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12 Jun 2014

Grand Opening Party for AAF 2014



Grand Opening Party for AAF 2014!
 

With people from AAF participating art projects throughout Japan getting together, the grand opening party for this year will be jointly held with Sumida River Art Project 2014 at Sumida Riverside Hall located right next to Asahi Art Square.
Please enjoy “Edo food” served by “Sumida River Mono Koto Market” at the venue decorated with big colorful Froshiki wrapping cloths made by Project Fukushima!
“SRAP x Sumida River Mono Koto Market---Edo Food Tour---” will be rolled out this summer.  During the period of SRAP (14 Jun-31 Jul), dishes connected with “Edo Food Culture” will be served at 12 premises along the Sumida River.  You can enjoy encounter with the food and art from Edo era and the present time.  At the opening party, a variety of Edo food including the dishes from the premises and other special menu only for the party will be ready for you.
In addition, shows by volunteers from the AAF participating art projects will be performed.
A guest who is not related to AAF or SRAP is also very welcome.  Please feel free to drop in!
 

[Outline]
Grand Opening Party for Asahi Art Festival (AAF) 2014
Opening Party for Sumida River Art Project (SRAP) 2014 “Enjoy Edo---Edo Food Culture”
 
Date: 18:00-20:00 (Open 17:30) 14 June 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Sumida Riverside Hall (2F Sumida Ward Offce, 1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Charge: Free (1 drink free)
Food served by: Sumida Mono Koto Market
Supported by: Project Fukushima!
 
◎Asahi Art Festival (AAF) 2014
Hosted by: AAF Network Executive Committee
Co-sponsored by: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Assisted by: Asahi Group Arts Foundation
 
◎Sumida River Art Project (SRAP) 2014
Hosted by: Sumida Art Project Executive Committee, Asahi Group Arts Foundation
Co-hosted by: Asahi Art Square, Sumida City, AAF Network Executive Committee
Co-sponsored by: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
Planning support: Association for Corporate Support of the Arts



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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