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Ryoichi Kurokawa, rheo: 5 horizons, 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and cimatics)

Ryoichi Kurokawa, rheo: 5 horizons, 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and cimatics)

Preview: Japan Media Arts Festival (HMKV)

Since 1997, the Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) combines current pieces of media art with the newest developments in Japanese pop culture. Every year it awards the best works in the fields of art, entertainment, animation and manga. They are presented in a large exhibition in Tokyo which is on show in other cities of the world afterwards. After Beijing (2002), Shanghai (2007), Singapore (2008), Vienna (2009) and Istanbul (2010) the Dortmunder U will be the new location for the Japan Media Arts Festival. Visitors experience interactive installations, games, photographs, comics, music, anime and a film programme.

The programme of the JMAF DO11 covers all the different areas in the Dortmunder U (exhibition spaces, the cinema, club and others) and presents diverse cultural disciplines like media art, animation, manga and video games as equivalent forms of expression of a global culture.

Following the exhibition Proto Anime Cut, the Japan Media Arts Festival is the second high point of a focus on Japanese contemporary art and culture in the current programme of the Dortmunder U.

Curated by: Stefan Riekeles (Les Jardins des Pilotes, Berlin)
Duration: 10th September – 2nd October 2011

Further Information:

44137 Dortmund

Phone: +49(0)231.50-24723


Tue + Wed 10:00 – 18:00 
Thu + Fri 10:00 – 20:00 
Sat + Sun 11:00 – 18:00 
Mon closed

Entrance Fees

Adults: 5,- Euros / 3,- Euros reduced

Free admission for children under 10.
Families: 10,- Euros (max. two adults und children under 18)
Groups: 40,- Euros / 20,- Euros reduced (10-25 persons)

Exhib. JMAF + Collection Museum Ostwall: 7,- Euros (4,- Euros reduced)
or JMAF + Proto Anime Cut: 7,- Euros (4,- Euros reduced)

Further Information...

Guided Tours

Each Thursday at 19:00 and each Sunday at 17:00 HMKV offers guided exhibition tours. (included in the admission)

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