OSHIBORI Linkage International Open Call for Artists!

2023/6/6  “OSHIBORI Linkage” International Open Call for Artists.
2023/5/19 Added “OSHIBORI Linkage.”
2023/4/28  Thanks to your support, we have reached our crowdfunding goal. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
2023/4/22 Added new Linkage “Weaving the Nihonbashi area with ‘sound’.”
2023/3/24 We are challenging us in crowdfunding! Please support us to realize “Tokyo Biennale 2023”!
2023/3/24 Launched the Tokyo Biennale 2023 website (more information to be added).
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Held every two years, the Tokyo Biennale is an international art festival that sets the city of Tokyo as its main stage. The festival is a new type of event that aims to dig deep into the city, as it is created together with the area’s local citizens, as well as a wide variety of artists and creators from around the world.
The theme of the second Tokyo Biennale 2023 is “Create Linkage.” Linkage is a “relationship” that is found not only in human relations, but also in the ever-changing physical world we live in, in which all kinds of entities, including places, time, people, organisms, plants, events, things, and information, are intricately related to each other.
One of the social roles of art today may be its ability to relate to changes in the social environment due to the Corona pandemic from a free perspective. Based on this trust in the “power of connection” through art, the Tokyo Biennale 2023 will be a place where artists, companies, communities, participants and visitors become aware of the “linkages” that surround them and create new connections to join in.
The Tokyo Biennale aims to become the foundation of activities to create linkages that will last for the next 100 years, as these linkages through art shed light on the formation process of the underlying culture of Edo Tokyo and the local communities.


Name Tokyo Biennale 2023 - An International Art Festival Originating in Local Areas of Tokyo
Theme Create Linkage
Period Summer Period: July - September 2023 (public project process)
Fall Period: September 23 - November 5, 2023 (exhibition of results)
Venue Northeast area of central Tokyo (area spanning the four wards of Chiyoda, Chuo-ku, Bunkyo-ku, and Taito-ku) (As of March 24, 2023)
Organizer General Non-Profit Incorporated Organization Tokyo Biennale
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These are the projects that will participate in the Tokyo Biennale 2023. Please take note of the linkages found and created by each of these projects. (As of May 19, 2023)

  • Toeizan Kan’ei-ji Temple

  • Learning by Walking YANAKA

  • Jewelry and the Town: Learning

  • PUBROBE: 100 Years of Clothing

  • Super Sorted Garbage Bins 2023

  • Tokyo Dome City Art Project

  • Daimaruyu Art Linkage

  • TOKYO ART FARM(tentative)

  • Not Lost Tokyo

  • Songs of Tokyo

  • Social Dive: Artist-in-Residence Project

  • Weaving the Nihonbashi Area with “Sound”

  • OSHIBORI Linkage