PROJECT ATAMI Launches to Promote Artists in Atami

03.April.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

The all-new PROJECT ATAMI has been launched by AKAO ART RESIDENCE and artist support group ATAMI (ASIAN) ART GRANT.」

 

 

PROJECT ATAMI comes as a way to shine the light on the art of creators in Atami, a city in Shizuoka. It’s a chance to learn about the city and experience it using all five senses so people walk away never forgetting their Atami experience.

©️HIRO TANAKA

Kujira no Me by Maki Ohkojima, France,  2019 (Photo by Serge Koutchinsky)

©️Koichi Mitsuoka

©️Taira Ichikawa

©️Ichiro Endo, Wall Art Festival

little hong kong; a little rooftop, 2020

©️Akio Suzuki

Hiromi Miyakita ©️Yusuke Suzuki

 

1. AKAO ART RESIDENCE

At AKAO ART RESIDENCE, 20 artists get to stay at Hotel New Akao each year and have free reigns to create. Artists communicate with coordinators and hotel staff about their work from beginning to end throughout a period of a month. The program sees artists leaving their work bit by bit in the hopes that the hotel guests will be able to enjoy it.

 

Participating Artists

HIRO TANAKA, Maki Ohkojima, Mitsuoka Koichi, Taira Ichikawa (Term 1: March-April)

Ichiro Endo, Akio Suzuki, Hiromi Miyakata, 花坊 (Term 2: May-June)

 

2. ATAMI (ASIAN) ART GRANT

ATAMI (ASIAN) ART GRANT is providing 30 artists with funds raised through sponsorship, donations, and crowdfunding, and will invite them to Atami in November. There, they will be asked to draw murals which will be installed around the city.

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