About Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial Exhibition

The world of printmaking—a unique, rich method of artistic expression of transferring images with plates—while developing with unique characteristics by country or region, has evolved to incorporate reciprocal influences resulting in the diverse histories and techniques that exist in printmaking today.

Tama Art University has organized Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial since 1995 with the aims of showing the world's latest contemporary prints and collecting scholarly data on materials, techniques, and expressions of printmaking. Taking advantage of an innate characteristic of printmaking, the project began from the idea that "any applicant can participate in this exhibition from anywhere in the world by sending a print by mail", with the size prescribed as within 20 cm x 25 cm. This event has come to draw great attention as an art university organized international open exhibition.

With the advancements in technical progress, the concept of printmaking has been greatly expanded. As part of Tama Art University's on going endeavor to make the Japanese art scene more international and broaden the role of art in contemporary society, we hope that this internationals election of 327 works will not only provide enjoyment, but will contribute towards the promotion of creative, academic and social activities worldwide.

Administrative Committee, The Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial