Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum
reimagines local cultural assets
in exhibits at regional airports
The Agency for Cultural Affairs is hosting the “Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum” that will be deployed in 10 Japanese airports sequentially as part of a new project called the “Japanese cultural media arts dissemination initiative in airports and other institutions.”
The artists and creators featured in this exhibition capture the cultural resources borne out of various local cultures through fresh perspectives in places like airports, which serve as gateways to these regions. By showcasing the works of media arts, we invite visitors to explore the true spirit of these cultures throughout their travels.
- A media arts exhibit entitled “DEEP JAPAN” on the theme of the Seto Inland Sea is displayed at Kansai International Airport between Sunday, February 16, and Tuesday, March 31, the second year of Reiwa (2020).
- David OReilly's “Mountain” is displayed at the Fukuoka Airport International Terminal Building 2F Plaza between Sunday, February 9, and Thursday, March 12, the second year of Reiwa (2020).
Exhibition dates: Sunday, February 16, –Tuesday, March 31, the second year of Reiwa (2020) (Phase 1)
Early March, –Tuesday, March 31, the second year or Reiwa (2020) (Phase 2)
The Setouchi Area was once central to the sea routs of ancient Japan and is still a treasure house of cultural resources. The movements of people and goods birthed culture, and the complex tides birthed port cities; today, the area is connected to Kansai International Airport – a port of the air, a gateway to the sky.
The “DEEP JAPAN” exhibit showcases several works of art. In the approximately 570-meter light installation patterns generated from Seto Inland Sea wave data and international flight data, and in the approximately 400-meter fluid painting inspired by the Naruto whirlpools invite viewers to experience a deep appreciation of Japanese culture. The Okayama Art Summit piece evokes the many possible futures of the Setouchi area.
Exhibition dates: Sunday, February 9, –Thursday, March 12, the second year of Reiwa (2020)
With the theme of “Dazaifu”, the works of Irish artist David OReilly, who won the grand prize in the world's largest media art festival “Ars Electronica” and is active all over the world, are exhibited.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, February 1 – Friday, February 7, the second year of Reiwa (2020)
This installation connects inspiration from important Japanese cultural properties to not only traditional methods of creation and modernity but also the most essential factor in culture formation, the concept of time, in the form of a one-week concept exhibition to experience a world captured in digital art representing the everlasting story of “the space and time of 1000 seconds of silence” – the soul’s gazing toward hope.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, December 14, the first year of Reiwa (2019)-
This is an exhibition of manga works by artist OGAWA Etsushi and young manga artist from the Niigata Manga Business Association (also called “GATAMAN”) on the themes of “The Traditional Entertainment of Sado Island” and “Niigata’s Sake Breweries.”
Exhibition dates: Friday, October 4, the first year of Reiwa (2019) – Monday, March 2, the second year of Reiwa (2020)
“Japanese garden” theme depicted by artist evala (See by Your Ears). A new audiovisual installation based on the sound sources of the “Chosho Hakkei” sound art exhibition that had being held at “Nakazu Bansyouen” (Marugame-shi, Kagawa Prefecture) is exhibited at the Takamatsu Airport International Terminal 1F Departure Lobby.
Additionally, part of the first floor exhibition has been visualized and displayed on windows as graphic art at second floor immigration screening.
Exhibition dates: Wednesday, September 11 - Friday, September 27, the first year of Reiwa (2019) *this exhibition has ended
This installation was developed by the AR3Bros. with the motifs of “Edo Scenes Folding Screens” and “Edobashi Hirokoji Diorama” that are possessed by the National Museum of Japanese History (located in Sakura-shi, Chiba Prefecture.)
A section where visitors could enjoy AR experiences of these works was installed near the Haneda Nihonbashi Bridge at the 5F International Terminal.