So you're still going to make it?


So you're still going to make it?

Emerging Artist Support Program 2011



TitleSo you're still going to make it?
Emerging Artist Support Program 2011 
Date2012.1.14(Sat) - 2012.2.26(Sun)
Time11:00 - 19:00
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
VenueTWS Hongo

The program inviting young exhibition organizers to apply with concrete plans for art shows.
We call for exhibition proposals from artists planning exhibitions with their own participation and aspiring planners (curators) .
Selected projects will receive support from Tokyo Wonder Site, to be put into practice in the form of exhibitions at TWS Hongo.

The world is presently standing at a significant turning point, whereas we in our role as initiators in the realm of art and culture need to redefine our mission, and review the meaning of hosting exhibitions. It is a phase of fundamental reconsideration of all kinds of things and events we used to take for granted without much reflection. One notable recent trend is a shift in the perception of art, regarding artworks no longer as mere objects, but looking for a new definition of art in the pursuit of reality through creative acts and processes. The 2011 edition, the sixth in this series, aims to readdress the questions, "What kinds of location and experimentation are really needed now? And what should an exhibition as a public event be like?"
This year an extra award is given to one proposal in addition to the three selected winners.

Selected Exhibition

  • HARU by Hija Bastarda
    Organizer: Hiroki Hirota
  • "sapporo" around the world
    Organizer: Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater
  • Future days
    Organizer: Hiroshi Ashikaga
    Extra Award
  • So you're still going to make it?
    Organizer: TEAM YAMEYO



With the maturing of our social and personal relationships, the number of things we cannot stop doing even though we all know we should keeps increasing. The members of the Team Yameyo ("yameyo"="let's stop") realized that this mechanism is what mainly causes the erosion of society, and declared "things we want to but cannot abandon" as a central theme of their artistic endeavors. Previous exhibitions include "Genbi Dokodemo Kikaku Koubo" (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art) in 2009, and the 14th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art (TARO Award; Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki) in 2011.

"TEAM YAMEYO, "money" yameyo, 2011, mixed media The 14th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa