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STEAM Dialogue: Videos now online

STEAM Dialogue is a series of roughly twenty video interviews with artists and their corporate or research institute partners about their collaborations for KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition. The first videos, which also feature behind-the-scenes footage of the collaborations, are now online. Further videos will become available in the leadup to the competition exhibition in January 2022.

Watch the videos here (Japanese only).

STEAM THINKING LABO Talk Series: Videos now online

STEAM THINKING LABO is a series of workshops about the intersection of art, science, and technology. Held at art colleges in the city of Kyoto and organized as a learning program by KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival, the workshops feature artists, corporations, and researchers.

The 2020 STEAM THINKING LABO workshops were held at Kyoto University of the Arts and Kyoto City University of Arts.

The artists, corporations, and researchers who took part in the workshops at the universities joined talks looking back at the events in relation to their respective activities. Videos of these talks are now available to watch online.

Watch the videos here (Japanese only).

Future Tea Culture Talk Series: Video archive now online

Held originally as part of Okazaki Market+ on Sunday, March 28, 2021 and streamed live, the “Future Tea Culture” series of talks is now available to watch again by popular demand.

For more on the “Future Tea Culture” talk series, see here (Japanese only).

Sensing the Feelings of a Chimpanzee Through Art: Documentary now available

A short documentary about the activities of the Sensing the Feelings of a Chimpanzee Through Art project in 2020 at Kyoto City Zoo is now available to watch online.

Watch the video here (Japanese only)

Announcing KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition

KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition is the core program for the upcoming second edition of KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival, organized by its executive committee.

Unique in Japan, this is an international competition exhibiting and awarding works created by artists in collaboration with corporations, research institutes, and other partners. An open call for submissions was made in 2020. From the 111 project plans and 41 partners, a panel of experts selected 11 sets of collaborations.

Further information has now been announced for the competition exhibition, including the exhibitors. Get ready to experience new works of art created through the interdisciplinary practices of artists and their project partners.

For more on the KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition, see here

NAQUYO—The Visionary Universe of Heian-kyo, KYOTO STEAM in collaboration with MUTEK.JP: Videos of live music performance and workshop now online

Videos of the NAQUYO live music performance, which was held on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, are now online. Enjoy the soundscape of Heian-kyo that integrates music, video, and dance through cutting-edge technology.

video: https://kyoto-steam.com/2022prologue/program/event04/

Archived videos of NAQUYO #1 and # 2 are available here. 

Closure of KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival: 2022 Prologue

KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival: 2022 Prologue, which was held between Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 28, 2021, has now come to an end. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many visitors, artists who presented their artworks, and scientists and others who supported and helped with the festival.

We will continue to develop each program with the aim of presenting the advanced integration of art, and science and technology to visitors at the upcoming edition of KYOTO STEAM—International Arts × Science Festival planned for 2022. Please check the festival’s official social media platforms for the latest information.

KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition: Catalogue now published

The catalogue for the “KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition,” which was held in autumn 2020 at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, is now published. The PDF version is available online. 

https://kyoto-steam.com/img/download/2021/program/event01/catalog.pdf (Japanese language only)

Art and Science in Kyoto City Zoo “Sensing the Feelings of a Chimpanzee Through Art” Talk & Tour: Details announced

The themes and schedules for the talk and tour by researchers and artists, which are held over the weekend during the exhibition, are announced.

Event Details: https://kyoto-steam.com/2022prologue/en/program/event06/

KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition: Exhibition video and Start Up Dialogue videos now online

The “KYOTO STEAM 2020 International Art Competition Launch Exhibition” was held in autumn 2020 at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. This video introduces what the exhibition looked like at the venue. (Approx. 6 min. / Japanese only) 
(Approx. 6 min. / Japanese only) https://kyoto-steam.com/2022prologue/program/event01/

The Start Up Dialogue videos feature the participating artists talking about their artworks and the collaboration process.
(13 videos / Japanese only) https://kyoto-steam.com/2022prologue/program/event01/video/