Talk Archives

In Residence | Casa Wabi | Mexico

Megumi Matsubara is in residence at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico, upon invitation and with support by Fundación Casa Wabi, Residency Program 2019.
Curator: Alberto Ríos de la Rosa, Paola Jasso

*About Fundación Casa Wabi > http://casawabi.org

Reading & Talk | DOMANI at National Art Center | Japan

Megumi Matsubara will give a reading performance “Undress,” followed by an artist talk within her installation “Un coquelicot” showcased in the 21st DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo. With presence of the curator, Yoko Hayashi [Art historian / Senior researcher (Visual Arts) at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan].

« 21st DOMANI: Art of Tomorrow » Artist Talk vol.1
Artists: Megumi Matsubara, Goro Murayama
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Date: Sun, 27th Jan 2019
Place: Gallery 2E, National Art Center, Tokyo

 

Undress / Un coquelicot, Reading & Talk by Megumi Matsubara, 21st DOMANI, National Art Center, Tokyo from Megumi Matsubara on Vimeo.

Group Show | Domani – The Art of Tomorrow | Japan

Megumi Matsubara will participate in the 21st “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition showcasing nine artists selected from the past laureates of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists.

DOMANI – The Art of Tomorrow

The National Art Center, Tokyo
Exhibition period: Wed 23 January – Sun 3 March, 2019
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00, Closed on Tuesdays

Curated by Yoko Hayashi
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs & The National Art Center, Tokyo
In cooperation with the Japan Airlines
Production by Art Venture Office Shou

Artists:

Tsubasa KATO   (2015・America)
Yoi KAWAKUBO   (2016・England)
Noriyuki KIMURA   (2016・Germany)
Nobuhiro SHIMURA   (2015・France)
Asako SHIROKI   (2015・Germany)
Masahiro HASUNUMA   (2016・Germany)
Megumi MATSUBARA   (2013・Morocco)
Goro MURAYAMA   (2015・Austria)
Akira WADA   (2007・France)

Natsunosuke MISE   (Guest artist)

Salzburg Global Seminar | Parks for the Planet – Nature and Childhood | Austria

Megumi Matsubara participated in Salzburg Global Seminar, and discussed the theme “Parks for the Planet – Nature and Childhood: From Research and Activism to Policies for Global Change” ~ Session 608

The Parks for the Planet Forum is a ten-year collaboration to reconnect people and nature in a urbanized world. Launched in 2015, it aims to improve human and societal wellbeing by expanding access to nature-rich urban spaces, increasing investments in urban conservation, and creating dynamic partnerships between people, cities, and protected area systems.

Invited by Salzburg Global Seminar, coordinated by Program Director Dominic Regester and the team.

All participants:
* Karen Keenleyside  [Vice Chair for People and Parks, IUCN WCPA, Co-Chair, IUCN #NatureForAll, Senior Advisor, #NatureForAll, Parks Canada, Canada]
* Hiroi Ariyama  [Co-Founder, Assistant Architecture Firm, Japan]
* Maria Auma  [Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments (BLI), Uganda]
* Dima Boulad  [Designer and Co-Founder, Beirut Green Project, Lebanon]
* Neil Coleman  [Mentor OPAL Midlands, Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL), UK]
* Priya Cook  [Principal Associate, Connecting Children to Nature, National League of Cities, USA]
* Katalin Czippán  [International Consultant, Education and Communication for Sustainable Development Issues, National University of Public Service (NUPS), Hungary]
* Jack Graham  [Journalist, Apolitical, UK]
* Anabel Gulias Torreiro  [Councilor, Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG), City Council of Pontevedra, Spain]
* Charlotte Kalanzi  [Environmental Education Officer, C&L Fumigation and Cleaning Co. Ltd., Uganda]
* Margaret Lamar  [Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Children and Nature, USA]
* Sabelo Lindani  [Head of Green Futures College, Grootbos Foundation, South Africa]
* Miguel Lores  [Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain]
* Karen MacLean  [Co-Founder, The Green free School (Den Grønne Friskole), Denmark]
* Heather Nonhlanhla Maseko  [Assistant National Coordinator, Civil Society Network on Climate Change, Malawi]
* Megumi Matsubara  [Co-Founder, Assistant Architecture Firm, Japan]
* Andrew Moore  [Director of Youth and Young Adult Connection, National League of Cities, USA]
* Joanna Nurse  [Strategic Advisor, InterAction Council, UK]
* Meg Otieno  [National Coordinator/CEO, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Kenya]
* Alex Plum  [Director, Development & Innovation, The Global Health Initiative Henry Ford Health System, USA]
* Antonio Luiz Prieto Méndez  [Head of Communication and Press,Pontevedra’s City Council, Spain]
* Cath Prisk  [Global Partnerships Director, Project Dirt, UK]
* Stephanie Sanderson  [Consultant, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), UK]
* Sean Southey  [Chief Executive Officer, PCI Media Impact & Chair, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), USA]
* Tan Suwanprik  [Local Coordinator for Achieving Low Carbon Growth in Cities Through Sustainable Urban System Management, Thailand]
* Adrian Voce  [President, European Network for Child Friendly Cities, Author of Policy for Play (Policy Press, 2015), UK]

> Salzburg Global Seminar
> More about Session 608


Photo © Sean Southey

Dialogue | Ceramique – Arts du feu | France

CERAMIQUE ARTS DU FEU
Dialogue | Megumi Matsubara & Abdulvahid Bukhoriy

19h00 Monday 2 April 2018

Two artists will exchange the arts of ceramics in a manner both tangible and visual. The dialog will take place in clay, images, and sometimes English.

Megumi Matsubara and Abdulvahid Bukhoriy are laureates of the Institut Français residency program 2018 at the Cité internationale des arts.

Lundi 02 avril 2018, à 19h

Dialogue entre Megumi Matsubara et Abdulvahid Bukhoriy. Les artistes échangeront sur les arts de la céramique d’une manière à la fois tangible et visuelle. Le dialogue se fera en utilisant l’argile, les images et parfois l’anglais.

Megumi Matsubara (Japon/Maroc) et Abdulvahid Bukhoriy (Ouzbékistan) sont en résidence à la Cité internationale des arts par le biais du programme de l’Institut français.


Reading & Talk | Aichi Triennale

Megumi Matsubara gives a performative talk: reading of her texts followed by an artist talk, and conversation on her work presented at Aichi Triennale including Fossil of Contact: an installation of a new series of ceramics, and A proposal for a textbook to learn Braille, English, an other languages: a series of bronze sculptures, for the opening week of Aichi Triennale International Exhibition.

August 15th 2016, 14h00 – 16h00, Aichi Arts Center 8F Platform
Reading & Talk   Megumi Matsubara
Music (Acoustic Braille)   Clovis Lemée

Aichi Triennale 2016: Lecture view of Megumi Matsubara

 

 

 

Talk | Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Megumi Matsubara is a guest speaker at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016 for Al Multaqa Literary Salon. In this presentation, she will unfold multiple layers of her project “A proposal for a textbook to learn Braille, English, and other languages” (2012-2015, and beyond), including its states of pottery workshop, bronze sculptures, Graphic Braille, Acoustic Braille.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
27 April – 3 May, 2016
9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Talk by Megumi Matsubara:
“Seeing Through Eyes”
30 April 2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Al Multaqa Literary Salon
“We Read”…
It is an invitation to enhance our lives by reading; “We Read”… because each book has its own life; It is a medium which constantly amazes us, and offers different points of view to life. “We Read”… to intensify a whole collection of lives in our lives to make it more diverse, more integral; This is the 26th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which is Al Multaqa eighth year of participation in the fair. During these eight years we have hosted numerous authors, artists and other quests in the literary world. Our motto has always been to nourish the culture of our nation in its efforts for future advancement.

Reading & Talk | Alley Cat Books | San Francisco

Un Coquelicot: reading & talk by Megumi Matsubara

Megumi Matsubara reads from her book The Tale of the Japanese and the Mosquito, followed by a talk about her perennial subject: red poppy. The space will be scented with the fragrance of the red poppy field that a prominent Moroccan botanist/aromatherapist produced with Matsubara’s tale as inspiration. 

Megumi Matsubara is a Japanese artist who lives and works between Morocco and Japan. She is a guest artist in the city of San Francisco as part of the exhibition ‘SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale’ guest curated by Slow Research Lab. Her site-specific installation It Is a Garden (2016) is on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from April 22 – July 10, 2016.

Time: 2PM – 3PM
Place: Alley Cat Books and Gallery
Contact: +1 (415) 824-1761

*About the exhibition:
‘SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space, and Scale’
Upstairs Galleries at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Guest curated by Slow Research Lab

Alley Cat Books

 

 

Megumi Matsubara “Un Coquelicot” from slowLab on Vimeo.