There will be six SIAF2024 venues in Sapporo.
The exhibition program takes you on a journey spanning 200 years, 1924–2124,
as you go around venues with different concepts.
(Last updated February 14, 2023 / additional artists and venues to be announced in October)
*The following images are reference images of the artwork of SIAF2024 participants.
(Higashi 1-chome Theater)
SIAF will take over the Higashi 1-chome Theater (formerly Hokkaido Shiki Theater), turning it into an enormous exhibition space called the “Future Theater” where you can look 100 years into the future.
Located at the heart of SIAF2024, the Future Theater will serve as a community that inspires visitors to think about the future 100 years ahead. It will also be a showcase of new works created under the theme of Last Snow and works that will be exhibited for the first time in Japan.
Curator: HOSOKAWA Asami (SIAF Manager)
Odori Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
SIAF Humanoid Project (KEISUUGIKEN, Hokkaido Performing Arts Foundation, Mayunkiki [SIAF Ainu Culture Coordinator])
Sapporo Snow Festival
Odori 2-chome Site
This Snow Festival site will be used as an experimental zone to explore through art how to live and enjoy winter in Sapporo going forward. This area will bring vitality to the experimental zone by introducing a large artwork and various projects for the enjoyment of a wide range of people.
Cooperation: Sapporo Snow Festival Executive Committee
Odori Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center
Start your journey to Last Snow (sub-theme: Where the Future Begins) at SCARTS, a hub that interconnects people, things, and events. SCARTS will provide information about SIAF and encourage visitors to experience the event with recommended travel routes. An exhibition on today's Sapporo and various programs will also be offered.
Kita 1-jo Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
The word “Fragile,” meaning “handle with care,” is printed on boxes containing artworks shipped from overseas to alert shippers and curators to handle them with care. Fragile objects in such boxes are breakable but manageable with care. They will certainly amaze those who open the boxes with something new. By linking the risks and hopes associated with fragile objects with the theme of Last Snow, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art will feature exhibits focusing on the century from 1924 to 2024.
Curator: NAKAMURA Seiji (Vice-director, Curator, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
Kita 1-jo Nishi 17-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Sapporo Art Museum
This venue aims to present an exhibition that reframes the past and future of Sapporo as a City of Media Arts, with the focus on Maywa Denki, a prolific art unit creating artworks and other products and giving performances. The exhibition will also include the elements that bring a comprehensive overview of Japanese media art.
Curator: SATO Kohei (Sub-section Chief of Museum Management, Sapporo Art Museum)
Exhibition period: December 16, 2023 – March 3, 2024
2-75, Geijutsunomori, Minami-ku, Sapporo
The vast snow-covered field in Moerenuma Park will become a project site for the creation of a new winter sport. Participants are invited to join in creating a new sport that incorporates technology, dance, music, and various other elements in addition to a prime local resource: abundant snow.
Curator: MIYAI Kazumi (Curator, Moerenuma Park)
Cooperation: Undokai Association
Moerenuma Koen 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo
During SIAF2024, an underground park will appear somewhere in city of Sapporo to reflect on the future of the city’s winter.
NoMaps was launched in 2016 as a major framework for industry-government-academia collaboration to create new value in Sapporo and Hokkaido. It hosts a festival every fall featuring technology, entertainment, and creativity.
somewhere in Sapporo