#JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after NOW OPEN


Following a Call For Submissions, a staggering 237 artists from or based in Austria [many of them connected to the Japanese Studies @ University of Vienna] have accepted the invitation and entered 223 projects in a vast variety of genres and forms of artistic expressions.

#JapanRevisited202x: then-now-after has been conceived by the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo as a platform for artists from Austria to reimagine and revisit their memories, interpretations, and dreams associated with Japan. Building on more than 150 years of cultural exchange between Austria and Japan, the exceptional year 2020 seemed perfect for this experiment.

In our interactive, audio-visual JOURNEY we invite you to re(visit) Japan through the memories, dreams and imagination of 16 Austrian artists passing through four virtual zones:

  • Chapter I: Revisiting Japan Through Space and Memory
  • Chapter II: Navigating Love, Culture and Conflict: Japan in Process
  • Chapter III: Between Reality and Dream: (Re-)Imagining Japan
  • Chapter IV: Moving Forward to 202x

Complement your exploration in our virtual artist GALLERY, where you will find 100+ works that we hope will inspire you - as it did inspire us - to discover a side of Japan that perhaps can only exist at exactly this moment in time.