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Alex Verhaest wins New Face Award at Japan Media Arts Festival
Alex Verhaest, recently a RU resident, has just won the New Face Award in the Visual Arts section of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival for her past video installation: Temps mort / Idle times - dinner scene
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media- from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. For the 18th festival, we received a number of 3,853 works from 71 countries and regions. The Japan Media Arts Festival is clearly continuing to evolve into an international festival. Award-winning works are exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs which aims to promote the creation, development and understanding/awareness/appreciation of Media Arts.