Cyber Arts Japan

Ars Electronica - 30 years for Art and Media Technology
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Ars Electronica, the worldwide media art festival held annually in Linz, Austria, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) will mount Cyber Arts Japan, a special media art exhibition, focusing particularly on art and technology in Japan.

The ties between Ars Electronica and Japan have been close since the festival's founding in 1979, thanks to the many Japanese artists who have participated and won awards in the festival. They include Isao Tomita, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Toshio Iwai, and Maywa Denki, for example. Cyber Arts Japan will focus on the works from the festival to explore new possibilities for connecting art, science and technology, and society.

This exhibition, organized with the support of Ars Electronics Linz GmbH, presents, for the first time, a group of significant video documents and reference materials that narrate the thirty-year history of the festival. The exhibition's several sections will include 25 projects and 50 works of art. In addition to work by prizewinners from the past and this year's prizewinning works, a Device Art exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center will be synchronized with Cyber Arts Japan, and a networked deconstruction and reconstruction project , in tribute to the Museum of the Future, will link Linz and the Tokyo exhibition site in real time. Cyber Arts Japan will also present high-profile media art that finds its material in new hybrid domains such as giving visual expression to literary works, digital public art, and space art.

Cyber Arts Japan will be held conjunction with the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Agency for Cultural Affairs event at the National Art Center, Tokyo. Plans also call for cooperating with related institutions in Japan such as the NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC]. The simultaneous MOT Collection exhibition will present work by Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop) as well as the Entrance Space Project, a large mural by "vagabond" artist Takehiko Inoue, as it examines trailblazers in media art and the present state of the media art domain. Bringing together a significant cluster of interactive, participatory works, events, and films, this exhibition will be a valuable opportunity to reconsider what the power of expression in Japan means and to explore where the next generation of media artists may take us.

Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau
Yoichiro Kawaguchi
Toshio Iwai
Yasuhiro Suzuki/JST Crest "Digital Public Art Project"
Device Art Project,
Hiroo Iwata
Maywa Denki
Kazuhiko Hachiya
Ryota Kuwakubo
Masahiko Inami
Sachiko Kodama
Keiichiro Hirano/Yasuto Nakanishi/Kazuma Morino/Ken Ishii
Ryoji Ikeda
Daito Manabe
tEnt( Hiroya Tanaka+Macoto Cuhara)
Yuri Suzuki
Yasushi Noguchi/Hideyuki Ando
Junji Watanabe/Tetsutoshi Tabata/ Hideyuki Ando
Hidenori Watanave
Four Dimensional Digital Universe Project, NAOJ
JAXA Pilot Missions of Utilization of International Space Station(ISS) / Kibo for Culture / Humanities and Social Sciences
Award-winning works of Prix Ars Electronica[the next idea]and more

Exhibition Information
Title: Sanctioned Event of the Japan Media Arts Festival "Cyber Arts Japan _ Ars Electronica 30 Years for Art and Media Technology"
Period: Tuesday, February 2 - Monday, March 22, 2010
Closed: Mondays(except March 22)
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00(tickets available until 17:30)
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Co-organized by: NHK Enterprises, Inc
Sponsored by: Agency for Cultural Affairs
Institutional support by: ARS ELECTRONICA LINZ GmbH
In Cooperated with: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee / CG-ARTS Society
Special support by: Austrian Embassy-Cultural Forum
Corporate sponsorship by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / JST CREST, SAKIGAKE / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency / EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee / Austrian Embassy - Cultural Forum / Kansai Telecasting Corporation / NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. / Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd. / NTT InterCommunication Center[ICC]/ Four _ Dimensional Digital Universe Project, NAOJ / 3D Consortium / Solidray co., ltd. / Photo Craft Co, Ltd./ YAMAHA CORPORATION/ NVIDIA Japan / Frameman co.,Ltd / STEREO D LLD and more

General: \1000(\800) / Students and 65 and older: \800(\640) / Jr.High and High: \600(\480) / Elementary and younger: Free Note: - ( ) includes group rates (20 or more) / Exhibition ticket includes admission to the MOT collection / Joint admission ticket allow entry to the "MOT Annual 2010 Neo-Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art" exhibition as well

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