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q JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Since its inception in 1997, the Japan Media Arts Festival has
become o ne of the mo st co mprehensive festivals of media ar t
in the world, showcasing the best in an imatio n, co mics, media
a rt and games. It recognises significan t work s of high ar tistry
a nd creativity, awarding artists who wo rk in the fields of ar t,
entertainment, animation and manga. Judging by the 3503
en tries from 7 2 cou n tries recei ved last year, the 17th Media
Arts Festival is su re to i mpress. The festival will present an
exhibition of the 2014 ar t award-win n ers in March, an d will
co n tin u e to exhibit the art wo rks thro ughout the year, in both
Japan a nd va rio us locatio ns aro u nd the world.
The National Art Center, Tokyo, February 5-16.
t BORDERLINE: COLLECTION
Our lives are circumscribed by borders – of gen der,
nationality, and ethnicity. While often a cause of friction,
isolation, and exclusion, borders are also a means of knowing
how we see the world and how it can be expanded. This
exhibition will display work s from the 21st Centu ry Museu m of
Contemporar y Art ’s collection, atte mpting to show borders
not as a cause of division but as a means of connection.
Throu gh the wo rk s of eight ar tists we co nfro n t the barriers
created by human con scio usness, a nd by trave rsing them,
u n cover ways of broadeni ng ou r ho rizon s.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Ka nazawa , until March 16.
IMAGE Courtesy Art Plural Gallery
Map by Mona Hatoum (1998), glass marbles, dimensions
determined by the space © Mona Hatoum. Photo Taku Saiki.
The Arts - Australia and Asia Pacific
Last year’s Japan Media Arts Festival Art Grand Prize winning work: Les
Cités Obscures (Cities of the Fantastic) by Benoît Peeters / François Schuiten.
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