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The Way of Paintings 2019: FACE Award Winners and FACE 2019

The Way of Paintings 2019: FACE Award Winners and FACE 2019

In a nutshell

FACE, the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award, is a public entry competition established in 2013 that recognizes outstanding emerging artists. The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art is hosting two exhibitions regarding this award. Until February 17, The Way of Paintings 2019: FACE Award Winners features 11 artists who received Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards from 2016 to 2018. From February 23 to March 30, the 7th FACE exhibition, FACE 2019, features 71 works selected by a jury from the works submitted by 870 emerging artists from all over Japan.

The venue

The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art is located on the 42nd floor of a high rise building in Shinjuku.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)

All of the information, the wall text and the handout, is in English.

Photos?

Photos are allowed.

The feels

Because these works are submitted by rising artists, there is a sense of discovery and promise..

Appeal

The art included in these exhibitions is quite varied so there’s something for almost any kind of taste in genres such as realism, abstraction, portraits, landscapes, etc.

How far out?

A five minute walk from the Nishi-Shinkjuku, Shinjuku or Shinkjuku-Nishiguchi Metro/Subway stations or the JR Shinjuku station.

How much time?

About a half an hour.

How much money?

¥600 for general admission.

Until when?

The Way of Paintings 2019: FACE Award Winners until February 17.

FACE 2019 is from February 23 to March 30.

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art

Worth seeing while you’re in Shinjuku.

Links:

https://www.sjnk-museum.org/en/5591.html and https://www.sjnk-museum.org/en/program_en/expect_en

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