A project of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, launched in 2017. Under the keyword jichi (autonomy), “Jichiku” opens up possibilities of all kinds, thereby creating a place filled with a premonition of “something” new about to be born.
In its first year, “Jichiku” escaped the exhibition venue format by presenting successive “Public Programs (PP)” of live performances, video screenings, talks, and workshops traversing the genres of music, movies, and theater. This it did primarily in the Museum’s Project Room annex.
Since 2018, an Artist in Residence program (AIR) has been added, thereby giving “Jichiku” two main pillars. The AIR program invites artists and creators to undertake research and art production while residing in Kanazawa. Currently the “Kanaiwa-Ono Art Project” is unfolding in the Kanaiwa and Ono districts, where a studio and house have been established as a base for AIR activities. Through “Niwa-bu (Lawn Division)” and “Machi-bu (Town Division)” Public Programs (PP), moreover, the project is promoting exchange and collaboration with the regional community, with the aim of inducing a stimulating chemical change in both artists and the region.