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YAMAGUCHI CENTRE FOR ARTS AND MEDIA (YCAM)

PLACEText: Yuko Matono

If you walk up this grand staircase, you will find Studio B, which is for multipurpose use such as exhibitions or lectures, and Studio C, which screens films, and a lab for supporting creative activities.

YCAM
Library

The small wave on the left is Yamaguchi City Central Library that is open-plan and has vaulted ceiling. It is sophisticated but relaxing that makes you feel you can spend hours and hours here. Also, Italian restaurant is attached.

YCAM
Cafe

YCAM doesn’t only show the existing outstanding works but also invites artists for the productions during their stay. This creates a new flow that the works created in YCAM are sent out around the world. Media Art is relatively new genre and still unfamiliar. Therefore there are not many opportunities to be exposed to them. YCAM holds workshops of Media Arts in order for anyone to enjoy this seemingly complicated subject.

YCAM
Patio

YCAM is not for some limited people but for anyone to enjoy it freely as a part of their lives. For example, you can see exhibitions while you visit the library, have restaurant’s gelato in the patio, or lie down on the grass after taking part in workshops. It’s an awesome public place that makes you say, “I wish there were such a place around my area!”, so you should definitely visit there even if you’ve never visited Yamaguchi. I believe you will find the ideal place where arts and people coexist.

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
Open: 10:00 – 22:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Address: 7-7 Nakazono-cho, Yamaguchi
Tel: +81 (0)83 901 2222
http://www.ycam.jp

Text: Yuko Matono
Translation: Yuki Furusho
Photos: Courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

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