The Current State of Kanazawa Crafts-Exhibition

Space Design: nendo

  • Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2009 to Sunday, 25 October 2009
  • Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa People's gallery
  • Admission: Free

This is the first of two exhibitions, one this year and one in 2010. It will serve as a pre-exhibition to 2010, in part with the Kanazawa Craft Association's chosen artists and with collection of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazaw. The prize winners of the Kanazawa International Craft Competition will be on exhibit, as well as a general overview of the state of craft in Kanazawa.

5th World Craft City Conference in Kanazawa

  • Date: Thursday, 15 October 2009
  • Hours: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Theater 21
  • Admission: Free

Part 1: Presentation

  • Theme: Thoughts on the Freedom of Craft
  • Speaker: Christine Chimizu (curator at he French National Museum of Ceramics)

Part 2: Discussion Forum

  • Theme: The Factors of East Asian Craft
  • Coordinator: Yuji Akimoto(Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
  • Panelists: Xuxiang Tang(Professor, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University), Dosik Seo(Associate Dean Professor, Faculty of Crafts & Design, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University), Ching-Yuan Chang(Associate Professor, tainan National University of the Arts), Mamoru Nakagawa(Professor Kanazawa College of Art), Toshio Ohi(Guest Professor, Kanazawa University)