AAF News RSS

Share

12 Jun 2014

Grand Opening Forum for ASAHI ART FESTIVAL 2014



Grand Opening Forum for ASAHI ART FESTIVAL 2014

“Why do we launch art projects and try to keep them going on?”
 

ASAHI ART FESTIVAL (AAF) consists of small organizations which make an approach through art in order to change the society into an easy place to live, with citizens who take actions voluntarily.
Looking back 13 years of AAF which has undergone various changes, it abound with episodes such as “you found yourself deeply involved in an art project as a member before you know” and “you found delight in expressing yourself with bright smiles.”
 
A society cannot change immediately.
However, by keeping an art project going on, it is changing little by little.
 
At this forum, we are going to talk over potentials of art projects as “soft power to change local communities” as well as the future cultivated by a network, inviting a guest from Malaysia.
 

[Outline]
Grand Opening Forum for Asahi Art Festival 2014
“Why do we launch art projects and try to keep them going on?”
 
Date: 14:00-17:00 (Open 13:30), 14 June 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Asahi Art Square (Super Dry Hall 4F, 1-23-1 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Charge: free (Please order a drink)
*Consecutive interpretation service is available.
 
Panelists:
Yeoh Lian Heng (Artisit/Art coordinator based in Malaysia)
Zuru Kageyama (ART LAB OVA)
Chihiro Nakadaira (N Project Executive Committee)
 
Commentator:
Masanori Oda/Illcommonz (Contemporary artist/ Cultural anthropologist/ Media activist)
 
Facilitator:
Torao Osawa (Art and Cultural Projects, NLI Research Institute)

Hosted by: AAF Network Executive Committee
Co-sponsored by: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Assisted by: Asahi Group Arts Foundation