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1st. MIMOCA EYE 1st. MIMOCA EYE

Date: Sun. 20 November 2022 - Sun. 26 February 2023
Closed: Mondays (except 2, 9 January 2023), 25-31 December 2022, 4, 10 January 2023
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 years to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to the permanent collection.
*Free admission day: 23 November 2022

In 2022, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) launched a new public entry exhibition, “MIMOCA EYE,” inviting artists 35 years old and younger to submit works of contemporary art. The “1st MIMOCA EYE” received 294 entries in response, and 17 finalists have been selected in a strict judging process by the selection committee. The Museum is pleased to present the “1st MIMOCA EYE” exhibition featuring the finalists’ works. A grand-prize winner and second-prize winner will hereafter be chosen from the finalists’ works, with the grand-prize winner receiving prize money. As a supplementary prize, the grand-prize winner will also receive a solo exhibition at MIMOCA as well as backing for further advancement. Hereafter, the public entry exhibition will be held every three years.

“Art is an answer to the questions of that era, and artists have a responsibility to think about how to express their time. This is contemporary art. I would like this art museum to be a venue for artworks that emerge from the most important and most difficult undertaking—to orient oneself to the future and discover things not yet existing.” —Genichiro Inokuma

Guided by Genichiro Inokuma’s words, MIMOCA has high expectations that young artists who bear the future will pursue new expression while reflecting deeply on their time, and thereby give wings to their talent. We invite you to experience the fresh sensibilities of finalists’ works in the “1st MIMOCA EYE.”

Finalists:

Shinobu Daito, Burn the Summer Grass, 2022
Kanako Fuki, Sculpture of Laundry, 2022
Aiko Harada, Frankenstein’s feet (for all of the sewers), 2022
Shun Ikezoe, Waiting to hear from you, 2022
Yutaro Ishiwata, Water tone, 2022
Yukari Inoue, Asian women -Japan and Iran-, 2022
Noriko Kamikubo, Forever slanted soup, 2022
Arisa Kumagai, Who, do you think? Are you?, 2022
Yuuki Nakaya, Escort Supporter for Polar Bear, 2022
Kotoe Oana, A Wall and Overhanging Tree, 2022
Haruki Ohno, Sea Monk, 2022
Akane Saijo, Phantom Body -Nectar and Water-, 2022
Yoshinari Susaki, takuhatsu mode, 2022
Yuriko Tajima, For you, for me., 2022
Norio Taniguchi, New planet log 2, 2022
Shiho Yoshida, Niwa ni naru mono, 2022
Alina Zhdanova, Shore of Memory, 2022

Exhibitions

Related Programs * More details (in Japanese)

MIMOCA Family Day
Sat 14 January 2023 - Sun 15 January 2023

Artists' Talk
Sun 20 November 2022, 10:30-16:00

Opening Ceremony
Sun 20 November 2022, 9:45-10:15