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恵比寿映像祭2023

2/3 Friday – 2/19 Sunday 2023

Time —
10:00−20:00*Until 18:00 on the final day (2/19)

Venues —
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place, affiliated local facilities, galleries, etc.

Admission —
Free *Admission will be charged for some programs such as screenings etc.

テクノロジー?

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Technology?

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023

15 days / Closed on Mondays
Asia/Tokyo, 13:28
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
テクノロジー?
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023
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Period
Friday, 2/3 – Sunday, 2/19/2023 [15 days] Closed on Mondays
Venues
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place, affiliated local facilities, galleries, etc.
Time
10:00−20:00 (Until 18:00 on the final day)
**The Commission Project (3rd floor exhibition room) is open until Sunday, 3/26 10:00-18:00(2/21–3/26 Until 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays only)
Admission
Free
*Admission will be charged for some programs such as screenings etc.. *We recommend that you book online. *Kindly note that hours and details are subject to change. Please check the latest information on this website.

THIS YEAR'S THEME

THIS YEAR'S THEME

Technology?

Photography, film, video, animation – all these are forms of imagery that we encounter within everyday life. Having significantly developed since the 19th century, the various imaging technologies we have today enable us to handle even high-resolution images and longer moving pictures. We can perhaps say that these technologies have been developed for the purpose of creating images with even higher definition, and greater amounts of information. One aspect that comes along with technology, is its popularization and establishment as a tool for broad, general use. But who is it, and how and when, that the criteria for sharing technologies are determined? High-resolution movies have become a common standard today, but who can say what kind of reality they will represent in the eyes of those who look at them 100 years from now? When looking back on history, we come across examples of technologies that worked when applied as an unexpected element. Adding a “handmade” touch to a high-resolution movie, for example, can increase its sense of reality, and it happens that the works of artists emerge from such kind of dialogue with technology, with the potential to trigger completely unforeseen discoveries.
With a focus on “technology” as a general theme, the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 examines a diverse range of activities in the field of imagery and other visual creation, with the aim to explore various possibilities regarding the dialogue between art and technology.

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COMMISSION PROJECT

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 3F

Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visons 2023 will launch the "Commission Project," for which four Japan-based artists will be selected to create and present commissioned video works as products of the new festival. These newly made and previously unseen works will be presented in the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’ 3rd-floor exhibition room. In addition, a special award for the four selected works will be established during the festival. Please note that the Commission Project runs until 26 March 2023, extending the period of the festival’s regular program.

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OFF-SITE PROJECT

Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place

TOKOLO Asao+HIRAMOTO Tomoki+IGUCHI Kota
"FORMING SPHERES"

As part of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023, an installation by Tomoki Hiramoto, Kota Iguchi and Asao Tokolo, who choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and participated in the “Art Incubation Program” at the Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT], will be presented at an offsite venue.

シビック・クリエイティブ・ベース東京
FORMING SPHERES, 2023 [related image]
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Commission Project | 3F Exhibition Galleries, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visons 2023 will launch the "Commission Project," for which four Japan-based artists are selected to create and present commissioned video works as products of the new festival. Yu ARAKI, HAYAMA Rei, KIM Insook and OKI Hiroyuki were chosen by a team of expert judges from Japan and abroad, and each of them will present a new work at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s exhibition room on the 3rd floor. During the exhibition period, one of these four works will further be selected for a Special Award.

Exhibition | 2F/B1F Exhibition Galleries, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

The exhibition programs will explore hints for thinking about our technology-rich age by examining the relationship between art and technology that has produced expression in each era under the general theme "Technology?" In the exhibition rooms on the 2nd floor, the relationship between art and technology will be unraveled from the viewpoints of the body, machines, and artificiality, etc. In the rooms on the B1 floor, artists' expressions of various aspects of the city and nature, and the eyes of machines directed at them will be examined from a historical perspective.

Screening | 1F Hall, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

The 1F Hall of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum functions as a venue for daily screening programs that were assembled specifically for the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions. The diverse lineup of works by creators from Japan and abroad ranges from feature-length movies to experimental films, documentaries and animations, as well as pieces of contemporary art. Some of the titles are shown in Japan for the first time. The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with the respective movies’ directors and other special guests.

Live Event | 1F Hall, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Staged in the Hall, Lobby and Exhibition Gallery of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s first and second floors, are performances that push the boundaries of conventional visual expression. Visitors can look forward to experiencing the museum setting in a completely different kind of light.

Off-site Project | Center Square of Yebisu Garden Place

An artwork will be installed for all visitors to experience at the outdoor location of the Center Square right in the middle of Yebisu Garden Place. For the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023, Civic Creative Base Tokyo, a new business launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, will serve as an affiliated venue for the presentation of works. Detailed information will be announced on this website as soon as it is finalized.

YEBIZO MEETS Partnership Program

The YEBIZO MEETS Partnership Program encompasses exhibitions and various other events with contents selected based on a central theme that is shared among artists and related individuals operating in and around the Ebisu area. A sticker rally around the participating facilities is an additional attraction designed to facilitate the visitor’s enjoyment of the festival. Those who collected a certain number of stickers are presented commemorative goods. We wish everyone good luck with their hunt!

Symposium and Special Talk Session

A symposium with a diverse lineup of panelists will be held as another opportunity for digging deeper into the general theme, ”Technology?.”