FACE 2018 – Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibition
The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art holds the idea of public art close to its heart – their motto is “the gateway to the art world regardless of age or affiliation” – and its FACE, or Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award, exhibit brings this idea to life. This year, the competition drew 970 entries from around the country, from which 71 entries were chosen. The artists chosen range in age from their 20s to their 70s, and the Grand Prix Awardee will be included in the museum’s permanent collection. A great opportunity to see work by truly unknown artists.
Image: Grand Prix, “Each time you jump, the rising ground is different than the time before,” Hiromi Sengoku, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017