Tokyo Graphic Passport 2015 in New York

Tokyo Graphic Passport in NY opens by a presentation.

Tokyo Graphic Passport is a series of events organized by +81 to bring prominent Japanese artists and designers who have garnered national and international recognition under the limelight on the global stages of New York City, Paris, Bangkok etc. This year the conference will be presented in collaboration with the Design and Advertising Department at School of Visual Arts. We aim to introduce and fortify conversations on contemporary Japanese art and design cultures to the wider and cosmopolitan audiences. The underlying concept that unifies the diverse participants and audience is the acute aesthetic sensibility regardless of creative genres.

『+81』が主宰する、世界からさまざまなジャンルのトップ・クリエイターを招き、多彩なプログラムを展開するクリエイティヴ・イベント「Tokyo Graphic Passport」。これまでに ワシントンやパリ、バンコクなど、世界各地で開催され、今年はNYのアート/デザイン学校 School of Visual Artsとのコラボレーションにより、SVA Theatre内にあるBeatrice Theatreで行なわれます。日本の現代アートやデザイン・カルチャーを多角的に紹介すると共に、創作活動に関心をもつ世界中のオーディエンスと日本のクリエイティヴ・シーンを繋ぐ機会を創造します。


3 artists and designers; Asami Kiyokawa, Kohei Nawa, Masashi Kawamura, who are on the forefront of the creative scene will give their presentations at School of Visual Arts. The panelists will discuss their work processes, inspirations, ideas and aesthetics. This will be a rare opportunity to engage with the behind-the-scenes ideas on the celebrated projects such as "PixCell" series, "Female Beauty Collection," "Techne: Visual Workshop," and more; all with distinctive styles and unique expressions. The panelists have won distinguished awards including Adobe Cutting Edge Award, Cannes Design Lion Gold, Best Debutante Award, Umehara Awards/Kirin Art Awards and others. Tokyo Graphic Passport will serve as a platform for cultural exchanges on the topic of visual communication.

日本のクリエイティヴ・シーンを牽引する清川あさみ、名和晃平、川村真司の3名を招き、School of Visual Artsにてプレゼンテーションを開催。それぞれの制作スタイルやユニークな表現方法、作品制作におけるワーク・プロセス、インスピレーション源、アイデアの創出、個々の美意識についてディスカッションを行ないます。清川あさみの“美女採集”や名和晃平の“PixCell”、川村真司の“テクネ:映像の教室”といった、彼らの代表作が創出された舞台裏を知ることができる貴重な機会となっています。Tokyo Graphic Passportは、ヴィジュアル・コミュニケーションの役割や魅力を伝えるだけではなく、クリエイティヴな文化交流の場になることを目指しています。

3.19.2015 THU 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Asami Kiyokawa
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Masashi Kawamura
8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Kohei Nawa
9:15 p.m. – Q&A

SVA Theatre
Free (Advance Reservation Required)

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.



  • Asami Kiyokawa


  • Masashi Kawamura

    Creative Director / Founder of Party

  • Kohei Nawa



+81, a creative magazine distributed among approximately 30 countries around the world, has been hosting creative conference Graphic Passport since 2009. At every Graphic Passport, we invite leading creators from various fields to be part of the program. The events have received acclaim not only for the quality but also the volume and range of events including conferences, exhibitions, portfolio viewings, and workshops being held. Graphic Passport has been held at various venues such as the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. (2010), Centre George Pompidou in Paris (2011), National Center for the Performance Arts in Mumbai (2012), Senac in Sao Paolo (2012). In 2013, it was held in Tokyo with the theme of typographic art from the creators featured in +81 magazine, and in 2014 Graphic Passport was held in New York and Bangkok.

世界30カ国に流通しているクリエティヴ・マガジン『+81』が、2009年から世界中のさまざまなジャンルのトップ・クリエイターを招集し、カンファレンス、エキジビション、ポートフォリオ・ヴューイング、ワークショップなど、質の高い多彩なプログラムを展開するクリエイティヴ・イベントが「Tokyo Graphic Passport」です。東京をはじめ、米国・ワシントンのスミソニアン美術館(2010年)、フランス・パリの国立ポンピドゥーセンター(2011年)、米国・NYのNew York University内IRIS & B.GERALD CANTOR / FILM CENTER(2014年)、タイ・バンコクのThailand Creative & Design Center(2014年)など、世界各所で毎年開催しています。また、インド・ムンバイのNational Center for the Performance ArtsとサンパウロのSenac University (2012年)では写真に特化した「Photographic Passport」や、2013年のタイポグラフィーをテーマにした「Typographic Passport」を東京・DAIKANYAMA T-SITEで行なっています。


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