Emerging Artist Support Program 2011
The program inviting young exhibition organizers to apply with concrete plans for art shows.
We call for exhibition proposals from artists planning exhibitions with their own participation and aspiring planners (curators) .
Selected projects will receive support from Tokyo Wonder Site, to be put into practice in the form of exhibitions at TWS Hongo.
The world is presently standing at a significant turning point, whereas we in our role as initiators in the realm of art and culture need to redefine our mission, and review the meaning of hosting exhibitions. It is a phase of fundamental reconsideration of all kinds of things and events we used to take for granted without much reflection. One notable recent trend is a shift in the perception of art, regarding artworks no longer as mere objects, but looking for a new definition of art in the pursuit of reality through creative acts and processes. The 2011 edition, the sixth in this series, aims to readdress the questions, "What kinds of location and experimentation are really needed now? And what should an exhibition as a public event be like?"
This year an extra award is given to one proposal in addition to the three selected winners.
■HARU by Hija Bastarda
Organizer: Hiroki Hirota
■"sapporo" around the world
Organizer: Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater
Organizer: Hiroshi Ashikaga
■So you're still going to make it?
Organizer: TEAM YAMEYO
With the maturing of our social and personal relationships, the number of things we cannot stop doing even though we all know we should keeps increasing. The members of the Team Yameyo ("yameyo"="let's stop") realized that this mechanism is what mainly causes the erosion of society, and declared "things we want to but cannot abandon" as a central theme of their artistic endeavors. Previous exhibitions include "Genbi Dokodemo Kikaku Koubo" (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art) in 2009, and the 14th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art (TARO Award; Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki) in 2011.
"TEAM YAMEYO, "money" yameyo, 2011, mixed media
The 14th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa