Artists do it for themselves at Okayama Art Summit, where less is more and there’s no curator dictating their vision

//Artists do it for themselves at Okayama Art Summit, where less is more and there’s no curator dictating their vision

Artists do it for themselves at Okayama Art Summit, where less is more and there’s no curator dictating their vision

There has been a long-running debate in the contemporary art world: why hire curators when artists are perfectly capable of putting together an exhibition themselves? The Okayama Art Summit is a case in point.Held in Setouchi, western Japan, the event is the brainchild of Japanese fashion entrepreneur and art collector Yasuharu Ishikawa, who hopes contemporary art can revitalise his hometown. Launched in 2016, it is being staged for the second time this year.Ishikawa and Tokyo gallerist Taro…

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