The world that surrounds us today faces instability as never before, with many issues ahead. What role can art play in such a world?
This year, Shiseido set its new corporate mission, “BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD.” Beautiful encounters and experiences through art may serve as a guide for our lifestyle or manner of thinking which, if only a small part of everyday life, can lead to innovations that change our actions. Is it not our actions that make today’s world better and more beautiful?
Since its opening in 1919, Shiseido Gallery has been providing beautiful encounters and experiences through art under the ideal of “discovering and creating new value.”
In 2006, the Gallery started “shiseido art egg,” an open program that aims at supporting the discovery and creation of new values by fresh, rising artists. Selected artists are provided the opportunity to organize their exhibitions in collaboration with curators, similar to normal exhibitions held at the Shiseido Gallery.
This year’s 13th shiseido art egg exhibition received 269 applications from across Japan. Among the many creative proposals to take advantage of Shiseido Gallery’s distinctive exhibition space, artists Fumi Imamura, Kiyono Kobayashi, and Kaori Endo were selected for their unique perspectives and expressions of new values and aesthetics in today’s world.
Solo exhibitions of these three selected artists will be held at the Shiseido Gallery in succession from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, September 22, 2019. We hope you look forward to the exhibitions of these three up-and-coming artists.
This year’s jury for the shiseido art egg prize* comprises graphic designer Tatsuya Ariyama, art producer and RealTokyo director Chie Sumiyoshi, and artist-printmaker Kouseki Ono.
* Conferred to artwork among the exhibitions of the three selected artists that challenges Shiseido Gallery’s distinctive space and creates maximum new values. The winner will be announced in October 2019 on the Shiseido Gallery website.