The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) will launch a new project dedicated to the co-development of Japanese and Philippine contemporary art called J-CAP or Jisedai Contemporary Arts Platform. “Jisedai” means “Next Generation” in Japanese. The project aims to foster dialogue, interaction, idea exchange, and collaboration between artists and curators from both countries.
Contemporary art is an indispensable medium for representing the depths of current society. Although there are various forms of contemporary art exchanges between Japan and the Philippines, through this network, we would like to link together what were once isolated individual connections and weave it into a more expansive and all-inclusive exchange.
This year’s J-CAP kicks off with a webinar series starting with Tokyo based art unit Kyun-Chome in September.
J-CAP continues later on with three webinars in October, November, and January headlined by Cubao-based Japanese curator Mayumi Hirano, Ryotaro Fuyuki / TRA-Travel and further on, with award-winning Filipino artist Leeroy New. The program’s first run culminates in February with a colloquium that will serve as an overview of the previous J-CAP events. The colloquium will feature Japanese artist Tatsuo Inagaki, Filipino curator Jaime Pacena II and more artists.