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TURN Fes 3 will take place over three days, from Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2017, bringing together TURN participants from each region for an exhibition of work, workshops and talk sessions, and various unique programs.

We want to start offering accessibility services that enable people to do ordinary things easily, regardless of disability or impairment.
Taking place for the third time, this year’s festival brings together TURN initiatives from each region, showcasing the fruits of ongoing exchange visits by artists to facilities providing support to people with disabilities and communities of people requiring social support. The expressive works exhibited are the product of the relationships forged by those artists with the people who use these places and the people who support them.
In addition, we plan to enhance accessibility by such means as traveling with people who find it difficult to get to the venue due to physical disabilities and the like, introducing the use of various technologies and devising other strategies tailored to those people’s specific attributes, and providing communicator guides to show people around the venue. Working with artists and partner facilities, we will spend three days creating the kind of diverse interactions that have come to be synonymous with TURN. Come along and experience it for yourself!

[Interactive Programs (all day)]
Performance art work: A Square of Light Emi Tomizuka + Madame Bonjour JohnJ
Kaze Aruki – Chu ni Noboru Kentaro Onishi + KOMONE FUKUSHIEN

[TURN Tour]
These tours will take place several times each day, led by TURN project members and staff. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes. There is no need to apply in advance — just show up and take part.

Please note that speakers and program content may change without notice. For the latest information, please visit the official Facebook page for TURN.


*Accessibility service available such as Japanese Sign Language Interpretation and speech-to-text support.
*This event will be conducted in Japanese.

Friday, August 18

11:00-11:30 TURN Tour (1)
14:00-14:30 TURN Tour (2)
14:30-15:30 TURN in BIENALSUR Pre-departure Talk
Katsuhiko Hibino, Tomoko Iwata
15:00-15:30 TURN Tour (3)
16:30-17:00 Atsuki Takamoto & ASAHIGAWASO: Interactive Program Public Meeting
17:30-18:30 Joint talk hosted by Tatsushi Takizawa & Satsuki Imai
Experiences From the Front Lines of Truancy and Social Withdrawal: Creating Multiple Options in Society
Kageki Asakura (Shure University), Makoto Sato (the nonprofit organization Gunma Youth Support Net, Alice Garden), Tatsushi Takizawa, Satsuki Imai
18:30-19:00 TURN Tour (4) 
19:00-20:30 Considering New Forms of Learning
Fumihiko Sumitomo (Director, Arts Maebashi), Katsuhiko Hibino

*Due to extended opening for special exhibitions, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will be open until 21:00 on this date.

Saturday, August 19

10:00–17:00 Yoshikazu Yamagata’s coconogacco in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (1)
The opening will include special coconogacco lessons and review sessions.
11:00–11:30 TURN Tour (1)
13:00–15:00 Workshop: Opening up TURN LAND
Facilitator: Yoshiaki Nishimura
Shure University, Harmony, Atelier La Mano, and others
13:30–14:00 TURN Tour (2)
14:00-15:00 Walking with【Mé】(1)
Savor the Spirit of TURN FES 3 with 【Mé】
15:30–16:00 TURN Tour (3)
16:00–17:00 Program organized in association with Satsuki Imai: Looking Back at APDEC
Satsuki Imai, Shure University

Sunday, August 20

10:00-17:00 Yoshikazu Yamagata’s coconogacco in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2)
11:00-12:00 Accessibility Meeting
Exploring the intersection of accessibility and expression, focusing on a diverse array of disability characteristics
Facilitators: Masataka Baba and others
11:30-12:00 TURN Tour (1)
13:00-13:30 TURN Tour (2)
13:30-16:30 Daisuke Yamashiro: Sensory Media Laboratory (SML) project
Kick-off Forum
A talk event in which people with visual impairment, artists, and researchers will take a fresh approach to considering perception and the five senses
Speakers: Mitsuko Iwata (Tenyaku Fureai ehon), Mika Fukumori (Ototenji), Asa Ito (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Daisuke Yamashiro
14:00-15:00 Walking with【Mé】(2)
15:30-16:00 TURN Tour (3)
15:30−16:15 Program organized in association with Satsuki Imai
Satsuki Imai, Students from Shure University, OBOG, staff
16:30-17:15 TURN FES 3 Closing Talk
Speakers: Katsuhiko Hibino, Tsukasa Mori, Riko Okuyama


Project Coordination Division, Arts Council Tokyo


LBF Citizen’s Gallery 1 and 2, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno-Park Taito- ku, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the nonprofit organization Art's Embrace