Ueno Artist Project 2019: Artists Look at Children
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum—“the Home of the Public Entry Exhibition”—has played a significant role for nearly a century by giving artists of all kinds a place to exhibit and develop their art. In 2012, on the occasion of its Grand Reopening, the museum launched a public entry exhibition “activation program” with the aim of fulfilling its active role: “To impart vitality to people’s art activities and deepen their appreciation of art.” As of 2017, it has launched the annual “Ueno Artist Project” exhibition to showcase select contemporary artists now active in art groups, with the aim of sharing the wonder and excitement of their work. In 2019, the third exhibition of the Ueno Artist Project will take the theme “Children,” a attractive motif that has long fascinated artists. Featured will be group-affiliated artists who draw from their personal thoughts and recollections to produce works concerned with childhood, an experience intimately known to everyone. The exhibition will explore a range of images held of children in three sections.