World Event Young Artists (WEYA) is the first of its kind and will take place in Nottingham from 7 to 16 September 2012. This global event will showcase a selection of the best international creative talent, across a spectrum of artforms, in one city, providing an opportunity for 1000 artists from 100 nations to join together and share their creativity on an international platform.
The World Event will be a chance for international exchange on a global scale, bringing the city to life; it is as much about intercultural dialogue across political borders as it is about the practice of young artists.
This unique combination of factors will ensure an unforgettable experience for all who take part and its audiences. Its public programme and web resources will offer space for collaborative development, workshops, debates and symposiums across a mixture of structured and informal settings. Artists will take part in workshops and interactive engaging sessions which will be delivered by an exciting range of creative individuals and artform specialists, exclusively tailored for young artists of the 21st century.
This once in a lifetime event will thrive on discussion and collaboration with like minded artistic talents from across the globe and aims to encourage future partnerships.
World Event Young Artists 2012 is hosted by UK Young Artists and supported by Arts Council England,Cultural Olympiad East Midlands, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council.
More information about WEYA can be found here.
The Japanese artists taking part in WEYA are Naoki Miyasaka, Takumi Kato and Manabu Kanai.
Naoki studies the structure of space, and the relation between pieces and conditions of the site in which they are displayed, referring to minimalism. His artwork is presented with the hope of inspiring discussion with others.
Manabu views World Event Young Artists to be an opportunity for him to discover how people from different countries regard his work and viewpoint, and thorough international exchanges to find out about the viewpoints of other young artists around the world.
According to Takumi, “Art helps people. This is one of the functions of art. I live, I touch the world, and I do make something. The things people make are called ‘the art’. I leave artworks for the world as people who lived in the past have done.”
WEYA can be followed on Twitter: @WEYA2012
or Facebook: facebook.com/worldeventyoungartists
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be supporting WEYA.