Calling for artist / curator/ researcher who are involved in the complexities of context of current socio-political climate, particularly with the pretext of Tokyo Olympics 2020 which is said to be a “Re-construction -Fukkou- Olympics”, to renew the image of the country from the catastrophic effects caused by the 2011 Triple disaster including Fukushima Nuclear Fallout situation while boosting its economy. While the funding towards cultural activities has been increased, and yet, also there has been incidents of censorship and self censorship applied towards activities which has been deemed to contradicts a “positive" projection of an image.
AAUK are hoping to invite a practitioner who can contribute proactively to the current discourse about the political censorship and self-censorship with the context of pre-Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Residency participant is expected to contribute to the discussion events organised during the programme. There is an opportunity to present your practice during this programme.
We will be hosting artists for our Residency Project this autumn, and deliver discussion events in relation to the question;
How Can Art Contribute to Discourses on Planetary Crisis?
If you would like to get involved in future activities, please contact us.