New Wave Gutai-Jin Conference
Information on the Second General Assembly: International Symposium in Karuizawa

The New Wave Gutai-Jin Conference is founded on the mission of inheriting the passion of the Gutai Art Collective (founded in 1954, disbanded in 1972). The first general assembly was held in Kobe on April 18th, 2015. At that meeting, we re-acknowledged the achievement of Gutai as led by Jiro Yoshihara, which was the guiding and nurturing of the next generation of superior artists all over the world through their original platform consisting of the Gutai Journal and the Gutai Pinacotheca museum.
The New Wave Gutai-Jin Conference is founded with the objective to function as a gateway to introduce emerging artists in the global art world. To pave the way toward international recognition of our objective, we are pleased to hold an international symposium on the following schedule.

Presented by
New Wave Gutai-Jin Conference

Under the auspices of
Nagano Prefectural Board of Education / Karuizawa-machi / The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun / 
JOMO SHINBUN /Nagano Broadcasting Systems, Inc. / Asahi Broadcasting Nagano Co., Ltd. / Karuizawa, the Paper (ADAID, Inc.) / KaruizawaNEWS / FM KARUIZAWA / Promotional Council for Karuizawa, International City of Arts and Culture

Sponsored by
Christie’s Hong Kong

Founding Members
Junji Ito, Yoshiaki Inui, Chiyu Uemae, Yoshio Kato, Shigenobu Kimura, Koei Shiraishi, Yukio Shiraishi, Nobuyuki Senzoku, Toru Takahashi, Hideyoshi Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Yutaka Mino, Shuji Mukai, Kunio Motoe
*Names listed in alphabetical order, without honorifics

Schedule at a glance * Subject to change.
Date and Time: August 23rd Sunday, 2015  1:30pm (Reception begins at 1pm)
Venue: Karuizawa New Art Museum
1151-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano Prefecture
389-0102 (8min walk from the Karuizawa Station, North Exit)
Capacity: 80

Reception begins
Greeting from the organizer
 Guest speech given by Mr. Hiroshi Yanagisawa, Deputy Mayor of Karuizawa-machi
1:40pm – 2:10pm
 ①Keynote Speech: Christie’s Hong Kong and the Current State of the Asian Market
 Speaker: Rebecca Wei (President, Christie’s Hong Kong, Asia) 
 ②Keynote Speech: World Perspective of “Gutai” from the Yamamura Collection
 Speaker: Yutaka Mino (Chairman, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
 ③Keynote Speech: Insights from the International Evaluation of Tsuguharu Foujita
 Speaker: Nobuyuki Senzoku (Chairman, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum)
3:10pm – 3:30pm
 Short Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Symposium: Why “Gutai” is Highly Acclaimed in the International Art Market
Panelists: Eric Chang, Yukata Mino, Nobuyuki Senzoku
(*Names listed in the order of appearance in the program, without honorifics)

For further information:
New Wave Gutai-Jin Conference
Executive Office Direct Telephone: 0276-42-1116 – Kazuo Ohi / Kazufumi Suzuki

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