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This week’s events: April 6 to April 12

Apr. 3, 2015 (Fri.) 19:45

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The following events will be held from April 6 to April 12, 2015. For a full list of events held just before and during the exhibition including those presented by entities other than Parasophia and its participating artists, click here. Links to individual event pages will be added as soon as they are available.

April 6: Closed

[Lecture] Emiko Kasahara “Aesthetics within the System/The System within Aesthetics: A Consideration from Modern Kyoto”
April 11 (Sat.) 4:00–5:30 PM
Venue: Parasophia Room, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
80 seats available

[Lecture] Chizuko Ueno “Taking Democracy into Our Own Hands”
April 12 (Sun.) Part 1: 1:00 PM–, Part 2: 2:45 PM–
Part 1: Lecture by Chizuko Ueno
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Part 2: Open Discussion “Chizuko Ueno & Audience Members”
Facilitators: Keiko Kurachi & Satoru Takahashi
Venue: Exhibition space, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (inside of Ornament and Crime: Sense/Common) / up to 100 participants (valid Parasophia ticket required; numbers distributed at the Information desk starting from 10:00 AM)

[Outdoor Screening] Miwa Yanagi’s Stage Trailer Project
100th Anniversary of Tadeusz Kantor’s Birth: Commemorative Lecture, Symposium, and Outdoor Screening
April 12 (Sun.) Part 1: 3:00–4:30 PM, Part 2: 5:00–7:30 PM
Part 1: Lecture by Małgorzata Dziewulska (theater writer)
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Parasophia Room / 80 seats available
Part 2: Symposium & Outdoor Screening
Venue: Area in front of Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art * Part 2 may be moved indoors in case of rain.
Speakers: Akiko Yamane (composer), Miwa Yanangi, Akira Tatehata (former President, Kyoto City University of Arts), Małgorzata Dziewulska and Tokimasa Sekiguchi (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Moderator: Akiko Kasuya (Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Presented by Kyoto City University of Arts
Co-presented by Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 and Instytut Polski w Tokio
With the cooperation of (Part 2 only)

[Cinema Program] Talk by Tetsuaki Matsue & Alexander Zahlten
April 12 (Sun.) 7:40–8:40 PM
Venue: Film Theatre, The Museum of Kyoto
Speakers: Tetsuaki Matsue (film director) and Alexander Zahlten
174 seats available (Parasophia ticket required)

[Cinema Program] Alexander Zahlten “Mirrorball on Asia”
This series of screenings of 11 films focuses on Japanese cinema in East Asia and features mainly Japanese films from the 1960s to the 2010s. Audiences are encouraged to see several films in order to compare their artistic expression, narratives, and backgrounds.
April 5 (Sun.)–19 (Sun.)
Venue: Film Theatre, The Museum of Kyoto (on the corner of Sanjo and Takakura Streets, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto)
Admission: Free for Parasophia ticket-holders. Show your Parasophia ticket to see any screening. Parasophia ticket information

[Workshops] Cai Guo-Qiang “Children Da Vincis” Project
“What’s important isn’t whether you can fly.” —Cai Guo-Qiang
Children will be invited to set their imaginations free and create objects using everyday materials that will be included in Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
Every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday between March 8 and April 26, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Venue: Main gallery, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
For ages 5 to 10; must be accompanied by guardian (adult participation is limited to observation only)
See all workshops held before the exhibition (scroll down to the bottom)

Lisa Anne Auerbach American Megazine: Mega-Girls
A pair of “mega-girls” wearing knitted sashes by Lisa Anne Auerbach will be turning the pages of American Megazine #1 and American Megazine #2 every weekend starting from March 22.
Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from March 22 to May 10 at 1:30–2:00 PM and 3:30–4:00 PM
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Sherpa Tours
These unique tours are planned by the Parasophia Volunteers to share different ways to enjoy the exhibition. Details will be announced at the Volunteers desk at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and on the Parasophia Volunteer Center’s website (
Every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday between March 14 and May 10, 2:00 PM– (40–60 min.)
* Sign up to participate starting from 1:00 PM on the day of the tour.
Venue: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
● Sherpas (volunteer mediators) are always available throughout the exhibition space to answer questions or take part in discussions about any particular artwork.
● For group tours, please contact the Parasophia Volunteer Center.
Parasophia Volunteer Center (c/o Kyoto Art Center)
Phone: +81-(0)75-213-1000 / FAX: +81-(0)75-213-1004 / E-mail:

Extended hours at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art’s hours will be extended until 7:00 PM (last admission at 6:30 PM) from March 27 to April 12 and from April 29 to May 10.

* All event details are subject to change. Events may be cancelled without advance notice.
* Reservation not required unless otherwise specified; seats available on first-come, first-served basis on the day of each event. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Parasophia ticket may be required for events held in the exhibition space.
* All events are held in Japanese unless indicated otherwise.
* All events are presented by the Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture Organizing Committee, Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives (Kyoto Keizai Doyukai), Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyoto City unless indicated otherwise.
* “PAB” refers to Parasophia’s Professional Advisory Board.