Yebisu Artists Commission Project 2024-25

Selected artists for the second iteration of the Commission Project, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum: ODA Kaori, KOMORI Haruka, NAGATA Kosuke, MAKIHARA Eri.

Selection Committee: OKI Kesuke, SAITO Ayako, Leonard BARTOLOMEUS, May Adadol INGAWANIJ, TASAKA Hiroko

“Utilizing the domestic and international networks forged by the festival to date, winners are selected from among up-and-coming artists based in Japan. The selected artists are commissioned to create and exhibit moving-image works as products of the new festival. By introducing these works at cultural facilities and institutions in and outside Japan, the project aspires to become a scheme that supports the creative endeavors of artists.

Japan-based artists considered to have the experience and ability suitable for producing commissioned works for the project will be selected through the existing network of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions among others, as well as through a survey and research conducted by the curators of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. As in the previous edition, artists were recommended by the curators of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024 Commission Project Office.” Yebisu, TOP Museum

A symposium announcing the selected artists and discussing the Commission Project took place on 15 February 2024, part of Yebisu 2024 festival 30 ways to go to the moon. Speakers: OKI Kesuke, SAITO Ayako, Leonard BARTOLOMEUS, May Adadol INGAWANIJ, TASAKA Hiroko, HORIUCHI Naoko.