Art festival to study the relationship between art x people x society
28th January to 13th February, 2022. 34°41′11′′N 135°31′12′′E – A myriad of question marks in the form of art will appear in Osaka.It questions all the assumptions we’ve taken for granted (and sometimes the subjects we’ve avoided thinking or talking about). “What is possible in art?” “What is impossible?” – Questions. Thought. Research. Discovery.Marvel. Spreading. Sharing.
This will be a collective experiences of art that will serve as a pre-event for the Osaka Kansai International Art Festival, which will be held in the same year of the Expo in 2025.We hope you will join us. That you are reading this message right now, in fact, could be said to be a part of a huge work of art.
About「Study：Osaka Kansai International Arts Festival 2023」
This is a pre-event to “study” the relationship between “art and people”, “art and society”, and the possibilities of art, with the aim of holding one of the world’s largest art festivals, the Osaka Kansai International Art Festival (tentative), in 2025.
The second edition of the festival will feature exhibitions by artists with connections to the Kansai region, an art fair where galleries from Japan and abroad will exhibit their work and where anyone can enjoy purchasing artworks, and thematic conferences are organized to draw out the potential of the arts, furthermore, the restaurant will be the venue for a limited time only art dining, a collaboration between food and art etc, a diverse programme of ‘seeing’, ‘buying’, ‘eating’ and ‘learning’ art on 17 days of the art festival period.
Executive Producer：SUZUKI Daisuke （ARTLOGUE CEO）
Executive office：KOYAMA Sakira (ARTLOGUE), SHIBATA Rie (ARTLOGUE),TERASHIMA Chie, MAYAZAKI Junko
Exhibition production：ASAI Tadahiro,KATSUYA Mami,SHIBATA Rie(ARTLOGUE),MIZUNO Noriko
Art Fair production：ASAI Tadahiro,HARADA Yu
PR：KATO Atsuko, KIKUCHI Hiromi
Staff Management：MAYAZAKI Junko
Technical Director：KONISHI Yugo（Tama Manufacturing )
Display and fixture design：KONISHI Yugo（Tama Manufacturing )
Executive creative director：GENMA Kazuo（Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University of Economics）
Creative director/Art director：USHIRO Tomohiro（WHITE DESIGN）
Designer： YOSEHARA Kuniharu(MILK), ARIO Hinata(MILK), Deuel Chisa (SPARK DSGN)
Website design：SUGAWARA Yuto（PENGUIN WORKS）
Executive office assistant：SHIMOMURA Haruka,HARUKI Yoshiumi,MIHARA Yui, MOMEN Yousuke
Internship：OGAWA Honoka, KAWAMURA Izumi, HANG Sei, Rawanchaikul Mari
Special cooperation：FUJIMURA Shigehiro
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Arts Support Kansai, Osaka City Arts Promotion Project Grant, TEAM EXPO 2025, 2022 Japanese Expo Innovative Project (subsidized by the Japanese Association for the Promotion of Arts and Culture and the Agency for Social and Cultural Affairs) and more
Aura Contemporary Art Foundation, SEIBIDOU Ltd., NPC Corporation Ltd., Grand Front Osaka, THE BOLY OSAKA, Tatsuno Corporation, Tokyo Tatemono Co., Niizawa Brewery Co.,PIA Corporation and more
GRAND FRONT OSAKA TMO General Incorporated association, Emohaus Inc.,Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library Designated manager ShoPro・Haseko・TRC cooperative venture, Creative Network Center Osaka MEBIC, Tobita Shinchi Cuisine Association, Knowledge Capital Congrès Convention Centre, Polish Cultural Institute, and more
FM802, FM COCOLO, ONBEAT, GIZMODO・JAPAN, Time Out Tokyo, Peatix Japan, and more
Japan Poland Association Kansai, Forum・Poland, and more
Study：Osaka Kansai International Arts Festival Office
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Study：Osaka Kansai International Arts Festival 2022
- Art Festival：28th (Sat.) January – 13th (Sun.)February, 2022
- Venue： Grand Front Osaka / Semba Excel Building / Kamagasaki University of the Arts / Kioku Shugei-Kan“Tansu” /Kagairo the Kitahama