Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visons 2024
Commission Project

The Commission Project was launched at the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023 as a new program of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, in which artists based in Japan are selected and commissioned to create and exhibit moving-image works as products of the new festival. At the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024, an exhibition by Yu Araki and Kim Insook, Special Prize winners of the previous edition, will be realized while aligning the exhibition with the overall theme “30 Ways to Go to the Moon.” In addition, as in the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2023, the first screening for the next edition will be held concurrently during the festival, in which a jury of five Japanese and international members with expertise in the field of moving images will select four artists.

Friday, February 2 – Sunday, February 18, 2024
10:00−20:00 (Until 18:00 on the final day)
Tuesday, February 20 – Sunday, March 24, 2024
10:00−18:00 (Until 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays only)
*Closed on Mondays. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 3F Exhibition Gallery
Admission free

Artists (2023 Special Prize winners)


OKI Keisuke

Media artist. Graduated from Tama Art University, and studied in Lee Ufan's class. Was a SfCI researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (97-99). While presenting post-minimal works, he was involved in the activities of the Video Gallery SCAN, and was a jury member for open-call exhibitions. He exhibited at Artists Today, the 1st Yokohama Triennale (Kanagawa, 2001), Transmediale (Berlin, 2008), etc. He was selected for the 16th Bijutsutecho Art Criticism Award Honorable Mention, and has been writing for Leonardo (MIT Press), InterCommunication (NTT Publishing), etc.


Professor at the Department of Art Studies, Faculty of Letters, Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in film studies. Published writings include “Hitchcock’s Trilogy: A Logic of Mise-en-Scène” (Endless Night: Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Parallel Histories, 1999), “Reading as Woman: The Collaboration of Ayako Wakao and Masumura Yasuzo” (Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film Theory, 2010), "Occupation and Memory: The Representation of Woman's Body in Postwar Japanese Cinema" (The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema, 2014), and "Kinuyo and Sumie: When Women Write and Direct" (Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity, 2018), and “Shiraito Redux: Text, Body, Desire from Kyoka to Mizoguchi” (A Companion to Japanese Cinema, 2022).


Born in 1987. Curator at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Japan. In 2012, after graduating from the Jakarta Institute of Art, he joined ruangrupa (and later on as Gudskul Ekosistem) until his departure to Japan in 2019. His curatorial, teaching, and research activities in recent years started to shift to the intersection between art, education, and community engagement. In 2017, alongside several curators in Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya, he co-founded a curatorial collective called KKK (Kolektif Kurator Kampung /Urban Poor Curator). Apart from that, he still devotes himself to independent research and collaborative projects abroad. He lives and works in Yamaguchi, Japan.


Writer, curator and teacher. Her work mainly revolves around the de-westernized and decentered histories and genealogies of cinematic arts; avant-garde legacies in Southeast Asia; forms of potentiality and future-making in contemporary artistic and curatorial practices; and the aesthetics and circulation of video works, art and independent films in, around, and related to Southeast Asia. Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster, where she co-directs the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media.


Curator at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum/Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions. Born in Tokyo. Her main projects include “Quest for Vision Vol.5 - Spelling Dystopia” (2012-13), “Shiro Takatani: La Chambre Claire” (2013-14), “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness” (2016-17), the “Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited” exhibit (2017), “exonemo UN-DEAD-LINK” (2020), and the 2nd to 15th Yebisu International Festivals for Art & Alternative Visions (2009-23).

Administration/examination: NPO Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]