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  • Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2019
    The Art of Transposition

    8 – 24 February 2019
    Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and other venues

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions takes place annually at Ebisu, a hip section of Tokyo close to Meguro and Daikanyama.

    The festival gathers a wide variety of visual and media art, with exhibitions, video screenings, talks and live shows.

    The 11th rendez-vous will be organized with “The Art of Transposition” as the grand theme. In 2019 a total of 76 artists from 26 countries/regions will participate in the 15-day celebration of art and alternative visions.

    恵比寿映像祭 2019


    Highlights of the 2019 festival

    The Art of Transposition

    Under the theme “The Art of Transposition”, a variety of art and visual art will be presented, transposition being interpreted from various perspectives – such as media, production methods, space and time, cultures, views and worldviews…


    Screening of visual works

    The visual works to hit the screen include topical films such as Sho Miyake’s “Wild Tour & Diary without Words 2019” and Natsuka Kusano’s “Domains” (150 minutes version) and those by rising stars of filmmakers and artists.

    For kids and infants, there will be a special projection of Buster Keaton’s classics “Sherlock Jr.” (English with Japanese subtitles).

    The festival will also host workshops and concerts.

    【place】Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Auditorium on the first floor)

    恵比寿映像祭 2019
    Buster KEATON, Sherlock Jr. / 1924 / 45min. /Dialogue in English (with Japanese subtitles) /sound


    Exhibition of art works

    ◆ Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

    Selected exhibits will explore “transpositions” in art, including 3DCG work by David O’Reilly and the latest installations by Universal Everything.

    【place】 Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Exhibition rooms on the basement, the second and third floors)

    恵比寿映像祭 2019
    David O’Reilly Everything, 2017 / Video game © David O’Reilly

    恵比寿映像祭 2019
    Universal Everything Tribes, 2018 / Installation (sketch)


    ◆ Hiraki Sawa “platter”

    【place】Yebisu Garden Place (Center Square)

    恵比寿映像祭 2019
    Hiraki Sawa, absent, 2018 (related image)


    ◆ Sho Miyake + YCAM “World Tour”

    【place】 Maison franco-japonaise (Gallery)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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