Finnish Video Art in Japan @ Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2015
AV-arkki is proud to present a special programme of Finnish video art at the 7th Yebiso Festival for Art & Alternative Visions. The festival takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo, Japan between 27 February – 8 March, 2015. Films by Pink Twins, Adel Abidin, Pilvi Takala, Liinu Grönlund, Jani Ruscica, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Marja Viitahuhta and Salla Tykkä are seen in the programme: Present form of Finnish Video Art: from AV-arkki.
Since the first of edition Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in 2009, this event has become one of the core elements in the Tokyo Culture Creation Project. This year’s theme, “See You on the Planet,” points to new angles from which to examine the Festival’s founding vision, to consider the question what visual images are. When we shift our perspective to one outside the Earth, we realize that humanity is only one part of what makes up our planet. As generations that grew up with the Internet and digital imaging continue to increase, that perspective also provides a standpoint from which to expand the imaginative powers applied to the past and future of imaging and other media technology while simultaneously reassessing the present.
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2015, February 27 – March 8, 2015 at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo, Japan. More information and AV-arkki’s special programme: http://www.yebizo.com/#pg_franco-japonaise-hall-screen8
Event: Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2015
Name of the screening: Present form of Finnish Video Art, from AV-arkki
Venue: Auditorium of La Maison Franco-Japonaise [French-Japanese House]
Dates of the event: Screenings on February 28 at 11:30 AM and March 7 at 11:30 AM
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Curator: Junya Yamamine
In 2015, AV-arkki strives to gain recognition for Finnish media art and create new international partnerships, especially in the regions of Latin America and Japan. Our partners in this are the Finnish Institute in Madrid and the Finnish Institute in Japan. This development project is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.