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Corsica, France

​​Japanese Today's Visual Art Exhibition in Corsica-France


The Municipal Theater of Bastia

July 17, to 26, 2016


Japanese Today's Visual Art Exhibition in Corsica-France



Corsica, a territorial collectivity of France and an island in the west part of the Mediterranean Sea, located in the west of the Italian peninsula.


Known as home of Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica is the fourth biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, which is close to the Italian Peninsula despite French territory , and its beauty attracts a lot of tourists every year.



The port of Bastia in Corsica island, the subject of this painting, is the most principal port of France in the Mediterranean Sea and is used by more than 20 million tourists every year.


It is said that  it was about 6,000 BC when people began to live in Corsica island, and the ancestors made a living by keeping animals such as goats and sheep in this rich nature.


There was a time when Corsica had been ruled by Roman Empire for about 1000 years since BC.


Corsica had a suffering history of an oppression by the advancing city-state Genova in 12th century, however, winning a war of independence and establishing a nation in 1755, and later it became one of the French territories in 1768.



Influenced by a long control of Genova, even though Corsica is a French territory, there still remains Medieval streetscape which reminiscents of some Italian old city, and because of its historical landscape and taste, it is selected as "a city of art and history" of France.


The 48th Japanese Contemporary Arts Exhibition in Corsica 2016 was held from June 17th to June 26th at the Municipal Theater of Bastia, as well as the Culture Center of Alb’Oru, San-Giuliano and Ventiseri, located on the east coast of Corsica. In total, 252 original works of art from 173 Japanese artists were displayed. 


The 48th Japanese Contemporary Arts Exhibition in Corsica 2016
Exhibition:June 17 to 26, 2016
Exhibition venue:Théâtre Municipal /Alb’Oru / San-Giuliano/ Ventiseri
Organizer:Club des amis de l'europe et des arts(C.A.E.A)
Collaboration:JIAS(Japan International Artists Society) / NEPU(Nouvelle Écoke de Paris UKIYO-É)
Support:City of Bastia,City of San-Giuliano,City of Ventiseri,Embassy of Japan in France


Since the first exhibit in Paris in 1975, this event has been held in over 100 cities and over 25 countries. So far, it has been held in the United States, Canada, Chili, Cuba, Mexico, China, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland plus several others. The number of works that are presented are approximately 250 every year and in recent years, local attendance to the exhibition has been estimated to be between 12,000 to 20,000 people.

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