Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2020-2022

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The Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA) was established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) in 2018 as a contemporary art prize for mid-career artists active in Japan whose work, including work developed overseas, inspires expectations of potential for even greater achievements. Particular importance is given to the need to provide the best possible support at the optimal time in the artist’s career. The selection process includes research on the artists and visits to their studios by members of the international selection committee, to deepen their understanding of the artist’s thinking, style, and career stage.
The two winners will receive two years of continuous support, including, in addition to funding for overseas activities, the opportunity to show their work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and the publication of a monograph (in Japanese and English) that would make possible concrete provision of information about the artist abroad.
【Award Details】
1)Cash prize: ¥3,000,000
2)Support for overseas activities (travel, lodging, research and production expenses; an upper limit applies)
3)An award exhibition presenting the results of the three years of support, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4)Publication of a monograph

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
The International Selection Committee(estimate)
KAMIYA Yukie (Gallery Director, Japan Society, New York)
SUMITOMO Fumihiko (Director, Arts Maebashi / Associate Professor, Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts)
Doryun CHONG (Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator, M+)
Maria LIND (Curator, Writer and Educator)
Carol Yinghua LU (Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum)
KONDO Yuki (Program Director, Tokyo Arts and Space)
*The title as of April, 2019
How the artists are selected
A call for applications is issued in July and August of fiscal 2018 and the list of applicants is sent to international selection committee with a request for nominations, including the applicants. Following discussion, the selection committee finalizes the list of nominated artists. Selection of two winners follows research on nominated artists, studio visits, and interviews.
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‘Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2019-2021’ Selection Secretariat

Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
http://www.a-i-t.net/

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