Since the first International Mokuhanga Conference in 2011, a number of participants conveyed their desire to discuss many of the issues raised during the conferences in more detail. IMC2017 is the first conference to introduce roundtable discussions. The three roundtable discussions here present different topics regarding: the market for mokuhanga; mokuhanga’s non-toxic properties; and AIR programs. A wide-ranging group of artists, artisans, craftsmen, educators, etc., will lead the discussions which are also open to participant inquiry. This exchange of ideas will be recorded and will represent an up-to-the-minute response to the current status of mokuhanga and its future.
Roundtable Discussion I
Art Market Approaches: Improving international markets for mokuhanga artists and artisans Ralph Kiggell — Moderator • Paul Binnie • Kyoko Hirai • Shoichi Kitamura Friday, September 29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Art Building | First Floor – Room 101 • Tuula Moilanen • Florence Neal • Ruth Pelzer-Montada
Roundtable Discussion II
Mokuhanga’s Non-toxic Mode: Exploring mokuhanga as a contemporary practice for the 21st Century Yoonmi Nam — Moderator • Katie Baldwin • Paul Furneaux • Jacqueline Gribbin Saturday, September 30 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm Art Building | First Floor – Auditorium • Kari Laitinen • Roslyn Kean • Katsutoshi Yuasa
Roundtable Discussion III
Advancing AIR Programs: Fostering deeper connections across the global mokuhanga community through international exchange and residency programs Karen Kunc — Moderator • Hoyin Fung • Keiko Hara • Catherine Kernan Saturday, September 30 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Art Building | First Floor – Auditorium • Karen Maurstig • Setsuko Morinoue • Sao-mui Yung † Remote contributions from Simone Philippou and Fernando Saiki (Tokyo University of the Arts-Geidai)