Supplementary materials

August 28, 2023

ACK Talks

List of Speakers (as of Aug. 28):
Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation / Artistic Director of Aichi Triennale 2025), Aoki Jun (Architect/Director of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art)
Aaron Cesar (Founding Director of Delfina Foundation)
Greg Dvorak (Professor of International Cultural Studies at Waseda University)
Theaster Gates (Artist / Social Innovator),
Hasegawa Yuko (Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Hosoo Masataka (President and CEO of HOSOO/ Kimono weaver and curator)
Kim Haeju (Senior Curator of Singapore Art Museum)
Kataoka Mami (Director, Mori Art Museum / Director, National Center for Art Research)
Kato Izumi (Artist)
Nawa Kohei (Sculptor / Director of Sandwich Inc. / Professor at Kyoto University of the Arts)
Kour Pour (Artist)
Justin Yu (Senior Partner of Plan b Inc. /Founder and CEO of Alife Holding Co., Ltd.)
Jasmine Wahi (Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space) and more
*Please note that programs and speakers are subject to change without notice.

For additional information on ACK Talks, please visit

ACK Kids’ Programs

Participatory workshops will be held that combine “seeing” through a guided tour of the venue and “making” by actually working with hands to create artworks together with artists.

“Seeing” Guided Tour + “Making” Workshop
Dates: Sat. October 28 – Mon, October 30
    Sat. October 28 and Sun. 29 1:30-4pm (registration from 1pm),
    Mon. October 30 3-5pm (registration from 2:30pm)
Capacity: 15 people per session
Venue:ICC Kyoto New Hall Kids’ Program Hub
Special partner and childcare service operation: Rakuwakai Healthcare System

“Seeing” Guided Tour :
All tours are instructed by Art Communication Research Center (ACC), Kyoto University of the Arts

“Making” Workshop instructors (specific age groups):
Sat. October 28 Byproducts Market (8 to 13-year-olds / 3rd-6th grade elementary school students)
Sun. October 29 Tanizawa Sawako (8 to 13-year-olds / 3rd-6th grade elementary school students)
Mon. October 30 Kaneuji Teppei (Anyone can participate. Children under 7 years of age may attend if accompanied by a parent.)
– For applications and program details, please visit

– For details of the childcare service, please visit

Advance registration required. Participation in the workshops is free of charge. Admission to the venue (free for junior high school students and younger) is not included.

Associated Programs

List of Programs:

Special Exhibition

Niwa Yuta Golden Fight of Gods
Artist: Niwa Yuta
Dates & Hours: Fri. October 27, 10am‒5pm (Sunset)
        Sat. October 28 and Sun. 29, 10am‒5pm (Sunset)
        Mon. October 30, 9:00-5pm (Sunset)
Venue: Komyo-in Zen Temple
Admission: ¥800 (Including Temple Admission, Free for ACK ticket holders)
Special Partner: SGC Co., Ltd.
Supervisor: Kaneshima Takahiro

Dates & Hours: Sat. October 28, 11am-5pm
        Sun. October 29, 8am-5pm
Venue: Heian Jingu Shrine Shobikan
Admission: ¥600 (Free for ACK ticket holders)
Special Partner: Geek Pictures Inc.

Open Call Programs

Weaving a story in harmony
Artists: Hama Daijiro, Matsui Shota, and Nakamura Soshi
Dates & Hours: Wed. October 25 – Sun. November 26, 10am-6pm
*weekdays after 1st November by appointment only
Venue: Zuiun-an
Organizer: 108 artworks
Curator: Watanabe Kentaro
Admission: Free

Black cat day dream
Artists: Fujimoto Yukio, Hananofu Shuho, Kisaka Kojiro, Mickley Foster , Miyake Mai, and Asad Raza
Dates & Hours: Sat. October 21 – Tues.31, noon-5pm (Closed on Mon. October 23)
        Fri. October 27 – Mon. 30 10am-5pm(advance reservation required)
        *Fri. October 27 by invitation only.
Venue: Black cat day dream
Organizer: Coil Inc., Black cat day dream
Curator: Isabelle Olivier
Admission: Free

Isoya Hirofumi: Duration, and Today
Artist: Isoya Hirofumi
Dates & Hours: Thurs. October 26 – Sat. November 25, 11am-6pm (Closed on Mon. and Tue.)
Venue: Artro
Organizer: Hattori Shoji Corporation
Curation: Galarie Supermarket
Admission: Free

Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel: Charting the Contours of Time
Artists: Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel
Dates & Hours: Fri. October 27 – Mon. 30, 11am-6pm
Venue: Kyoto Art Center
Organizer: Yamanaka Suplex & Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation)
Admission: Adults ¥1,000 / Students (University / High school) ¥500 / Free (Under Junior high school students)

Artist: Navid Nuur
Dates & Hours: Fri. October 27 – Mon. 30 noon-6pm
Venue: Soda
Organizer: Soda
Curator: Tanaka Kazuhito (Soda)
Admission: Free

For additional information on Associated Programs, please visit


Tickets will be available online from September 1.

ACK Ticket (only available online)
Early Bird Offer: Adults ¥2,500 Students (high school and university) ¥1,000 *Sold until Fri. October 13.
Regular Prices: Adults ¥3,000 Students (high school and university) ¥1,500

For additional information, please visit

In addition, various programs will be held at Kyoto International Conference Center and other locations in Kyoto Prefecture in conjunction with ACK. The location of each venue can be viewed at the Google Map below.

Google Map

Please note:
Information listed here is current as of August 2023. There may be some changes due to extenuating circumstances. For updated information, check the website or social media channels.

Media Contact

ACK Executive Committee, Overseas Media Relations
Yoshiko Nawa and Rasa Tsuda

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