The Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) Tokyo is part of Austria’s international cultural network committed to shaping an active international cultural policy as defined in the Austrian Foreign Ministry’s International Cultural Policy Concept. The ACF Tokyo acts as a platform for artists from Austria in Japan and supports initiatives to present a unique image of a contemporary, innovative and creative Austria.
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#JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after has been conceived by the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo as a platform for artists from Austria to reimagine and revisit their memories, interpretations, and dreams associated with Japan. Building on more than 150 years of cultural exchange between Austria and Japan, the exceptional year 2020 seemed perfect for this experiment. Following a Call For Submissions, a staggering 237 artists from or based in Austria have accepted the invitation and entered 223 projects in a vast variety of genres and forms of artistic expressions covering space, transformation, and personal interactions in Japan - then, now and in 202x. We feel honored that #JapanRevisited202x has been invited to the Tokyo Garden at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in collaboration with the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Join us on a trip down the rabbit hole to (re)experience Japan between reality and imagination in our interactive, audio-visual JOURNEY passing through four virtual zones:
Phase 1→ Call For Submissions We thank all 237 artists who entered a total of 223 projects to #JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after. Submissions of all art forms were possible through the Call page from 3 June to 15 August 2020. The Call is now closed. A selection of 100+ works submitted to #JapanRevisited202x are featured on this website in a curated audio-visual journey and online gallery from September to November 2020. Phase 2→ 202x In a second phase, a few projects will have the chance to be shown at the #JapanRevisited202x exhibition in Tokyo. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and limitations on cultural events caused by the COVID19 pandemic, the selection and preparation process for the Tokyo exhibition has been put on hold until further notice. It is currently still unclear whether it will be possible to hold the #JapanRevisited202x exhibition in 2021 as planned. As soon as conditions allow – in the year 202x – selected artists will be invited by the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo to come to Japan and present their work in person (flights to/from Tokyo and accommodation covered). Collaborations with Austrian and Japanese partner institutions will enhance outreach and exposure.