Art & Design

Artist Talk: The Future of Public Art

27 July 2016, London

In today’s ever-changing world, how exactly has our view of publicness, commons and common spaces evolved?


Artist Kenji Yamada and curator Jason Waite are interested in exploring the intricate details of spaces closed off from society and historical places that have evolved from cultural forces. In this talk, they will discuss possible approaches to publicness as well as potential futures in our socio-cultural world.


This talk is being held in the context of Kenji Yamada’s new exhibition Smurfed Remain, on show from 25 to 29 July 2016 at the Morgue Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts. Through an exploration of Yamada’s work and practice, they will discuss the future of our relationship with images and information in the post-Snowden era and the evolution of publicness in the field of social innovation.


Jason Waite, co-curator of the Don’t Follow the Wind exhibition held in the radioactive uninhabited exclusion zone of Fukushima, will also discuss how a project of deterritorialising communities and culture is effected at the intersection of contamination and capital.


Kenji Yamada’s Exhibition Smurfed Remain will be exhibited at the Morgue Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, from 25 to 29 July 2016.


27 July 2016

Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street London, SW1P 4JU (Nearest station: Pimlico)

Tel: 020 7486 4348

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation