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Kamiyama Artist in Residence 2014

Asahi Art Festival 2014

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The Kamiyama Artist in Residence that marks its 16th year is held in Kamiyama Town, Tokushima prefecture, which has a culture of “Osettai”, hospitality to Ohenro-san (pilgrims).  Three artists from all over the world will create and exhibit their artworks inspired by people and the nature in Kamiyama.

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Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee

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Our wish is to provide artists with the working environment where they can create original works, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible ‘God’s Mountain’ (the meaning of ’Kamiyama’), we hope to be able to discover what impact ‘encounters with the unknown’ has upon the artists and the community itself. Every year for two months from September to November, three artists are invited to Kamiyama. During their stay, they create artworks which are displayed at an exhibition held in early November. Participating artists also hold workshops with local residents, participate in cultural events, and hold open studio days. Throughout 15 years Kamiyama Artist in Residence program, we have invited 47 artists from 18 countries.

2014 年度参加団体