Announcing the initial lineup for SIAF2020

The curatorial directors Taro Amano and Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka, in collaboration with local curators, have selected artists based on the theme and the concept of SIAF2020. We are delighted to announce the initial lineup of confirmed artists.

In a time of climate emergency and shift to a digital realm that is built on machine learning, surveillance, and capitalism, the SIAF2020 art program offers a space to envision other scenarios. Together with the visitors and participating artists, and via artworks touching on the roots of human imagination, creativity, and technology, we would like to speculate about different approaches to the now and develop alternative strategies of coexistence with technology that can build up resistance and maybe even hope.
Like science, art has the cognitive power to comprehend the world and can propose another means of confronting our problems. As such, the artworks at SIAF2020 are not only for visitors to enjoy and appreciate. The various perspectives by the artists from Japan and overseas will encourage visitors to re-examine their daily lives and find new ways and the resilience to live through these troubled times.

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