Nissan Art Award

  • Finalist Top
  • Motoyuki Daifu
  • Hikaru Fujii
  • Ryuichi Ishikawa
  • Yuichiro Tamura
  • Nami Yokoyama

Jury Comment for the Finalist in June, 2017

Hikaru Fujii
Hikaru Fujii

Born in 1976 in Tokyo, where he continues to live, Hikaru Fujii graduated with a DEA in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technology of the Arts from University of Paris 8. In Paris, he started his career in new media art field, before returning to Japan in 2005. He is known for his work that draws on archive materials with a focus on video and film media to present reinterpretations of social events, history, memory and relationships as well as new hope for the future. His output encompasses not only installations and video, but also workshops, documentaries, and writing and directing for theater and film. His exhibitions include “MOT Annual 2016: Loose Lips Save Ships” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2016), “Aomori City Archives Exhibition: The construction of history is dedicated to the memories of the unnamed” (guest director; Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, 2015), After the Symposium (director, text; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, 2015), “Records and Recollections: Walking Through House of Images” (Sendai Mediatheque, 2014), Japan Syndrome – Art and Politics after Fukushima (HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, 2014), and Film Festival for Creating Our Own Media (supervisor; Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, 2011).

Artist's comment

Being selected as a finalist for the Nissan Art Award has given me a new creative opportunity. Making art is an at times inevitably solitary process, but I have to create my work within vivid social relations. The reception of a work of art by an unknown audience takes place for the first time after the accumulation of the creative activities of various people. I look ahead to my encounters with the people who will help energize my new creative work from now as well as the activities that will emerge from this. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity.



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