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Visiting Artists Program (VAP) Resource Guides


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The Visiting Artists Program resource guides contain upcoming speakers' biographies, articles, video and audio content, related publications in the Flaxman Library, and additional online resources. These guides may be used in the classroom in preparation for the event, research, or post-lecture discussion.

Ikko Yokoyama Lecture: Tuesday, April 5, 7:30–8:45 p.m. CT
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This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services.

Join us live for a virtual lecture by curator Ikko Yokoyama followed by an audience Q&A.


Headshot of Ikko YokoyamaIkko Yokoyama is lead curator of design and architecture at M+, Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Before joining M+, she was based in Stockholm and served as head of exhibitions at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design. As an independent curator and writer, Yokoyama worked on international exhibitions and projects, including Found MUJI Sweden, Stockholm (2016); Japanese Design Revisited for Helsinki Design Week (2015); and THE FAB MIND: Hints of the Future in a Shifting World at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo (2014–2015). She also regularly contributed to the periodicals Form, Casa BRUTUS, AXIS, Pen, Esquire, Elle Décor, and Studio Voice

Yokoyama authored and co-edited a book about the legendary Swedish ceramic artist Lisa Larson, Lisa LARSON (Pie Books, 2011). In 2008, she co-founded Editions in Craft, a production platform that encourages collaborations among artists, designers, and craftspeople and worked on projects, mainly in South Africa and Sweden. She served as a board member of the Friends of Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2008–2015). Currently, she serves as an executive committee member of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums and an advisory panel of the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles in Hong Kong.

Presented in partnership with the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series in SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

Portrait credit: Ikko Yokoyama.  

M+ Museum


Hong Kong’s New M+ Museum Is a Beautiful Study in Contradiction
Mimi Zeiger | ArchDaily | November 25, 2021

What story will Hong Kong’s M+ museum tell? 
Ysabelle Cheung | Artforum | November 22, 2021

Review: Hong Kong's highly anticipated M+ museum opens—but can it withstand political pressure? 
Ilaria Maria Sala | The Art Newspaper | November 12, 2021

Standing Tall
Rebecca Lo | China Daily | November 11, 2021

Curator Ikko Yokoyama on M+: “No Other Museum in Asia Is Building a Public Architecture Collection and Design Archive” 
Oliver Giles | Tatler Asia | November 8, 2021

Hong Kong’s M+ Museum to open with six thematic shows
Harriet Lloyd-Smith | Wallpaper* | September 8, 2021




Things, Spaces, Interactions at M+
Curated by Ikko Yokoyama, Things, Spaces, Interactions (November 11, 2021 – May 20, 2023) at M+ presents more than five hundred examples of furniture, architecture, graphic arts, and other design objects that have had a profound influence in Asia and across the globe over the last seventy years.

M+ Magazine
M+ Magazine brings together the blog posts and videos previously featured on M+ Stories, launched in 2017, as well as the in-depth articles published in M+’s digital journal, Podium.

Brand Identity for M+

Curator Lab Profile: Ikko Yokoyama

Editions in Craft
In 2008, Ikko Yokoyama co-founded Editions in Craft, a production platform that encourages collaborations among artists, designers, and craftspeople.

Visiting Artists Program Lecture Recordings from the Archive
SAIC Visiting Artists Program video and audio lecture recordings (1977–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.

SAIC Digital Collections: Visiting Artists Program
SAIC Visiting Artists Program publicity archive and audio recordings (1977-98).