Exhibition Outline

“FINE ART / UNIVERSITY SELECTION 2016-2017” for young artists’ exchange and development is the exhibition collecting artworks of 126 young artists active in Japan and other countries in categories of painting, print works, sculpture, and calligraphy.

Since 2013, we have been hosting this exhibition as a critical part of the project under the sponsorship of Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, “Young Artist Development Project for Creation of Next-Generation Culture.” It will be the fourth exhibition this year. Under the master plan of “Creation of new fields of performance for young fine artists: Building ‘Fine Art Universiade’ infrastructure,” the University of Tsukuba continuously makes efforts as the host to expand the scale of the exhibition with entries of more young artists from wider regions and countries.

In this project, we will continue to properly evaluate young fine artists and their artworks, and to widely disseminate information through the new network built on the base of inter-university exchange domestically and globally. By encouraging the global and borderless exchange among artists across the existing framework such as nations and/or universities, we contribute to developing artists who will play leading roles in the culture in the future generation.

In the aim of motivating young artists to continue their efforts, the outstanding works will be awarded.

SAITO Tamaki / Psychiatrist, Critic, Professor of Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba
SUZUKI Ryoichi / Sculptor, Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Utah State University
TATEJIMA Kei / Curator of The Sato Museum of Art, Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation
TAMAGAWA Shin-ichi / Painter, Vice-President, Professor of Faculty of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba
FURUYA Minoru / Calligraphy Scholar, Honorary Member of Tokyo National Museum