Tokyo and Beyond: Cultural Translation in Artistic Practices [conversation]

Messe Basel

Jun. 12, 2024

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Yuko Mohri, Artist, Tokyo
Ming Wong, Artist, Berlin
Moderator: Andrew Maerkle, Editorial Director, Art Week Tokyo

Whether drawing from China and Korea or the international avant-garde, Japanese art has a long tradition of cultural syncretism. At the same time, Japanese culture – from anime to woodblock prints and Zen practices – has had a profound effect on international art. Looking at this history reveals insights into the contradictions and possibilities of global culture today – and recalls Édouard Glissant’s observation that ‘I can change through exchange with the other, without losing or diluting my sense of self.’ This panel invites artists who engage with Japan to discuss issues of cultural translation and hybridity in their work.

This panel is organized in collaboration with Art Week Tokyo.
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Photo: kugeyasuhide

Tokyo and Beyond: Cultural Translation in Artistic Practices [conversation]