GuestJun Aoki (Director of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
HostKyoto Experiment Co-director
In March 2020, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art reopened after extensive renovations. In this talk, Jun Aoki, the architect and director of the museum who oversaw the renovations, will join the Kyoto Experiment co-directors for a crosstalk on the relationship between art and society, and its expandability. In the performing arts, experimental forms have emerged from attempts to expand into other fields. The speakers will freely discuss their visions for how architecture can link up with things beyond its conventional parameters, and, based on these approaches, the kind of exhibitions and events we should hold at art museums in society in the future. The talk will be an opportunity to reflect widely across disciplines on Kyoto, experimental artistic expression, and ways to engage with society.
2.15 (Mon) 19:00-20:30
Click here to watch the live stream on youtube.
Language: Japanese only
Born in Yokohama in 1956, Jun Aoki is an architect. He completed a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo and set up his own architecture firm, Jun Aoki & Associates, in 1991 (restructured as AS Co., Ltd. in 2020). Major examples of his work include Mamihara Bridge (winner of the Kumamoto Scenery Award), S (Yoshioka Award), Fukushima Lagoon Museum (Architectural Institute of Japan Prize), Louis Vuitton Omotesando (BCS Prize), the Aomori Museum of Art, Omiyamae Gymnasium, and Miyoshi Civic Hall Kiriri. From public and commercial buildings to private residences, his work encompasses a wide range of designs, and he is also active in other disciplines, including as a visual artist who creates installation artworks. In 2005, he received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists. In collaboration with Tezzo Nishizawa, he designed the renovations for the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, and was appointed the museum’s director from April 2019. He also teaches at the Department of Architecture at Tokyo University of the Arts.