Japan Art Week is a multi-venue festival that since 2017 celebrates the works of contemporary creators of any origin inspired by Japanese arts and culture, through multiple activities in different spaces in the city of Madrid. Japan Art Week is a platform that aims to make visible the contemporary art inspired by the art and culture of Japan, looking for new art expression through the mixture of Japan`s imagery with other culture`s ways of view and the updating of its artistic codes.
Japan Art Week is organized by JAW Projects, in collaboration with Casa Asia. It also has the participation of several of the most active cultural spaces and entities of Madrid`s artistic and cultural scene.
For this second edition, in addition to the exhibitions, performances, screenings and workshops, Japan Art Week will continue its program talks on the influence of Japanese culture on contemporary Spanish art. For example, several conversations with artists that will take place at Casa Asia in the framework of the exhibition “El principio Asia. China, Japón e India y el arte contemporáneo en España (1957-2017)” organized by Juan March Foundation that will be included in the program too. At the same time the workshop “La mirada oriental en el arte contemporáneo español” curated by Casa Asia and the Juan March Foundation will be included.
To continue with the work started in the previous edition, Japan Art Week will collaborate again with Clavoardiendo Magazinecontemporary photography.
In the first edition, held in the spring of 2017, 25 activities were carried out (exhibitions, musical performances, talks, performances, screenings, book launches, workshops and guided visits) with the participation of more than forty international artists in 10 spaces, from institutions such as Casa Asia, Lázaro Galdiano Museum to galleries and avant-garde spaces such as Swinton Gallery, Nigredo, Petit Palace Hotels, Cruce, Habitar la Línea or Espacio Ananas in an effort to combine consolidated proposals with the most innovative ones.
Japan Art Week wants to expand its second edition through an international call for contemporary art projects related to Japan. The call covers all disciplines, and it is a proposal for artists from any origin. This call, which is also conceived for Japanese artists, will be communicated in collaboration with Casa Asia.
There is also an open call for spaces for all those cultural spaces in Madrid that wish to participate in the next edition of Japan Art Week.
The deadline to participate in both calls is February 15th 2018.