Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Since our opening in 2001, more than 2000 artists have participated in our various programs, and we have hosted over 400 creators at TWS Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence to research and work on their projects in Tokyo. Just as we were recapturing the past decade and looking towards the next ten years, an unprecedented catastrophe struck Eastern Japan. We, along with deep sorrow, are facing questions of human existence and society itself. The current issues overlap with those that TWS together with many artists have been working on for 10 years since the foundation of the platform to support creative activities in Tokyo as well as Japan that had been lost after the collapse of the economic bubble. We hope to broaden the accumulated dialogues with national and international artists about art, society, Japan as a country and its relationship with the world over the next decade.
── Director, Tokyo Wonder Site, Yusaku Imamura
Featuring about 20 young artists as main guests, they will invite other artists as well in relays and make this project progress during the session. For details, we will keep updating the information on this page.●Opening Day: July 7th (Thu) 17:00-21:00
is the night of Tanabata, and we would like to make this kick-off event
as a place to talk about "so far", "present/now" and "from now on."*We are calling for visual images or messages for this exhibition.
Those messages will be exhibited in the gallery to create a space to share our thoughts or opinions.
For details on "DIRECTION for submitting your messages" with the message from our director, please refer to this page.→