On July 19, 2018, President Kai-Huang Chen, Prof. Honjohn Lin (Director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts) and Assistant Prof. Dai-Ron Wu from Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) visited President Kazuki Sawa, ahead of the opening of TNUA’s Japan visit program, “& Geidai Forum: Taipei ⇄ Tokyo The Postcolonial Urban Experience – Report on field work looking for threads of history.” The forum was then held on July 22 at Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) as part of the mutual exchange research program taking place between Tokyo Geidai and TNUA.
Tokyo Geidai’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Graduate School of Fine Arts tied an international exchange agreement with TNUA’s School of Fine Arts in 2009, and they have been collaborating through participation in symposiums or exchanging students. But, in recent years, collaborations in fields other than fine arts are also being carried out. Besides the public forum aforementioned, the Graduate School of Global Arts, for example, held a “Tokyo/Taipei Art Research Workshop” at TNUA in September 2017, as a part of Tokyo Geidai’s overseas training program called Arts Study Abroad Program (ASAP).
The meeting saw an exchange of views regarding the possibility of further strengthening partnership through promoting more collaborations in the field of music as well as continuing to conduct exchange activities on a regular basis.
Exchanging views and ideas in a relaxed environment
(From left to right) Dean of the Graduate School of Global Arts Kumakura, Prof. Wu, President Chen, Prof. Lin and Associate Prof. Sumitomo