21st “DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition

Showcasing Participants from the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists
“End of the Heisei Period”


Date January 23 (Wed.)- March 3 (Sun.), 2019
Closed 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
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, The National Art Center, Tokyo
In cooperation of JAPAN AIRLINES, Audio Visual Communications Ltd.
Production Art Venture Office SHOU
(tax included)
General 1,000yen(Adults), 500yen(College students)
Advance/Group 800 yen(Adults), 300 yen(College students)

※Free admission on February 24 (Sun.), 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Emperor's enthronement.

※Visitors who are under 18, including high school students will be admitted for free.

※Disabled persons (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free upon presenting Disabled Person's Booklet or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.

※Group tickets (for groups of a minimum of 20 people) can only be purchased at the National Art Center, Tokyo.

※Tickets both Advance and General are available through Lawson Ticket (L-code:33819),eplus,e-tix. Service charges may apply. Advance tickets on sale from December 1st(Sat.), 2018 until January 22th(Tue.), 2019 (These services 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.
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  • Tsubasa KATO

    2015 Researcher for two years・America〈Seattle〉
    Contemporary Art
    1984 Born in Saitama, Japan
    M.F.A., Department of Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

    Tsubasa KATO

    《Pass Between Magnetic Tea Party》2015
    Courtesy of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and MUJIN-TO Production


    2016 Researcher・England〈London〉
    Photograph・Contemporary Art
    1979 Born in Toledo, Spain
    BA, Disability Sciences, Universtity of Tsukuba, Japan
    Lives and works in London, England


    《If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the skyⅠ》2013
    ※Reference work

  • Noriyuki KIMURA

    2016 Researcher・Germany〈Cologne〉
    Media art
    1977 Born in Gunma, Japan
    MA, media art, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
    (IAMAS), Gifu, Japan
    Lives and works in Ishikawa, Japan

    Noriyuki KIMURA


  • Nobuhiro SHIMURA

    2015 Researcher for two years・France〈Paris〉
    Contemporary Art
    1982 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    M.A., Imaging Arts and Sciences,Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
    Lives and works in Chiba, Japan

    Nobuhiro SHIMURA

    《Nostalgia, Amnesia》2019
    Courtesy of Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

  • Asako SHIROKI

    2015 Researcher・Germany〈Berlin〉
    Contemporary Art
    1979 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    Ph.D., Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
    Lives and works in Germany, Berlin and Tokyo, Japan

    Asako SHIROKI

    《Liquid path - Buoyancy and dynamic》2017
    Photo : Hong Cheolki

  • Masahiro HASUNUMA

    2016 Researcher・Germany〈Frankfurt〉
    Contemporary Art
    1981 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    Ph.D., Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Lives and works in Aichi, Japan

    Masahiro HASUNUMA

    Photo:Shiigi Shizune
    ※Reference work

  • Megumi MATSUBARA

    2013 Researcher・Morocco〈Rabat〉
    1977 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    Master of Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture,
    University College London, United Kingdom
    Lives and works in Fes, Morocco and Tokyo, Japan

    Megumi MATSUBARA

    《Fossil of Contact》2016
    Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum Collection
    ※Reference work


    2015 Researcher for two years・Austria〈Vienna〉
    1983 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    Ph.D.,Oil Painting,Tokyo University of the Arts
    Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan


    《Self-organized painting[multiple of tree structure]》2017

  • Akira WADA

    2007 Researcher(Special)・France〈Paris〉
    1978 Born in Chiba, Japan
    BA, Ceramics, Arts Department, Bunka Gakuin, Tokyo, Japan
    Lives and works in Chiba, Japan

    Akira WADA

    《White porcelain,Cow》2015
    Private Collection

  • [Guest Artist] Natsunosuke MISE

    1973 Born in Nara, Japan
    MFA, Kyoto City University of Art, Kyoto, Japan
    Lives and works in Yamagata, Japan

    Natsunosuke MISE

    《Painting of Japan》2006
    Agency for Cultural Affairs , Japan


For more than half a century since 1967, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (formerly the Overseas Study Program for Artists) has been helping young artists attend training at organizations abroad in order to foster the talent that will support the future of the arts in Japan. Marking its 21st edition this year, the “Domani: The Art of Tomorrow” exhibition started in 1998 as a way to publicly showcase the work of participants from the visual arts field of the program. The large-scale group show, held in the unique exhibition spaces with high ceilings inside the National Art Center, Tokyo aims to present artists the program sent abroad to the Japanese art scene.
Subtitled “End of the Heisei Period,” the 21st “Domani” exhibition showcases examples of exciting talent who have completed the study program in recent years and whose artworks are suitable for the Center’s spacious exhibition spaces. As the last “Domani” exhibition of the Heisei period due to the planned abdication of the current emperor in 2019, it features nine artists who were born in the Showa 50s (1970s) and started their careers in the Heisei period (from 1989). Their work exhibited together here is the result of a transnational process of shuttling back and forth, both physically and culturally, between Japan and the outside world. In addition, the exhibition includes examples of the work of Natsunosuke Mise, who stayed in Florence, Italy, as a previous participant in the program, selected from the contemporary art collection of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming 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 3,500 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.