Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021 Exhibition

Tokyo Contemporary Art Award

Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021 Exhibition

*reopen on 6/1 and extend till 6/22 | reservation required

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) established the Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) in 2018 as a contemporary art prize to encourage mid-career artists to make new breakthroughs in their work by providing them with two years of continuous support.
An award exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo featuring Kazama Sachiko and Shitamichi Motoyuki, the winners of the inaugural TCAA.

This exhibition highlights early and recent works by Kazama Sachiko and Shitamichi Motoyuki, Kazama Sachiko's latest series is also the title of her exhibition: Magic Mountain. It is inspired by German novelist Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain and revolves around the theme of breaking away from confrontation through introspection amid the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Her exhibition presents past works related to this theme, in addition to other large-scale artworks, to show the trajectory of her thought as an artist.

Through his projects, Shitamichi Motoyuki has created works that incorporate the intentions of others into his own process, as well as works that are passed onto, or used by, others and therefore blur the boundaries of what we considered “artwork.” His is an attempt to discover what lies between ordinary life and artistic creation by focusing on works that develop in the course of life as it unfolds. 

*Please refer to the TCAA website for details of this exhibition.
*The exhibition is subject to change due to novel corona virus.

Information *Reopen on 6/1(Tue). (Temporary closure from 4/25(Sun) to 5/31(Mon).)

Title Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021 Exhibition
Exhibition Period2021/3/20 (Sat)- 6/20 (Sun) *Reopen on 6/1 (Tue) and Exhibition period will be extended till 6/22 (Tue).
Closed 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/6, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 *Open every day between 6/1 (Tue) and 6/22 (Tue).
VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 1F
*Reservation required from 6/1 (Tue). Please see the Ticket page for details (available only in Japanese).
Ticket reservation will be available from 6/1 (Tue) 10:00-!
Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space /
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
ArtistsKAZAMA Sachiko, SHITAMICHI Motoyuki
SupportMUJIN-TO Production, Fukutake Foundation

Related Event

Artists' Talk
Date2021/5/30 (Sun)
13:00-14:00 SHITAMICHI Motoyuki, 14:30-15:30 KAZAMA Sachiko *Online streaming
TCAA Website

*The video of the talk interpreted in English is available on the TCAA website.

*Subject to alteration according to the state of the COVID-19 infection.


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Participating Creator

KAZAMA Sachiko