20th DOMANI: “The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition
Showcasing Participants from the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists

Date January 13 (Sat.) - March 4 (Sun.), 2018
* Closed on Tuesdays
Opening hours 10:00 - 18:00
*10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, The National Art Center, Tokyo
In cooperation of JAPAN AIRLINES
Production Art Venture Office SHOU
(tax included)
General 1,000 yen (Adults), 500 yen (College students)
Advance/Group 800 yen (Adults), 300 yen (College students)
  • Free admission on January 21 (Sun.), 2018 for the 20th anniversary of the Exhibition.
  • Visitors who are under 18, including high school students and disabled people with ID booklets (along with the one attendant) will be admitted free.
  • Group tickets will only be available at the venue (discounts only applicable to groups of 20 people or more).
  • Tickets both Advance and General are available through Lawson Ticket (L-code:34889), eplus, e-tix. Service charges may apply. Advance tickets on sale from November 15 (Wed.) 2017 until January 12 (Fri.) 2018. (These service are only available in Japanese.)
  • Visitors who present a ticket or ticket stub from another exhibition currently underway at the National Art Center, Tokyo, the Suntory Museum or the Mori Art Museum (the three facilities that make up the Roppongi Art Triangle) will be eligible for the group discount.
  • Visitors who present a ticket or discount coupon of Hibiya Library and Museum Exhibition “20th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow PLUS"(Dates: December 14, 2017- February 18, 2018)will be eligible for the group discount.
  • For Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, group discounts apply to purchasing tickets.
  • Credit card (UC, Master Card, VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, DISCOVER) , e-cash (Suica, PASMO, ICOCA, etc.), iD, J-Debit and Union Pay are available for purchasing tickets.
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The Agency for Cultural Affairs has organized the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (formerly the Overseas Study Program for Artists)(*) since 1967, helping young artists undergo training at universities and related organizations in other countries in order to foster the talent that will support the future of Japan’s art world. The program celebrates its half-century anniversary this year. The “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition has been held annually since 1998 to provide an opportunity for showcasing the achievements of the program, and this year marks its 20th anniversary. In addition to the large-scale group exhibition held in the spacious venue of the National Art Center, Tokyo, “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow PLUS,” a smaller exhibition with a strong curatorial focus, was launched in 2015. With the first phase as sending participating artists abroad, these two exhibitions together serve as the second phase, aiming to present the work of participants in the development program to the Japanese art world.
Subtitled “Memories of passagers,” the 20th annual “DOMANI” exhibition showcases examples of exciting talent who have completed the study program in recent years. Including four artists who continue to be based abroad after the program, the experiences of these artists living overseas as temporary passagers (voyagers) away from home will surely emerge in the exhibition.
A related special exhibition and various satellite events will also be held to commemorate the half-century anniversary of the program and the 20th anniversary of the exhibition.

(*)Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (past the Overseas Study Program for Artists)
This is a program under which the Agency for Cultural Affairs sends young artists overseas to support their training in their specialties. Since the 1967 fiscal year, About 3,400 artists have participated so far (Including art department is about 1,200). There are six types ‒ one-year, two-year, three-year, special (80 days), short-stay (20 to 40 days) and high school student (350 days) courses ‒ in the fields of media art, including fine art, music, dance, theater, film and stage design.
The trainees have practical training with overseas universities, art organizations and artists.

See the details of this system on the website of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.