translations / On War #2
Discussion with Meiya Cheng (curator) , Meiro Koizumi (artist) , Ayako Osanai (curator)

1: As for you, what is image of war?
2: What is the experience of thinking war for you?
3: What kind of impact does war have on art?
4: If you reword war in a different way, what do you translate?
5: Where does war happen, and what is the cause of “war”?
6: When does war finish?
7: If there were no war in the world, what do you think how world there are?
8: What is talking about war?

Date and Time: Tuesday, 13th December, 2012, 20:00~22:00 (doors open at 19:00)
Venue : blanClass (4-12-16 Minamiota, Minami-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa) [Map]
Admission: JPY1200 / JPY800 for Students (no reservation required)
Language: English and Japanese (English-Japanese interpretation: Jihee Lee)

Meiya Cheng | curator, Taiwan
Meiya Cheng’s research focuses on issues facing cultural production including conditions of exhibitions, the role of existing art institutions and cultural policies that shape the environment surrounding this work. Based on field research in Asia, Cheng initiated the institution Taipei Contemporary Art Center in 2009 with a group of activists, curators and artists to express the necessity of independent, non-profit institutions to serve the art community and to create a base for experimental art practices in Taipei. In addition to this work in the public realm, she also curates and conducts research on art projects in the technological age.
Meiya Cheng is an independent curator and cultural organizer based in Taipei, previously working at MOCA. She has published articles in Artco magazine, Art and Investment and Broadsheet. Recent projects include Taipei Contemporary Art Center, co-founded with a group of activists, artists and curators in 2009; Augmenting the World, a curatorial project for the 6th Taipei Digital Art Festival; and Trading Futures, co-curated with Pauline Yao, TCAC.

Meiro Koizumi | artist, Japan
(born in Gunma, Japan, 1976) and works in Yokohama, Japan. He studied at the International Christian University, Tokyo (1996-1999), Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1999-2002), and Rijksakademie van beeldend kunsten, Amsterdam (2005-2006). He won the 1st prize at Beck’s Future 2 – student’s film and video award in London (2001). His previous solo exhibitions include “Defect in Vision” at Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2012), “Broken Hero, Beautiful Afternoon” at Art Space, Sydney (2011), MAM Project 009 at Mori Museum, Tokyo (2009). He participated in numerous group shows such as, “Invisible Memories” at Hara Museum, Tokyo (2011), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Media City Seoul (2010), Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010), and Nanjin Triennale, China (2008). His works are included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. He is schedule to have a solo presentation at the Projects Series in MoMA, New York in Jan. 2013.

Ayako Osanai | curator, Japan