Cinema Education "Humanity and Society Today" Series 7
"Women's Challenge: At the Limits of Art"
(1)2011/01/29 (2)2011/02/19 (3)2011/03/05
Large Auditorium on the 5th Floor, Suzaku Campus, Ritsumeikan University
■ Open Lecture Cinema Education "Humanity and Society Today" Series
7: "Women's Challange: At the Limits of Art"
The 7th open lecture of our series Cinema Education "Humanity and
Society Today" entitled "Women's Challenge: At the Limits of Art" will
be held at Ritsumeikan University.
The objective of this series of open lectures is to offer the
participants an opportunity to think deeply about humanity and society
as they are today through an analysis of modes of relationships
depicted in cinema.
This series as an attempt to broaden our horizons by learning from
ideas appearing in discussions and lectures conducted after the
screenings, ideas that are sometimes bizarre, sometimes provocative,
At the same time the project shall create a space, in which we can
enjoy cinema humanics as a pleasing diversion, spending our time
immersed in discussions that do not lead to any conclusions, asking
questions that have more than one answer.
In this 7th lecture of the series, "Women's Challenge: At the Limits
of Art", our subject shall be documentary art created by women, art
which is very radical in the art world.
We hope their activities shall help us cast new light on creation and
consumption, on the complex dynamics inherent in the acts of showing
and of being shown, and finally try to at least approach if not answer
the question of what art is..
Hosted by: Institute of Human Sciences of Ritsumeikan University,
Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University
Co-hosted by: Kyoto Cinema
In cooperation with: Cetera International, MAXAM Inc., THE CLOCKWORX
Co., Ltd., B.B.B.inc
Masako KAMIYA (Representative of Kyoto Cinema / Professor,
College of Social Sciences of Ritsumeikan University)
(Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences of Ritsumeikan University)
Graduate School of Science for Human Services of Ritsumeikan University)
(Post Doctoral Fellow, Kinugasa Research Organization of Ritsumeikan University)
◆ Date, time and movie titles
◇ January 29, 2011 (Sat.) "Callas Assoluta"
Discussion: Hiroshi YOSHIDA (Associate Professor, Graduate School of
Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences of Ritsumeikan University) x Yoko MATSUBARA (Professor,
Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences of Ritsumeikan University)
◇ February 19, 2011 (Sat.) "Near Equal Yayoi KUSAMA: I Adore Myself"
Discussion: Akira TATEHATA (Director of the National Museum of Art,
Osaka) x Hiroshi YOSHIDA
◇ March 5, 2011 (Sat.) "The September Issue"
Discussion: Hiroko HIRAYOSHI (Lecturer, Graduate School of Human
Development and Environment of Kobe University) x Hiroshi YOSHIDA
* Admission: 13:00; screening start: 13:30 (scheduled to end at
◆ Place: Large Auditorium on the
5th Floor, Suzaku Campus, Ritsumeikan University
* There is no parking space for cars or bicycles, so please use public
transportation for access.
■ Suzaku Campus, Ritsumeikan University ■
◇ Access map (a link to the campus map) :
[link to an external site]
◆ Admission fee:
◇ General public .... 800 yen
◇ Staff and students of Ritsumeikan University, members of Kyoto Cinema
.... 500 yen
* Tickets will be sold starting from 13:00 on the day of the screening
(no reception or distribution of reservation tickets will be done in
* Please understand that if all seats are taken, we might have to limit
◆ For inquiries kindly contact below:
Bureau, Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
56-1, Tojiin Kita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, 603-8577
URL: [external site]
◆ The leaflets of the screenings are available at the URL below:
* This project is one of the results of research projects of (1) Global
COE Program Ars Vivendi and (2) Strategic Research Foundation
Grant-aided Project for Private Universities "Creation of a Model of
Sustainable Personal Support of Independence Using University for
Simulation of Social Space", both funded by the Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports Science and Technology in Japan.