Right after its opening in 2001, Tokyo Wonder Site launched the "TWS-Emerging" series with the aim to foster young creators. In addition to this program for artists, a support program for aspiring planners (curators) was implemented in 2006, inviting young exhibition organizers to apply with concrete plans for art shows.
In the previous two rounds we received next to entries from planners (curators) also numerous exhibition proposals from artists planning exhibitions with their own participation. Many of those artists' selfproduced exhibition outlines were based on innovative ideas for types of art beyond existing genres.
In this year, three exhibition plans: "Normadic! Shayne Ehman & Friends" by Aya Takada, "DIG & BURY'S Yuji Oda" by Nobuhiko Terasawa and "OCTO_HASI BALKAN PICNIC" by Natalija Ribovic and Toru Fujita, were selected and presented at TWS Hongo.
*A list of the past "Emerging Artist Support Program" program is here.