Production Zomia is formed in 2021 as a network of artists, curators, and other arts professionals in Asia. Recent activities include organizing “Zomi:Trans-local Migrants on the Water – Contemporary Art from the Mekong Region”” (2021, Semba Excel Building, Osaka), “Anarco-Animism”(2022, Reborn Art Festival, Miyagi) and “Orange Mandala” (2022, Kinan Art Week, Wakayama)
The term “”Zomia”” refers to the mountainous regions of mainland Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar) and southern after the Tibetan and Myanmarese word “”Zomi”” (highlander).Zomia is characterized by dispersion/migration and oral traditions, escaping any form of state control such as taxation, military service, slavery, etc. They are also a people who believe in animism and live in an egalitarian society. Based on the nature of the Zomia world, exhibitions and projects have been conducted in various places.
Study: 2023 Curators talk
Dates: 1/28 Sat. 19.00-20.00
Speakers: NANJO Fumio (Curator/Art Critic/Special Advisor for Mori Art Museum), KASUYA Akiko, KUTSUNA Miwa, TANBARA Kensho, Paweł Pawchalek (a curator of this art festival), YABUMOTO Yuto (Production Zomia), SUZUKI Daisuke (CEO, ARTLOGUE Inc.)
*Speakers are subject to change.
Venue: 2F Semba Excel Building