Tate Britain Conference

Transnational Cities Tokyo and London

Lee Ufan, ‘From Line’ 1978
Lee Ufan, From Line 1978. Tate. © Lee Ufan

Learn about Tokyo and London as sites of transnational exchange

Transnational Cities: Tokyo and London is an international symposium is co-hosted by Tate Research Centre: Asia and TrAIN Research Centre, UAL and arranged in partnership with Aoyama Gakuin University, Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis, Carleton University, Meiji Jingu Intercultural Research Institute and Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC).

This symposium will examine the historical interconnectedness of cultures in Tokyo and London. The first day explores Tokyo’s transnational histories and futures. The second day looks at the intersections and points of contact among multiple cultures and diverse artistic legacies in London.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Sonia Boyce, Reiko Tomii and Lee Ufan.

Confirmed speakers include: Alessio Antoniolli, Michael Asbury, Gavin Jantjes, Shanay Jhaveri, Carmen Julia, Geeta Kapur, Kuroishi Izumi, Sook-Kyung Lee, Amna Malik, Vivan Sundaram, Ming Tiampo, Isobel Whitelegg and Hiroki Yamamoto.

Programme for Transnational Cities: Tokyo and London (PDF, 332.57 KB)

Tate Research Centre: Asia has been generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding for Transnational Cities has been provided by Toshiba International Foundation, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts Cultures, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.​​​ In association with the Japan Foundation who provided Japanese translation.

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29 September 2017 at 10.00–18.00

30 September 2017 at 10.00–18.00