Blossom Blast #IWD2017

  • Wed, Mar 01 - Sat, Mar 18 2017
    Closed on weekends
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • International Women’s Day Reception Party
    Thu, Mar 8, 7pm - 10pm
  • Free entrance

Blossom Blast 2017 “What It Means to Be a Woman”

Globally, female artists exert an incredible influence in the art scenes of cities worldwide, Tokyo notwithstanding. However, the playing field remains far from level, and this poses a gender equality issue in the arts. The number of practicing female artists are still eclipsed by the number of men, and the average price paid for artwork created by women is lower than that of their male counterparts, reflecting a problematic trend around the world.

“Blossom Blast” is an exhibition that celebrates femininity and showcases the amazing talent pool of ambitious female artists in Japan. In tandem with International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated globally on March 8, TokyoDex and UltraSuperNew have invited curator Miki Saito to gather a group of artists who explore the concept of this year’s show, “What It Means To Be A Woman” today.

Artists

Event Sessions

Women In The Arts

2017年3月4日 (土) 17:00 ~ 20:00

Special Seminar: “Female Force in the Arts” by Monami Tsukada (SBI Art Auction, Contemporary Art Specialist)

Blossom Blast Curator’s Talk by Miki Saito

“Challenges as a female artist” panel discussion with artists (Kit Nagamura, Kuristina Curina, Rika Shimasaki)

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Bae Tokyo Day

2017年3月11日 (土) 13:00 ~ 22:00

Chocoholic Music Workshop

Panel discussion “Women and Freedom” (Bae Tokyo Founder and Director, Jayda B. and YonYon)

Closing Party (Jayda B. and YonYon, Imani + Asia)

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Men Support Women (Produced by Lean In Tokyo)

2017年3月12日 (日) 14:00 ~ 16:00

Guest Speakers: Metlife CEO, Sachin Shah, PwC Japan Partner, Simon Gealy, Australian Embassy and Shouichi Yamashita

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What does female empowerment look like?

2017年3月16日 (日) 19:30 ~ 21:30

Workshop by Divya Marie Kato.

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Credits

Curated by

Sponsored by

Supported by

International Women's Day
German Embassy
Adobe

Crowdfunding

Blossom Blast 2017 | INDIEGOGO

Female Artists Gather in Tokyo to Raise Awareness for Women’s Rights #IWD2017
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/blossom-blast-2017-japan-art/x/15997668#/