for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu
art, the art of the age that we live in, is the freest and most
creative field of a modern society characterized by divergent cultural
In an age where humanities, social sciences and the hard sciences
are expanding the boundaries of their disciplines, contemporary
art maintains close links to all these fields, reflecting the diversity
of society through free expression unfettered by existing values
In doing so, contemporary art presents new directions for the issues
in these other fields as they bear on present- day society. Yet,
it is by no means easy for young artists to embark upon new creative
endeavors that embody their understanding
of the complex realities of the present day. In view of the meaning
that art holds for modern
society, it is crucial to the societies of which we are members
that we create an environment that will allow promising young artists
of the upcoming generation, with all their talent and commitment,
to make the leap to creativity.
The non-profit organization CCA Kitakyushu opened May 1997 subsidized
by the City of Kitakyushu, is intended to be a uniquely-conceived
institute for study and research in contemporary art.
It purposes to establish in Kitakyushu a world center for contemporary
arts that generate new ideas and perspectives, and network closely
with artists, the curators/critics and the many other institutions.
CCA Kitakyushu is to be established as a world center for study
and research in contemporary art to be operated from a global perspective.
Its function is to be a forum for communication, where artists
and curators/critics and specialists from various fields can discuss
over the table. The dialogue occurs with their expert knowledge
in order to explore the new modes of creativities and possibilities.
As part of its program, CCA Kitakyushu carries out a variety of
collaborative projects with the internationally recognized artists
as professorship. Commensurate with a role as a research institution,
major areas of focus is to build the library of collection on contemporary
art of catalogues and audio-visual works: also, to utilize extensively
the information resources available on a bidirectionally constructed
network with leading institutions in the field of arts around the