Creating Opportunity for Artists.
Our focus is on bridging artists with people and businesses in order to propel Japanese art and design. Historically, we have been bound by a single concept and acceptance of our past approach. We now look to the present and future with new genres which will evolve over time as the greater world evolves. We believe that the value of "things" and "people" are yet untapped. This will lead to new and exciting opportunities and the uncovering of new markets.
Shibuya(Tokyo) 2013 - 2020
MONSTER Exhibition is an art project on the theme of ”Kaiju”(MONSTER).
The tsunami in 2011 was responsible for the destruction of our project promoter's house. Local artists were quick to offer their support which, in turn, led to the launch of the "Kaiju" (meaning: MONSTER) exhibition in 2013.
The purpose of this art project is to use the power of art to create an opportunity for many people to get together and remember “the day” that people tend to forget as time goes by.
The ”Kaiju”(MONSTER) in the theme is a metaphor for the tsunami that swallowed everything that day. The reason was to put together an exhibition that many people could enjoy, as it was not a direct expression through a ”Kaiju”(MONSTER) incarnation.
The Future of the MONSTER Exhibition
We feel that we have reached the goal / purpose as we'd set out to do, but recognize that far reaching natural disasters continue to effect us all - in Japan and abroad. Now, we're focused on new art projects while maintaining the theme of and philanthropy attached to the exhibition.
The interpretation of ”Kaiju”(MONSTER) is left to the artists. ”Kaiju”(MONSTER), which exists in a unique Japanese context, excites the artists’ imagination. In order to give free rein to that imagination, we do not stipulate genres such as video, painting, plastic art, graphics, games, ikebana, and architecture.
We're a cohort of artists and creators. As such, we're not bound by a single concept or common sense of days gone by. In 2017, we created Evolve Art & Design Japan. This is a not-for-profit, general incorporated association. Our mission is to provide opportunities for new genres which will emerge from the evolution of the world and a specific focus on the value of "things" and "people" yet to be discovered.
Through MONSTER Exhibition, which is one such mission, we will develop new value and contribute to the evolution of Japanese traditional and modern art.
A portion of the proceeds from the works of art at MONSTER Exhibition will be donated to the Great East Japan Earthquake Relief Fund or areas where natural disasters have occurred, and we will carry on our activities on a continuous basis.
NewYork 2013 - 2017
Barcelona 2016 - 2018
Curator : Miyuki Shoji
After working at a systems company, I began working independently as a web developer and designer. The 3.11 disaster's ramifications on my hometown prompted me to establish Art Project. I have spent the eight years since organizing art exhibitions in Shibuya and overseas. I also studied at Musashino Art University and am now a certified curator. As I continue to work with art and artists from all over the world, such as from NY, Berlin, Paris, London, Milan, Venice, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, I constantly look forward to taking my next steps.