Art and Science

18. Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

April 26–27, 2013
Köln, Japanisches Kulturinstitut


Friday, April 26

13:30–13:55   Welcome remarks
Hisashi Kato, JSPS Tokyo
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus, Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.
Kiyoshi Koinuma, Japanese Consulate General, Düsseldorf

Convener: Dr. Sarah Schlachetzki, Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich

13:55–14:15   Introduction

14:15–14:45   Kindai Bijutsu. The Reception of Western Concepts of Art in Japan around 1900
Jeanne Egloff, Univ. of Zurich
University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe

14:45–15:15   Double-Rabbit and Cockroaches. Sketches from the Bestiary of Transgenetics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Rieger, Bochum University, Institute for Media Studies

15:15–15:45   Q&A session

15:45–16:15   Coffee Break

Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn, Daimler AG

16:15–16:45   Elegant, avant-garde, cool: The idea of “Japanese Art”
Dr. Elisabeth Scherer, University of Düsseldorf, Institute for modern Japan

16:45–17:00   Q&A session

17:00-17:15    Art forms and aesthetics in the sciences - self-organized structures
 Prof. Dr. Stefan C. Müller, Universität Magdeburg

17:15-17:35    1st part: The music of the shakuhachi: Impressions from the past and present
 Dr. Jim Franklin, master performer of the shakuhachi, based in Mainz

17:35-18:05    JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony
Prof. Dr. Carmen Schmidt, Osnabrück University
Dr. Seigo Shima, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

18:05-18:25    2nd part: The music of the shakuhachi with Dr. Jim Franklin

19:30              Dinner

Saturday, April 27

Convener: Aki Beisler, Kommunikationsdesignerin

09:00–09:30  Media Art and Beyond : toward <Environmental Unconsciousness>
Yukiko Shikata, Independent Curator & Critic based in Tokyo

09:30–10:00   Disciplinary interfaces in Art
Michael Saup, media artist, HfG Karlsruhe

10:00–10:30   Q&A session

10:30–11:00   Coffee Break

Convener: Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn, Daimler AG

11:00–11:30   Tradition and Progress in Ceramics – from art to modern material science
Prof. Fumio Shimada, Tokyo University of Arts

11:30–12:00   Arts and the Latest Scientific Findings in the Neurosciences and Psychology
Prof. Dr. Naoyuki Osaka, Kyoto Univ., Experimental Psychology at Dept. of Psychology

12:00–12:30   Q&A session

12:30              Closing Remarks

12:45–14:00   Lunch

14:00–15:30   General Assembly of JSPS-Club

14:00              Guided tour 1: Museum of East Asian Art

16:00              Guided tour 2: Museum of East Asian Art (only for participants of the General Assembly JSPS-Club)

Foto: Arne Meindl