Message from JCC


I am delighted to invite eight promising artists both from Japan and Singapore with their exhibited works to the Japan Creative Centre (JCC) as part of Project6581.

In accordance with JCC’s theme “Innovation and Tradition”, this exhibition Parallel Perception & Counter Connection serves to further enhance cultural awareness of Japanese and Singaporeans by displaying the creative works of these eight budding artists with diverse backgrounds.

I sincerely hope that this exhibition will encourage more Japanese and Singaporeans to have a deeper perception of and interest in art and culture.

Since its opening in 2009, JCC has been committed to introducing Japanese culture to Singaporeans and fostering cultural interactions between the two countries. JCC will continue to collaborate with educational and cultural institutions in Singapore to support exchanges and assist young artists, with a focus in five priority areas: art, anime or manga, architecture, design, and fashion.

I would like to express my appreciation to INSTINC and Youkobo Art Space for organising this wonderful exhibition.

Once again, I wholeheartedly welcome the talented artists to JCC and wish them great success in Project6581. We look forward to future collaborations and continuous networking between Japan and Singapore.

Toshihide Ando
Director, Japan Creative Centre
Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister-Counsellor of Embassy of Japan in Singapore