Art & Design

Contact Points Talk and Lecture

21 November 2016, London

In association with the Japan Foundation, the Tate Research Centre will host an evening of artistic exploration. As part of Tate Research Centre: Asia’s Visiting Fellowship Programme 2016, Eva Bentcheva and Yohko Watanabe present the culmination of their research, promising to deepen awareness and understanding of the challenge that Asian art presents to the UK.


The seminar will focus on two international ‘contact points’ between artists in the twentieth century: the 1970 Tokyo Biennale and David Medalla's performance practice in London and the Philippines. The event will comprise of two panels:


Panel One: A Stitch in Time? Situating David Medalla’s ‘Participation-Performance’ between British and Philippine Performance Art History


Chair: Eva Bentcheva
Speakers: David Medalla and Adam Nankervis


Panel Two: Tokyo Biennale 1970 as Contact Point


Chair: Yohko Watanabe
Speakers: Toshiaki Minemura and Susumu Koshimizu


Booking: Full price - £8
Concessions - £5


Group bookings for students are available, please email for more details.


To find out more, please visit:

21 November 2016, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, SE1 9TG

Tel: 020 7436 6695

The Japan Foundation