2: IMC2017 Hawaii: The Bridgemakers

Claire Cuccio, Hiroki Morinoue and Miho Morinoue at IMC2014

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IMC 2014 Tokyo was held at the Tokyo University of the Arts with the Satellite events held at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda complex. It was a very rich experience and a celebration of art and culture that seems to have happened just yesterday.
During the conference, we exchanged some thoughts about holding the next IMC abroad to benefit many Japanese interests. Holding the conference outside Japan would offer Japanese craftsmen and young Japanese printmakers an opportunity to see how Japanese mokuhanga is used in the West, and to see Western views of Mokuhanga and its future possibilities. This is the only way to bring such an awareness to them, and to interest them in the rich learning experiences and development made possible by international exchanges and networking with Artist-in-Residence Programs. It will help strengthen the relationship among all the interests and beyond and sustain the lives of printmakers and craftsmen.


printing demonstration IMC2014

この会議中、次のIMCを海外で開催することが如何に多くの日本の木版画界の活性化に役立つ事か考慮した上で、いくつかの考えを交換しました。 この会議を日本国外で開催する事は、日本の職人や若手の版画家に、日本の木版画が西洋でどのように使われているか、木版画の西洋的景観とその将来の可能性を自ら見聞して頂きたく機会を設ける事になりました。こうした唯一の考え、意識の下で、国際交流やアーティストーインーレジデンスのプログラムなどのネットワークにより可能となった豊かな学習体験、研究、開発に関心を持つ事は必然的です。 それは、全ての木版画関係者、それ以外に興味ある人達の利害関係を強化し、版画家や職人の日常生活を支え維持する為に役立つ事と思います。