The director of Artists’ Breath
Fram Kitagawa`s Message
Due to the spread of COVID-19, many exhibitions and events have been postponed or cancelled, including the three festivals I am directing, which were originally scheduled for this year.
In such times, I wanted to find out how artists are living and what they are thinking.
No artist is the same. This reflects the 7.7 billion people on this earth each having his/her own speech and physiology.
Now, 7.7 billion people are living the same moment and sharing a common experience, yet having different thoughts. I am moved and feel a sense of solemnness by this magnificent fact.
The aim of this project is to share this diversity.
I hope that in this seemingly blank everyday life, this could serve to create a rich platform for artists connected through the sea of life across the world.
June 15th, 2020
Operated by：Art Front Gallery
In collaboration with：the executive committee of each festival （Ichihara Art x Mix, Northern Alps Art Festival, Oku-Noto Triennale, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Setouchi Triennale ）
(*1) Three festivals scheduled for 2020 have been postponed
Ichihara Art x Mix 2020 （March 20th~May 16th, 2021)
Oku-Noto Triennale 2020 (September 4th~October 24th, 2021)