2018 Essay Series!

July 13, 2018

Kyoto Experiment 2018 focuses on female artists or artists and companies that identify as female. Bringing the words “woman” or “female” to the fore in this way encourages us to realize a wide variety of perspectives that offer a cross section of contemporary society, from the unease we feel from everyday conversations and customs to broader issues of gender seen in social and historical contexts. Our relay-style series of essays presents texts by specialists from different fields that problematize feminism not as an issue only for women but for society as a whole. We hope that they will provide opportunities for audiences to gain deeper insights into the festival programs. (The articles will be published approximately once every two weeks.)


Please click on the links below to read the essays published so far:

Essay Series 2018 #01 Yasuko Ikeuchi "Representations of the Actress or Female"

Essay Series 2018 #02 Mika Eglinton (Asian Women Performing Arts Collective) / "Woman x Asia x Performing Arts"

Essay Series 2018 #03 Shá Cage (Performer and Curator) / “Womanist Performance Politics”

Essay Series 2018 #04 Reiko Kokatsu (Art Critic) / “Are Women Artists Represented in European, American, or Asian Art Museum Collections and Exhibitions?”


We started our essay series with a text from our program director, Yusuke Hashimoto. Read it here!

Essay Series 2018 #00 Yusuke Hashimoto "Not Turning a Blind Eye: Memorandum for Writing a Director’s Statement"

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