- 5/26(Sat) 17:00 - 18:30
- 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
- [Participation fee]
* Conducted in Japanese
Art critic. Born in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture in 1962. His main works are “Zoho Simulation-ism” (Enlarged Simulations) (Chikuma Gakugei Bunko), “Nihon /Gendai /Bijutsu” (Japan/ Modern/ Art) (Shinchosha), “Han Art Nyumon” (Introduction to Anti-Art) (Gentosha), “Gobijutsuron” (Post-Art Theory) (25th Yoshida Hidekazu Prize),”Shinbijutsuron” (Earthquake Art Theory) (2017 Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts) (Bijutsu Shuppansha). He has also served as editorial board member of “Senso to Bijutsu 1937–45 (War and Art 1937–45)” (Kokusho Kankokai) and was the editor-in-charge of “Nihon Bijutsu Zenshu 19 Kakuchosuru Sengo Bijutsu” (Japanese Art Complete Works 19 The Expansion of Postwar Art)” (Shogakukan). Currently a professor at Tama Art University and a researcher at the Institute for Art Anthropology.
Ito was a professor in the Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University and currently he is a professor in the Department of Intermedia Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. He has been involved in many art, education, and social activities, including establishment, planning and operation of Tokyo Creative Corp., a design network for exchanges among different industries; the planning and operation of Osaka Inter Medium Institute, a practical educational institution for the integration of different cultures and joint creation; and direction of the city-creation-type workshop studio/Tokyo Architecture and Design (ADD) Studio, and has served as a member of The Japan Foundation International Exhibition Committee, a member of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan Arts Fund Review Committee, a member of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Planning and Operation Committee, a member of the Kawasaki City Museum Collection Committee, a member of the Sagamihara City Photographic Art Festival Special Steering Committee, a member of the Saito International Culture City Planning Committee, a member of the Yomiuri Shimbun Reading Committee, a member of the NTT Intercommunication Center Committee, Chief Director of the Osaka Inter Medium Institute courses, Director of the Tokyo ADD Studio, Chair of the 2005 Japan World Exposition Design Committee, etc.
He has authored many books, most notably Shashin-Toshi ('Photo Cities,' Fuyukisha), Nijusseiki-shashin-shi ('The History of 20th Century Photography,' Chikuma Shobo), Jiorama-ron ('Diorama Theory,' Libroport), Nijusseiki-Imēji-Kōkogaku ('The Iconography of 20th Century,' The Asahi Shimbun Company), Denshi-Bijutsu-ron ('The Theory of Electronic Art,' NTT Publishing), Jōhō-Eizōgaku-Nyūmon ('Introduction to Information and Image Studies,' Ohm, Inc.), and Jōhō-Medhia-gaku-Nyūmon ('Introduction to Information and Media Studies,' Ohm, Inc.).