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Part-time Lecturer

Amane Kasai

葛西周

Title of course : Title of course : Studies on Asian Culture
Amane KASAI is a musicologist, who completed her PhD in 2010 at Tokyo University of the Arts. She is currently an assistant professor at WIAS (Waseda Institute for Advanced Study), Waseda University. Her research focuses on the places and environments in which people have experienced music, and how our aesthetic concepts, values, and images concerning music have been established there. Its originality lies in the cross-genre viewpoints she presents: it has examined music used in media events or films, not targeting specific works, musicians or music genres. Her present project reviews tourist sites as “contact zones” where people with different music preferences and backgrounds have gathered and experienced music together.

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Ken Takiguchi

滝口健

Title of course : Studies on Asian Performing Arts
From 1999 until 2016, Ken Takiguchi had been based in Malaysia and Singapore, working as a vice-president of Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, a councillor of The Necessary Stage, and a research fellow at Division of Theatrical Studies, Department of English and English Literature National Singapore University. His recent publications include Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit & Contemporary Malaysian Theatre (Kuala Lumpur: Five Arts Centre, Singapore: Epigram Books, 2018, co-edited). He currently works at Setagaya Public Theatre and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts as a part-time lecturer.

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Ren Fukuzumi

福住 廉

Title of course : Methodology of Art and Culture Critique
Ren Fukuzumi is an art critic born in 1975. His single-authored books include Marginal Art Today, co-authored books include Biennial Nowadays, edited books include Catalogue of the Exhibition Kosei Sasaki. While contributing his articles to artscape and Kyodo Tsushin, Fukuzumi curated a series of exhibition The Marginal Art of the 21 Century at Gallery Maki in Tokyo. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Joshibi University of Art and Design.

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Andrew Maerkle

アンドリュー・マークル

Title of course : Studies on Curatorial and Art Theory I
Andrew Maerkle is an art writer, editor, and translator based in Tokyo. He is a contributor to international art publications including Artforum, frieze, and Art & Australia, and an editor of the bilingual Japanese-English online art publication ART iT. From 2006 to 2008 he was deputy editor of ArtAsiaPacific magazine in New York. In 2015–18, he established and led the seminar and publishing project Discourse Lab at the alternative arts education organization Making Art Different, run by Arts Initiative Tokyo. He is a member of Contemporary Art Committee Japan, established by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) as part of the five-year Art Platform Japan initiative launched in 2019.

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Toshinobu Yoda

依田俊伸

Title of course : Theory on Artistic Administration : Art Activity and Accounting
Born in 1957. He graduated from Tokyo University’s Faculty of Law. Graduated the master’s program at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Law. Master’s degree in law. He completed his doctoral course in Graduate School of Business Administration at Kokushikan University. PhD in business administration. After working as a professor at Bunkyo Gakuin University and Hosei University, Yoda is currently a professor at Faculty of Business Administration at Toyo University, and a visiting professor at Graduate School of Business Administration at Bunkyo Gakuin University. In the meantime, he was a part-time lecturer at Graduate School of Music Tokyo University of the Arts (Division of Musicology and Music Studies) from April 2003 to March 2017. His major is accounting and studies on tax law. His major publications include The Basic and Application of Theory of Financial Accounting, Introduction to Studies on Tax Law, Essentials Tax Law, Essentials of Corporate Tax Law (New Edition), Essentials of Income Tax Law (all co-authored).

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Ryosuke Kondo

近藤亮介

Title of course : Global Art critic theory

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1982. Ryosuke Kondo is an artist, art critic, and Research Associate at the University of Tokyo. He obtained his B.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, the University of London, and his M.A. from the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He was a JSPS Research Fellow (2014-16) and a Fulbright visiting researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Design (2016-17). 

Specializing in Aesthetics and History of Landscape, his research primarily focuses on the theory of painting and gardening in modern Britain, America, and Japan. In addition to academic articles, he writes reviews for art and culture magazines, such as Bijutsu Techo and Ohararyu SOKA, and organizes contemporary art exhibitions, including Individual Sansui (Komagome SOKO, 2020) and The Genius Loci of Kudan and the Niki of the Japanese Garden (kudan house, 2018).

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Futoshi Hoshino

星野太

Title of course : Studies on Curatorial and Art Theory II

Futoshi Hoshino is an Assistant Professor at Waseda University. He received his M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2014) from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. His publications include Rhetoric of the Sublime (Tokyo: Getsuyosha, 2017), The Sublime and the Uncanny (co-edited, Tokyo: UTCP, 2016), Diversities in Aesthetics (co-authored, Beijing: Social Sciences Press, 2013) and Contemporary Art Theory (co-authored, Tokyo: EOS, 2013). He has translated books and essays by continental philosophers such as Jean-François Lyotard, Catherine Malabou, Quentin Meillassoux and so on.