グローバルアート共同カリキュラム特別講義Special Lectures in International Joint Curriculum for Global Art

June 02, 2015



・講師:クレリア・チェルニック(Clélia ZERNIK)




・講師:ジャン=リュック・ヴィルムート(Jean-Luc VILMOUTH)



On Wednesday, May 13th , special lectures were organized by one of the units of the 2015 International Joint Curriculum for Global Art “Tokyo University of the Arts × École des Beaux-Arts”, with two professors of the École Notaionale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris(or École des Beaux-Arts).

Special Lecture 1 “Relational Aesthetics” and “Art in Post-Fukushima”

LecturerClélia Zernik

An art critic and a professor of philosophy at The École Notaionale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris. Her research bears on the relationship between art and science, in connection with psychological description and phenomenological experience.

She has a profound knowledge of Japanese esthetics and has been awarded a grannt for a postdoctral research at Waseda University. Her publication includes an essay on Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.


The first half of the lecture dealt with the basic theory of Relational Aesthetics, a world-bestseller in 1998 by Nicolas Bourriaud, who is the current Director of École des Beaux-Arts.

In the second half, Professor Zernik’s own research theme “Art in Post-Fukushima” was discussed, during which she explained, from the perspective of an overseas researcher, how expressions of artists have changed after 3.11.


Special Lecture 2 “Activities as an artist”

Lecturer:Jean-Luc Vilmouth

A professor at École des Beaux-Arts and a contemporary artist based in Paris, Jean-Luc VILMOUTH has been engaged in a wide range of art activities including installations, participatory workshops, performances and visual works.

Starting in the 1980s, with the Venice Biennale (1982) and documents 7(1982), he has participated in numerous international exhibitions. As being a Japanophile, he has visited Japan over a hundred times. As is exemplified by “Café Little Boy”, which was exhibited in PARASOPHIA: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, He has also been pouring energy continuously into exhibiting his artworks in Japan.


From his various past activities, a wide range of different expressions such as installations, visual works and performances was introduced. A presentation was made with slides showing a number of art projects where Prof. VILMOUTH bored emphasis on changes to people or the environment triggered by the intervention of artwork in a public space.

Asked by a student what a next ambition yet to be achieved was for Prof. Vilmouth, who had realized numerous projects, he answered “to be a good artist and to realize a better world”. He added that a better world by his definition was the one where people could have a lot of experiences and where such experiences would be meaningful”.