In the summer, a solo exhibition will be held in Tokyo. It’s still quite early, but I’m announcing the event as the dates have been fixed recently. It will be held during summer vacation, so I would be delighted if you can plan in advance and come even if you live far away. Details to be announced.
“Atsushi Watanabe’s Solo Exhibition”
Period: August 4–27, 2017
Venue: Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery
（February 14, 2017）
A video of “Breakthrough, Emotional scars shine in the future, contemporary artist Atsushi Watanabe” that aired on NHK Educational TV last year.
“Breakthrough, Emotional scars shine in the future, contemporary artist Atsushi Watanabe”/ Japanese Only
(This recorded video is not officially released by NHK.)
NHK website / Japanese Only
An interview by “BIJUTSUTECHO” (web). It was published in two parts. Part 1 mainly discusses the project “Tell me your emotional scars” (2016–). Part 2 deals with how I stopped being a hikikomori, my childhood, how I became an artist, my future, and my meeting with Makoto Aida.
This exhibition has ended.
This autumn, Atsushi Watanabe will exhibit new projects at an art event in Koganecho, Yokohama.
"Koganecho Bazaar 2016 - Asian life"
Period: 2016/10/01 (Thursday) - 11/06 (Sunday)
Venue: Elevated studio between Keikyu Line "Nichinomi-cho Station" and "Koganecho Station", surrounding studio, existing store, outdoor, others
"Koganecho Bazaar 2016" Website Japanese / English
■Call for submissions! “Tell me your emotional scars”
Call for submissions! Please share your stories about your emotional scars. I’m working on a project to capture a range of people’s emotional scars through my artwork. Any anonymous submissions are welcome.
"Tell me your emotional scars" project
"In 2011, just 1 month before the Great East Japan Earthquake. I was a hikikomori inside my room."
Cement, resin, "Kin-tsugi" and paints
(April 27, 2016)
■ I joined the "Artist Guild"
I joined the "Artist Guild".
--Artists’ Guild is a social experiment launched by artists that explores new possibilities of art support. At the core of its operation, AG manages a video equipment sharing system. Our aim is to reduce financial costs of the practical stages of artistic practice, namely art production and exhibitions; generate jobs; and facilitate active art production through an experimental support system specifically for art making. (Quoted from ARTISTS' GUILD's website)
(March 1, 2016)