“19th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition
The Achievements of the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists

Date December 10 (Sat.),2016 - February 5 (Sun.), 2017
Closed on Tuesdays
December 20 (Tue.),2016 - January 10 (Tue.), 2017 is the year-end through the New Year’s holiday
Open 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
Production Art Venture Office SHOU
In cooperation of JAPAN AIRLINES, Japan Material Co.,Ltd., Nakagawa Chemical, KANEKA CORPORATION
(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 (Sat.), 2017 for the 10th anniversary-The National Art Center, Tokyo.
  • 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:33931),eplus,e-tix. Service charges may apply. Advance tickets on sale from October 11 (Tue.) until December 9 (Fri.) (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.
  • 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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In order to help foster artists as future leaders of the art world in Japan, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has implemented the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists(*), providing an opportunity for budding artists to study at universities and art organizations abroad since 1967. The program will soon celebrate its half-century anniversary. The “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition, was started in 1998 to present the program's achievements and commemorates its 19th anniversary this year.

In addition to the large-scale group exhibition that makes full use of the high-ceiling space of the National Art Center in Tokyo, we launched the “DOMANI PLUS” exhibition, a smaller exhibition which increased its level of curation in 2015. These two projects are designed as the second stage of the development program for upcoming artists run by the Agency. In other words both projects aim to be good opportunities to present talented artists, who have already been sent to study abroad as the first stage of the development program, to the Japanese art scene.

The 19th DOMANI Exhibition will focus on showcasing the work of these fresh artists who have completed their overseas study on the program relatively recently. Making use of the rich space in the National Art Center, Tokyo, the lineup of artists will be varied in terms of material and expression, ranging from painting to photography, video, animation, installation, ceramics, media art, and so on. Their study countries are also not restricted in Europe and North America, but also spread widely across Asia and the Southern Hemisphere. Under the loose theme of “re_consider Japan”, this will be a valuable opportunity to re-consider Japan with "2020" fast-approaching. We hope this will be a good place to encounter talented artists who will lead the Japanese art scene in the 2020s.

(*)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 3,330 artists have participated so far(Including art department is about 1,230). 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.