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VOCA Encouragement Prize, Ri Jong Ok, “Olympia 2020”, Ink, acrylic, digital print, panel, paper, 220×360×4cm

The 27th exhibition, “The Vision of Contemporary Art (VOCA) 2020”, which introduces the young talents from all over Japan, will be held at Ueno Royal Museum from March 12th to 30th.

From Hokkaido to Okinawa, VOCA offers museum curators, journalists, and researchers in Japan to recommend young artists under the age of 40, and introduces new talents from all over the country by exhibiting new flat works.

Each prize winner was announced from works by 33 artists (groups). The VOCA Prize goes to Nerhol (Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida), VOCA Encouragement Prize goes to Mika Kan and Ri Jong Ok, VOCA Honorable Mention Prize goes to Nana Nana Kuromiya and Hanako Miyamoto, and the Ohara Museum of Art Prize goes to Yuriko Asano.

However, corresponding events such as opening reception and artist talks, which hold every year, will be cancelled to prevent new coronavirus infection.

The Vision of Contemporary Art (VOCA) 2020
Date: March 12th – 30th, 2020
Open: 10:00 – 18:00
Place: Ueno Royal Museum
Address: 1-2 Ueno-Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admissions: Adult 600 yen, University Students 500 yen
Tel: +81 (0)3 3833 4191

Ueno Royal Museum will be closed from March 28th 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

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