Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Power to Change

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20 years that marked a revolution in media. This comprehensive festival assembles a large number of artworks mirroring their time!

To mark the festivalʼs 20th anniversary, the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee presents the “Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Power to Change” from October 15, to November 6, 2016 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda and other locations. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has presented awards to outstanding works in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. As a comprehensive festival of Media Arts(Japanese: Media Geijutsu) it also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works and has in recent years been demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.

This year, to mark the festivalʼs 20th anniversary, with the keyword “change”, four past Jury members have chosen Award-winning Works and Jury Selections from previous Japan Media Arts Festivals to be exhibited or screened, exemplifying the diverse expressive forms and changing nature of Media Arts over that period. By tracking 20 years of the festival, this exhibition provides a precious opportunity to fully comprehend Media Arts as well as the changes and trends in the society, culture, and technology that surround and derive from it. What is the relationship between these changes and trends and the inherent power of the works? This exhibition serves as an opportunity to ponder the future of Media Arts as an extension of their “Power to Change”.

Exhibition highlights – A walkthrough of the 20 years of JMAF

- Past Award-winning Works and Jury Selections chosen by past Jury members will be exhibited and screened.
- Animations and video works carefully chosen from past Award-winning Works and Jury Selections will be screened.
- Complete editions of Award-winning Works and Jury Selections in the Manga Division will be available for reading.
- A rich program of lectures, performances, workshops, etc. by Award-winners and Jury members will be held.

Code act Pendulum Choir
16th JMAF, Grand Prize, Art Division, Pendulum Choir Cod.Act (Michel DÉCOSTERD / André DÉCOSTERD) © Xavier Voirol


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