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Introducing GEISAI University Season 4 Professor: Yohei Kurose

Introducing GEISAI University Season 4 Professor: Yohei Kurose

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Many of you may have seen Kurose at GEISAI#14, where he evaluated GEISAI works at his booth “GEISAI University in GEISAI#14! GEISAI CRITICAL MEDIA“.
Yohei Kurose
(Artist, Critic)
Born in 1983, Kurose is an artist and critic. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School Of Fine Arts with a major in intermedia art. He is one of the editors of the short comic REVIEW HOUSE and has earned attention for papers such as Character ga Miteiru. Anime Hyougenron Josetsu, published in Shisouchizu. As a critic, he is seen as one of the rising stars of his generation.

Kurose is currently working on his dissertation Atarashii “Fukei” no Tanjou – Sekaikei Monogatari to Jounen Shingata.
http://twitter.com/Kaichoo
http://twitter.com/chaos_lounge

Now Professor Kurose is bringing his talents to GEISAI University as well, with a lecture whose title is culled from his GEISAI#14 booth!

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(The picture here is from Kurose’s GEISAI#14 stage talk Chaos Lounge

Just what is the Chaos Lounge? – An event inspired by ancient rituals

These days, the epicenter of the Japanese art scene is quickly shifting onto the internet. Building on the architecture (credit Satoshi Hamano) provided by 2 chan, Mixi, Youtube, Nico Nico Douga, Twitter, and Tumbler, the online world has become a storehouse of cultural treasures, continually developing with new technology and information. And yet, it also a world built and controlled by the imaginations of anonymous individuals, where disparate artistic elements and contents melt together without ever becoming a single work by a single creator. In this landscape which is both fertile and barren, is it really possible to produce art? Can an artist ever really emerge?
My exhibition Chaos Lounge was built with an awareness of these problems at its base. My lecture will elaborate on the meaning of Chaos Lounge, while also evaluating the works and creators who represent the information age and the vision that defines them .
Professor Kurose surely breathed new life into GEISAI#14 by bringing the world of criticism into the fold and this is your chance to get a closer look at the main ideas behind his discourse.

Below is a look at the actual GEISAI #14 booth “GEISAI University in GEISAI#14! GEISAI CRITICAL MEDIA.”
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(Kurose and his companions not only lectured and critiqued work at the event hall, they even tried giving out their own awards! )

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(Kurose and his companions not only lectured and critiqued work at the event hall, they even tried giving out their own awards! )


(Debates and critiques were streamed live on ustream!) To learn more, visit the official website of GEISAI Critical Media.
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/geisaicritical/

Keep your eyes peeled to see where this new wind blows!
Click below to register to attend! ↓
http://www.geisai.net/g14/form_daigaku/

We’re waiting for you!

 

 

【GEISAI University Season 4 Details】

■Season 4
Dates and Times:
Friday April 2,2010 Ryota Fukushima (Literary critic/Scholar of Chinese literature)
Friday April 9, 2010 Satoshi Hamano (Critic・Researcher for Nihon Gigei)
Friday April 16, 2010 Youhei Kurose (Artist, Critic)

Times:19:00 ~ 20:30
※All times are subject to change

Tuition:One Lecture 3,000 yen / 3 Lecture Set 7,500 yen

・To apply for admission please write in Japanese to the address below
 or apply via Ticket Pia.

・Application address: info@geisai.net

※Please make sure your mailbox settings enable receipt of messages from the following address: info@geisai.net

※The follow-up mail will be long so if you enter a mobile address, be sure to disable limitations on the number of characters it can receive.

※Please be aware that the application deadline may change depending on how many seats are filled.

※If you apply after all seats have been filled, your name will be transferred to the waiting list. We may contact in the event that someone cancels.

Venue: Kaikaikiki Gallery
   〒106-0046 Motoazabu Crest Bldg., B1F, 2-3-30 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

○Bus:Toei Bus橋86 (Stops in front of Meguro and Shimbashi Stations  Get off at Aiiku Byouin Mae – 2 minute walk to gallery      

○Train: Hiroo Subway Station (Hibiya Line) - 8 minute walk from exit one
Azabu Juban Subway Station (Namboku/Oedo Line) – 10 minute walk        

※The gallery is some distance from the closest station. Please use caution.

For more information on GEISAI University, please visit the GEISAI website.