Sapporo Winter Change 2020 × Sapporo Festival 2020
Sapporo International Art Festival 2020 pre-event

Sapporo Winter Change 2020 × Sapporo Festival 2020

"Media Art" Exhibition with "Snow Removal" and "Icicle"?

“Snow removal”, which is indispensable in winter in Sapporo, “Icicles” that extend from under the eaves, and “Media Art”, an artwork that makes full use of technology. What is the result of these multiplications? Let's look for the answer at Sapporo Winter Exchange and Sapporo Icicle Festival!At art events that are showed by Sapporo Community Plaza SCARTS, a new base of the creative city Sapporo, and Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF), a triennial art festival, there are plenty of programs to enjoy the cold winter.

★ A stamp rally will be held around the three venues, Sapporo Winter Exchange 2020, Sapporo Icicle Festival 2020, and Yuki Terrace 2020 (Special Collaboration)!

Organizers: Sapporo City, Sapporo Community Plaza SCARTS (Sapporo City Arts Foundation), Sapporo International Art Festival Executive Committee Special Cooperation: Sapporo Yukiterrace 2020  Cooperation: Sapporo Ekimae Dori District Activation  Committee Grant: Japan Expo 2019 Cultural Resource Content Creation Project

Sapporo Winter Interchange 2020
[Date] February 1 (Sat)-February 11 (Tue / Holiday) 10: 00-19: 00
[Venue] Sapporo Community Plaza SCARTS [SCARTS Court, SCARTS Studio] ( Sapporo Citizens Exchange Plaza 1-2F, Kita 1-Jo Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
* Free admission "Sapporo Winter Exchange" captures the environment unique to winter and information obtained from it as "media", and various expressions. It is a project to be converted. Looking at winter from a new perspective may help you discover something different and interesting. This time, we will display media artworks and hands-on content based on research on snow removal and snow removal, which are essential for living in Sapporo. There will also be a manga panel on the theme of snow removal at the venue.
[Direction: Takuro Iwata (SCARTS Technical Director) / Production: SIAF Lab / Manga Production: Naomi Igarashi] Sapporo Cultural Arts Exchange Center SCARTS
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Sapporo Icicle Festival 2020
[Date] February 1 (Sat)-February 11 (Tue / Holiday) 10: 00–18: 00
* Closed on February 3 (Mon)
[Venue]Shiryokan( Former Saporo Court of Apeeals)[1st floor SIAF lounge, 2nd floor SIAF project room, front yard / back yard special venue] (13-chome, Odori-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo) * Free admission (taruhi) is an ancient name of "Tsurara". ). Icicles are a natural art created in the ever-changing temperature and humidity, and a mirror of the environment. The Sapporo Icicle Festival re-discovers the winter of Sapporo by considering the icicles that are decreasing in daily life from various aspects such as art, science and culture. This year, as a culmination of our efforts so far, we will introduce more attractive works that change daily due to the winter environment in Sapporo.
[Direction: SIAF Lab / Production: SIAF Lab, SIAF Lab Researcher]
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Opening tour

February 1 (Sat.)
15: 00–16: 00 Sapporo Winter Exchange 2020 (Sapporo Cultural Arts Exchange Center 1st Floor SCARTS Mall Assembly)
17: 00–18: 00 Sapporo Drift Ice Festival 2020 (Shiryokan 1st floor SIAF lounge set)
* No application required, local set-up At
each venue, commentary and production episodes by the work creator will be introduced.

◾️ Talk event “Peep in the backstage of the exhibition! What is an exhibition engineer?”

February 2 (Sun) 14: 00–16: 00

Venue: SCARTS Mall, 1st floor,  Sapporo Community Plaza * No application required, First come, first served

speaker: Takuro Iwata (SCARTS Technical Director), Norimichi Hirakawa (Artist)
SIAF Lab Project Director: Katsuya Ishida, Kei Komachiya, Daisuke Funato

Media artworks include paintings and sculptures. Completely different knowledge and skills are essential. There is an occupation called “exhibition engineer” that makes use of power supply, internet environment and special equipment to realize the exhibition. In this talk, we will welcome guests who practice this practice in Sapporo and approach their work. It is a valuable opportunity to know the back side of the media art exhibition.

◾️SIAF2020 Director’s Talk 4th Winter Special “SIAF2020 Director Team x An Anxious Person”

Venue: SCARTS Mall on the 1st floor of  Sapporo Community Plaza * No application required.

The three directors are leading the preparations for the opening of December. In this fourth Director’s Talk, each director will invite people who are interested now to talk with each other. In addition to the latest information on SIAF2020, you must listen to talks across genres.

Vol.1 February 8 (Sat) 14: 00–16: 00

Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (SIAF2020 Curatorial Director [Media Art])

Guest: Kohei Sato (SIAF2020 Curator [Sapporo Art Park])

Vol.2 February 9th (Sun) 14: 00-16: 00

Kanako Tamura (Director of Communication Design, SIAF2020)

Guest: Mitsuhiro Sakakibara (Architect / Researcher)

Vol.3  February 11th (Tue / Holiday) 14: 00-16: 00

Taro Amano (SIAF2020 Curatorial Director [Contemporary Art] / Director in Chief)

Guest: Satomi Fukusaki (Poroco Editor-in-Chief)

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