Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Power to Change

To mark the festivalʼs 20th anniversary, the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee presents the “Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Power to Change” from October 15, to...

To mark the festivalʼs 20th anniversary, the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee presents the “Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Power to Change” from October 15, to November 6, 2016 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda and other locations.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has presented awards to outstanding works in each of its four divisions: Art,

Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. As a comprehensive festival of Media Arts(Japanese: Media Geijutsu) it also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works and has in recent years been demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.

This year, to mark the festivalʼs 20th anniversary, with the keyword “change”, four past Jury members have chosen Award-winning Works and Jury Selections from previous Japan Media Arts Festivals to be exhibited or screened, exemplifying the diverse expressive forms and changing nature of Media Arts over that period.

By tracking 20 years of the festival, this exhibition provides a precious opportunity to fully comprehend Media Arts as well as the changes and trends in the society, culture, and technology that surround and derive from it. What is the relationship between these changes and trends and the inherent power of the works?

This exhibition serves as an opportunity to ponder the future of Media Arts as an extension of their “Power to Change”.

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“Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition – Power to Change”

Period: Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Venue:
Main venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda (6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021)

  • Opening hours: 11:00 to 19:00 (Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing)
  • Open every day during the exhibition period (Exhibition days and opening hours vary according to venue)

Satellite venue:
NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], UDX THEATER, The National Art Center, Tokyo and other locations.

Free admission: A few events within the festival will be subject to fees.
Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition Executive Committee
Cooperation: 3331 Arts Chiyoda
Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition Website: http://20anniv.j-mediaarts.jp

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Exhibition highlights – A walkthrough of the 20 years of JMAF

  • Past Award-winning Works and Jury Selections chosen by past Jury members will be exhibitedand screened.
  • Animations and video works carefully chosen from past Award-winning Works and Jury Selections will be screened.
  • Complete editions of Award-winning Works and Jury Selections in the Manga Division will be available for reading.
  • A rich program of lectures, performances, workshops, etc. by Award-winners and Jury members will be held.

Contact: Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition Information
Japan Media Arts Festival Overview Website: http://j-mediaarts.jp/en.php
Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition Website: http://20anniv.j-mediaarts.jp
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JapanMediaArtsFestival
Twitter: @JMediaArtsFes

Credits: All photos courtesy of Japan Media Arts Festival. Images are from the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2015 (http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp)

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