Viva Video! : The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota Online Talk Vol. 1
Why is it Shigeko Kubota Now?
Viva Video! x Liquid Reality
2021 witnessed the serendipitous opening of two exhibitions of Shigeko Kubota in Japan and the United States. These are the first major exhibitions of her representative video sculptures after 30 years following the 1991 exhibition, Shigeko Kubota Video Sculpture in New York. In this program, curators of the Viva Video! : The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota exhibition, which is co-organized by the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and the curator of the Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, will present their exhibition concepts, intentions, and characteristics. Furthermore, the representative from the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, which preserves Kubota’s art after her death and contributes to further research and development of video art, will talk about the role the Foundation played in these exhibitions and others.
１. About the Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota exhibition
Mayumi Hamada, Curator, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
２. About the Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality exhibition
Erica Papernik-Shimizu, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York
３. About the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation
Lia Robinson, Director of Programs and Research, the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation
４. A roundtable discussion on two exhibitions
Erica Papernik-Shimizu, Lia Robinson, Mayumi Hamada, Azusa Hashimoto (Curator, The National Museum of Art, Osaka), Mihoko Nishikawa (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo), Midori Yoshimoto (Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, New Jersey City University)
Archive of online talk related to the “Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota”, Vol.1
Why is it Shigeko Kubota Now? Viva Video! x Liquid Reality
December 19, Sun. 10:30-11:45 a.m. (JST)/ December 18, Sat. 20:30-21:45 p.m. (EST)
- Participation method
Online, free, simultaneous Japanese-English / English-Japanese translation provided
You may download the Zoom application beforehand or join from your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge are recommended).
Upon a prompt, please enter your name and email address. Your personal information will not be shared. You can listen to the English or Japanese channel throughout the program. You can also ask speakers some questions through chat. This program will be subtitled and made available through an online archive later.
The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
- Grant support
The Pola Art Foundation, The Nomura Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art