Talking with Director Andy

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Talking with Director Andy

This is a blog written by Andy, our museum's first director. In this blog, Andy talks with artists about some of the works featured in "Open Call Exhibition: Artistic Expressions of People with Roots Abroad", introduces our museum and his perspective on multicultural society.

#06 / Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week

2021.2.27

Andy, the director of the Online Art Museum “Seeing Us: Living in Japan with Roots Overseas”, selects an artwork of interest from this open call exhibition and invites the artist for an online conversation in this series, “Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week”.

Artworks:

「#Tokyo Clichés – 4:57 Koen」https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/911/

「#Tokyo Clichés – 6:01 Gomi no hi」https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/992/

「#Tokyo Clichés – 16:53 Yaki Imo」https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/935/

「#Tokyo Clichés – 1:14 Sento」https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/846/

「Tokyo Clichés – 0:02 After the Koban」https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/503/

#05 / Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week

2021.1.16

Andy, the director of the Online Art Museum “Seeing Us: Living in Japan with Roots Overseas”, selects an artwork of interest from this open call exhibition and invites the artist for an online conversation in this series, “Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week”.

artwork :
「It’s all in the head」(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/142/
「Muse」(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/193/
「Cells」(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/155/
「Cerebellum」(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/173/
「Toxins」(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/159/

#04 / The director, thinking aloud…

2021.1.1

The director, thinking aloud…

When I first encountered “the coronavirus”, I panicked immaturely and felt as if everything in our life would change. In time, the stagnation of economic activity became serious. As things didn’t go as we planned, we became frustrated and lonely. Yet, it seems that the coronavirus is not the only influence. As the panic lessened, somewhat allowing us to see our surroundings, the existence of those who, long before the coronavirus, had been anxiously tending to the exposed wounds of our society became apparent. I also reflect on this, feeling prompted to do what I can around me…. One section of our museum, “Introducing Organizations Engaged in Multicultural Society”, is filled with very important proposals for thinking about these issues. I believe it is precisely such grassroots activities that have a fitting vision for the future.

#03 / Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week

2020.12.25

Andy, the director of the Online Art Museum “Seeing Us: Living in Japan with Roots Overseas”, selects an artwork of interest from this open call exhibition and invites the artist for an online conversation in this series, “Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week”.

artwork : Untitled(https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/1419/

#02 / Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week

2020.12.5

Andy, the director of the Online Art Museum “Seeing Us: Living in Japan with Roots Overseas”, selects an artwork of interest from this open call exhibition and invites the artist for an online conversation in this series, “Director Andy’s Artwork of the Week”.

artwork : Me [Eye](https://immigration-museum-tokyo.com/2020/opencall-en/245/