What we do

General Museum

  • Organization : An Art User Conference
  • Section : Project for improvements in the creative environment
  • Type of Grant Program : Long
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art

Outline of the project

This is a project for launching a museum from scratch in a natural environment without buildings or an institutional framework.
We explore the possibilities of a new museum as art infrastructure, as we reflect on the individual notions on which contemporary art museums are premised, including the separating of man-made from natural objects, the separating of artists from audiences, and the separating of the natural environment from the exhibition space.

First year
(1)Book Club 4: Hito Steyerl “Why Games? Can People in the Art World Think?”
October 31, 2021
VR space on the web

(2)Conference 1: Museum without Museum
November 28, 2021
Akigawa Valley, Jurigi, Tokyo

(3)Book Club 5: A new form of Platform_Thinking through art and technology
February 20, 2022
Web Space

(4)Conference 2: Concrete, decentralized, abstract … Platform @Web
February 27, 2022
Web space
Guests: Kenji Ide, Tomoya Ishibashi, Rika Nakashima, Yumi Song, yoshidayamar

(5)Supplement to Conference 2: Edit Wikipedia
March 20, 2022
Web space

(6)Exhibitions “Collage, Camouflage” and “dis/cover”
June 27-July 18, 2022
The forest facing a residential area in Nagafusa-cho, Hachioji City, Tokyo
“Collage, Camouflage”
Ivy, Kanto basin-forming movement, Zebra, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Agromyzidae, Military camouflage, etc.
Kenji Ide, Ryosuke Ogino, Ayae Kamiya, Tomoaki Sakaguchi, Masahiro Satsuka, Ai Suzuki, Boat ZHANG, Ena Magota

(7)Artist Talk & Discussion: Around the exhibition
July 10, 2022
The forest facing a residential area in Nagafusa-cho, Hachioji City
Starring: Kenji Ide, Ayae Kamiya, Tomoaki Sakaguchi, An Art User Conference

(8)Tour & Conference 3: Discovery of Museums(Collage, Camouflage and dis/cover)
July 17, 2022
The forest facing the residential area of Nagafusa-cho, and the nearby burial mounds and shops, Hachioji City, Tokyo
Starring: Masahiro Satsuka, Tatsuhiko Togashi, Mio Nakajima, Boat ZHANG

Second year
Website creation

Third year


An Art User Conference
An Art User Conference is an organization made up of artists and researchers. It organizes a range of exhibitions, conferences, publications and events related to art from the perspective of the “user,” a standpoint which differs from the existing orientation of artist, viewer, curator, and critic.


An Art User Conference