[Deadline Extension] IMM Open Call Exhibition | Call for Expressions of Creativity from People Living in Japan Who Have Roots Overseas
Application Period: 2023.7.21 - 2023.9.15
The Immigration Museum Tokyo (IMM Tokyo) is a project that through contemporary art techniques expresses the daily lives of people of foreign origin living in Japan and their feelings, that cannot be conveyed through words alone. For the Tokyo Biennale 2023, IMM Tokyo will hold an open call exhibition in the fall of 2023, using the show windows of office building in the Daimaruyu area (Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho) as exhibition spaces for people of expression with overseas roots.
Paintings, sculpture, recipes, lullabies etc. Why not exhibit your culture, customs, and expressions in the city of Tokyo? Through these showcases or “windows” in the center of Tokyo, where many people come and go, we aim to create a place for communicating the lived experiences of each person in diverse ways.
Each entrant may submit one entry in each of the following sections. If you wish to apply for both, please apply separately.
1. Art Piece Section
Paintings, sculpture, photography, studio crafts, illustration and drawings, calligraphy, etc.
2. Creative Life Section
Lullabies, recipes, handicraft, clothing, hand-made charms etc. We want to learn from your creativity with items or things you do in your daily life in Japan while maintaining the culture(s) of your own. For example, a recipe for a dish from your own country made with ingredients available in Japan, or a handmade item that you use as a charm, etc.
1. Submitting your artwork
Application period: July 21 (Fri) –
Please fill out and attach the application information file below and send it to the e-mail address below. Alternatively, you may include your responses to the items listed in the file in the body of the e-mail.
Ｂ. Google Form
Please apply here.
|2. Notification from IMM Tokyo|
Notification period: By September 8 (Fri), 2023, we will inform you of the selection results.
*In the event of a large number of applicants, it may not be possible to exhibit all works and expressions. In this case, you will be also notified individually.
|3. Deciding the exhibition content in consultation with our team|
Consultation meeting: One time (30-60 minutes) between September 15 (Fri) and 22 (Fri), 2023
*Two to three secretariat and construction staff will participate.
|4. Installing your artwork|
Period: Three days from October 4 (Wed) – 6 (Fri), 2023
|５. Exhibition||Title: IMM Open Call Exhibition "It’s Not a Cultural Showcase, but a Window to the Soul"|
Period: October 7 (Sat) – November 5 (Sun), 2023
Venue: The showcases/windows of various office buildings in the Daimaruyu area (around Tokyo Station).
Viewing time: Depends on the hours of each exhibition site
|６. Uninstalling your artwork|
Period: Between November 6 (Mon) and 12 (Sun), 2023
*Your personal information will be strictly managed, and used only for the purpose of pursuing this project and for contacting you.
*Please understand that the contents of the program are subject to change for unexpected reasons.
IMM Tokyo Open Call Exhibition: It’s not a cultural showcase, but a window to the soul
A project to publicly invite expressions by the people living in Japan who have roots overseas, born from their daily lives.details