21st “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition Showcasing Participants from the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists

For more than half a century since 1967, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (formerly the Overseas Study Program for Artists) * has been helping young artists attend training at organizations abroad in order to foster the talent that will support the future of the arts in Japan. Marking its 21st edition this year, the “Domani: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition started in 1998 as a way to publicly showcase the work of participants from the visual arts field of the program. The large-scale group show, held in the unique exhibition spaces with high ceilings inside the National Art Center, Tokyo aims to present artists the program sent abroad to the Japanese art scene.
Subtitled “End of the Heisei Period,” the 21st “Domani” exhibition showcases examples of exciting talent who have completed the study program in recent years and whose artworks are suitable for the Center’s spacious exhibition spaces. As the last “Domani” exhibition of the Heisei period due to the planned abdication of the current emperor in 2019, it features nine artists who were born in the Showa 50s (1970s) and started their careers in the Heisei period (from 1989). Their work exhibited together here is the result of a transnational process of shuttling back and forth, both physically and culturally, between Japan and the outside world. In addition, the exhibition includes examples of the work of Natsunosuke Mise, who stayed in Florence, Italy, as a previous participant in the program, selected from the contemporary art collection of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.


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  • Venue

    7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,000yen(800yen)
    College students 500yen(300yen)

    ※Free admission on February 24 (Sun.), 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Emperor’s enthronement.
    ※Visitors who are under 18, including high school students will be admitted free.
    ※Disabled persons (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free upon presenting the Disabled Person’s Booklet or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.

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    10:00〜18:00 ※Open until 20:00 every Friday and Saturday ※Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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