12 September 2015 (Saturday)
Five Arts Centre @Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
The Community-based Art Project: Some examples from Japan and Malaysia
In this is a sharing session, Mariko will talk about her work in Japan, focusing on the community-based project in Maizuru city and Saitama city. She will also share her observations about Malaysian community art and its social background, in comparison to Japan.
Mariko Mori is an Art Producer, Curator and Researcher from Japan. After graduating from Nanzan University, where she majored cultural anthropology, she has worked at Furukawa Art Museum as a curator; at Aichi Prefectural Arts Promotion Service and Kyoto Performing Arts Center. Since 2007, she has worked for wide range of contemporary art, theatre, dance, and music as a producer and curator on a freelance basis. Since 2009, she has started to work as a director of MAIZURU RB, a community-based art project in Maizuru City/Kyoto, and established a new non-profitable incorporated association TORINDO. She is a program director of Roppongi Art Night 2014, a member of executive board Arts NPO Link, and a project director of Saitama Triennale 2016. She has been in Kuala Lumpur since April 2015, as a researcher about community art in Malaysia, supported by The Cultural Affairs Agency, Government of Japan.