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“Ai mi Tagai” - London/ Tokyo Y - AIR Exchange Program, its practice and preview

  • Organization : Youkobo Art Space
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art


Launched in 2013, the concept of Y-AIR (AIR for Young) is an initiative that aims to create an environment granting easier access to artist-in-residencies (AIR) for art university students and young art graduates, implemented with the understanding and support of various art university professors. Organized to mark the fifth year of the London/Tokyo Y-AIR Exchange Programme (LTYE) since 2015, the Ai mi Tagai exhibition and forum presented the work of artists who were previous participants, in addition to the work of professors of both universities who are acting advisors for the Y-AIR exchange program. It was an attempt to explore the pos-sibility of collaborative activities between AIRs and Art Universities, along with the evaluation of AIR operations from the perspective from related people through the artists’ expression based on the results of their activities and the impact of subsequent activities. A total of 20 artists, 10 from Japan and 10 from the UK participated the exhibition. The staff was jointly run by Ai mi Tagai execution commissioner by Youkobo staffs, participating artists, profes-sors who are acting advisors, and AIR organizers, etc.


Youkobo Art Space
Youkobo Art Space is an art center for a domestic and international artists to stay and create their works, have a presentation, and ex-change through the artistic activities.
Daria Blum, Yohei Chimura, Lydia Davies, Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Ryunosuke Goji, Shiori Higashiyama, Takashi Horiuchi, Yuuki Horiuchi, Dan Isomura, Alice Jacobs, Abbi Jones, Kenta Kawagoe, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec, Sean Lavelle, Tuli Litvak, O JUN, Wataru Ozu, Gillies Adamson Semple, Eleanor Turnbull


Makiko Tsuji
AIR Coordinator
Youkobo Art Space
3-2-10 Zempukuji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041
Tel: +81-(0)3-3399-7549
Fax: +81-(0)3-3399-7549


Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier, Yuga Gallery and Daigaku Kaikan, Tokyo University of theArts, Taito City, Tokyo