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Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2019 – Selected Artists in Kyoto


2019.1.19(Sat) 〜 2.3(Sun)

Venue: The third floor and the annex

General Information

19 January – 3 February, 2019
The third floor
10:00 – 18:00
Fridays until 19:30
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Adult 500 yen (400 yen)
University Student 400 yen (320 yen)
High School Student and younger Admission free
*Prices shown in ( ) indicate group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
*Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
 Please present Disabled Person’s Notebook or similar identification.

Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2019: A Selection of Up-and-Coming Works from Kyoto Prefecture

A Word of Welcome

Kyoto has encouraged and seen the development of great artists in every era over its history of more than 1,200 years. Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2019: A Selection of Up-and-Coming Works from Kyoto Prefecture is being held as an exhibition that recognizes and introduces the emerging artists who are creating new art in Kyoto.

This exhibition, with a history stretching back over 60 years, is where talented young artists can spread their wings and leap into the realm of possibility. As the center of Japanese culture, Kyoto has preserved its traditions and created innovative art by facing up to and aligning itself with the changing times. In this culturally fertile location, the young artists of today are carving new eras from a fresh perspective – they are weaving a new history.

At the same time, while the world turns its eye to Japan as it prepares to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, the Agency of Cultural Affairs will complete its move to Kyoto in 2021, and Kyoto will be the cultural capital of Japan both in name and in reality. Kyoto Prefecture will play a leading role as a hub in which, through exhibitions like this one, young talent can create a variety of cultures and arts suited to the new era on the global stage.

This exhibition, using the 3rd floor of the main building of the Museum of Kyoto as its venue, introduces the work of 45 talented young artists under the age of 40 who have been chosen by a selection committee, after prospective artists were recommended by arts universities and galleries centered in Kyoto, art gallery curators, and experts. We have also set up Jurassic Inheritance in the Annex Hall, a special exhibition of Fuji Hiroshi, an artist who studied in Kyoto and is now successful both in Japan and overseas.

Please do enjoy the myriad of expressions created with full force by these young Kyoto artists leading the charge for the next generation. Perhaps you can discover new worth in old traditions and the unceasingly sculpted traditional culture of Kyoto. We hope you can open your eyes to the new worlds that are created by such encounters with contemporary art.

Finally, this exhibition would not have been possible without the dedication and cooperation of everyone involved. Thank you.

The Museum of Kyoto
Kyoto Prefecture

Special Exhibition by Fuji, Hiroshi -Modern Artist- “Jurassic Inheritance”

19 January – 3 February, 2019
The annex
10:00 – 19:30

FUJI Hiroshi Happy Paradies (details) 2015 collection: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
photo: KIOKU Keizo courtesy: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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