Inter-Nation & Interpretation

2) Panel and Forum

Admission Free
Registration is required from here in order to attend this program.

Japan currently offers two printmaking AIR programs: the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, in Fujikawaguchiko-cho at the foot of Mount Fuji, and Art Studio Itsukaichi, in Akiruno in western Tokyo. Although Japan has many studios with printmaking facilities, they are not necessarily sufficiently equipped to invite foreign artists. Moreover, increasing numbers of young Japanese printmakers are looking for printmaking studios abroad, although they struggle with the various application procedures. They often end up having to visit the location in advance in order to ascertain whether the studio’s environment is suited to their work. It is particularly difficult for Japanese artists to achieve their goals during a short stay of one or two months, despite their investment of money, time, and energy.

In response to this situation, the invited directors will give presentations on their workshops to Japanese printmakers, university educators, students, and others interested in applying for admission to international printmaking studios and residencies.

  1. Workshops organized for a group of university students
  2. Exchange programs between different universities
  3. Other workshop information

After the presentation, the forum will open for discussion with the public audience. A reception will follow to continue to foster a relationship between the invited directors, conference participants, and the audiences.

Date and Time Open Forum: September 12 Fri. 2014, 17:00-19:30
Reception: September 12 Fri. 2014, 19:30 – 21:00