Emerging Artist Support Program 2008 "Zabuton-race"
This event has ended.
Right after its opening in 2001, Tokyo Wonder Site launched the "TWS-Emerging" series with the aim of nurturing young creators. In addition to this program for artists, a support program for aspiring curators was implemented in 2006, inviting applications from young exhibition organizers with concrete plans for art shows.
"Zabuton-race" showcases the attempts of seven artists to evoke new images by combining information obtained through careful observations of daily life in unusual ways. Their art takes a variety of forms, including painting, sculpture, installation, video and writing. Participating are not only creators from the current art scene, but also VJs, DJs and artists working in multiple media ranging from performance to design and illustration, among others. In the discrepancies between oddly arranged scenery involving commodities and personal devices, and the original meanings of these items, the viewer might find hints on how to survive in the information jungle of contemporary society.
(Organizer: Mitsuoki (Misao Ushijima and Umi Nakajima))
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