class.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Ancient history of the Inland Sea of Japan area
  • Contemporary history of art triennales of the Inland Sea of Japan area
  • Hints for planning your own trip to the Inland Sea area (2022 is the fifth Triennale)
  • Visit each of the 12 islands and 2 ports in turn and learn of the types of permanent, and likely temporary art installations during the Triennale.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Begin to plan their own visit to the Inland Sea art islands.
  2. Be aware of the long history of the area, and the reasons for the development of the contemporary art installations.
  3. Learn about a number of famous Japanese contemporary artists who are now active on the international stage.
$81 Limited / $73

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01 Feb

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