Exhibition period：18th Sep. - 18th Oct. 2020
Exhibition venue：former Junpu Elementary School
[609-1 Kakimoto, Omiya Hanayacho-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8357]
Closed: Tue. Wed (open on national holidays)
10 finalists will be selected among the candidates and be
invited to show work in the former Junpu Elementary School.
The winner will be invited to participate in the next edition of
KYOTOGRAPHIE, holding a solo show with the
support of ¥500,000 from the festival.
KG＋ SELECT Artists
Huang Yu Hsiu
Chan Kai Chun
Various exhibitions at locations throughout Kyoto,
including solo shows, group shows, and cultural projects
organised by galleries/museums/schools, etc.
Started in 2013, KG＋ is an open-entry art festival dedicated to discovering and fostering new talents among international photographers. As a satellite event of the annual KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival, KG＋ serves as a platform for Japanese as well as international artists seeking connection with other active professionals, including curators, and gallerists from around the world. KG＋ strives to create a participatory public outreach environment for visitors and local citizens with exhibitions and events held in various locations across Kyoto City. Including the Junpu Elementary School, along with other historical sites such as Kyoto-style Climbing Kiln and other vulnerable locations, these spaces encourage diverse creative expression for our participating artists. .
For our eighth edition in 2020, the “KG+ SELECT” program is back after its introduction last year. 10 units of participants are elected and are then invited to exhibit in the former Jumpu Elementary School. Towards the end of the festival period, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the KG+ 2020 Jury, who will be granted the opportunity to participate in the following year’s KYOTOGRAPHIE Main Programme with a solo exhibition.
Last year in Japan, anonymous threats made to art exhibits as well as government interference in the exhibition itself has alerted us once again to the fragility of freedom of expression in this country. Soon afterward, with the global spread of the Coronavirus pandemic this year, we go through / have gone through a continuing period in which the mere action of in-person gathering has to come to a halt. The social impact is widespread and unquestionable, among which we see/witnessed more and more artists and creatives alike sharing their works online as events were either canceled or delayed. It is in difficult times as such that KG+ endeavors to, in whatever ways possible, remaining a platform for creatives to stimulate a constructive dialogue with audience across generations. We look forward to building together a future in which creativity is never undermined.
KG+ expresses our heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
While KG+ 2020 is postponed until autumn, the"KG+ 2020 SPRING" webpage has now been released.
Changes to opening hours are possible, please refer to current information to avoid disappointment.
While it is likely this pandemic will remain a vivid page in the contemporary history of mankind, we pray that the world will soon recover and be back on our feet.
KG＋ executive office
KG＋2019 Award Gran prix
Box Lunch is Ready
福島 あつし | Atsushi Fukushima
Former Junpu Elementary School
Number of venues：63
Number of exhibitions：96
Number of visitors：approx.135,000