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Emerging Encounters

TURN FES 2021 will offer encounters and interaction with artists through museum-based events such as exhibitions and movie screenings, as well as online programs rolled out on the website.

Our lives nowadays demand considerable change. We each respond to this change in a variety of ways. Even those who are confused by change may find pointers towards new promise and possibilities by adopting a TURN-like perspective.

Supervisor: Katsuhiko Hibino (Artist / Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and professor in the Department of Inter-media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Project Director: Tsukasa Mori (Project Coordination Division Program Director, Arts Council Tokyo)

TURN FES 6 organizers will take measures to prevent the spread of infection in line with the infection prevention guidelines of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

*Details of each program may be subject to change without notice. In addition, the event at this venue may be canceled if a state of emergency or restrictions on the holding of events is announced by the government or prefectural authorities.
*In order to avoid close contact, we are limiting the number of people who can enter the exhibition.
*This event will be conducted in Japanese.

TURN FES 6: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Exhibits resulting from collaborations between artists and various organizations will be displayed, as well as movie screenings and more, to enable visitors to get a deeper and increased understanding on accessibility and diversity issues.
As well as introducing the year-round activities from the TURN Interactive Program and TURN LAND, TURN FES will provide an opportunity to think about stratagems for sustainable activity, sharing our new approaches arising from TURN JOURNAL, published in response to social changes from 2020, and TURN Lab, a research lab collective of TURN conducted by artists and experts from various fields.

Tuesday, August 17 – Thursday, August 19 2021, 9:30 – 17:30
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

LBF Citizen’s Gallery 1 and 2, and auditorium, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007)


Akashi Ikawa, Katsuya Ise, Yasuaki Igarashi, Tomoko Iwata, Kentaro Onishi, Kimagure Yaoya Dandan, Atelier La Mano, Itabashi-ku Komone Fukushien (welfare facility), Daisuke Nagaoka, Harmony, Chikara Matsumoto, MACHEE DEF, Chiaki Yamamoto, I’m here project|Atsushi Watanabe, Emi Tomizuka, Shinya Sato, Tatsuya Honda, Eitaro Yamatsuta, Ryo Hashimoto, Keisuke Shimakage, Shinji Kajitani, Hiroshi Tamura, Sunao Maruyama, PARC, Tappei Noguchi, Satoko Mishina, and more

*Program details will be updated regularly on the official website.

TURN FES 6: Online Program

This program will offer a platform for encountering a variety of creative expressions and artists. As well as online workshops, diverse contents include participatory programs, photographs and video allowing audiences and participants to get involved from wherever they, giving people a taste of TURN’s activities and creative process.

Monday, July 19 – Sunday, September 5 2021

Online (TURN FES 2021 special website)

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Friday(National Holiday), July 23 – Monday(Holiday), August 9 2021,
10:00 – 18:00(Every Friday and Saturday until 20:00)
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed on Tuesdays

The National Art Center, Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 2E (2nd floor)


Yasuaki Igarashi, Sachie Takiguchi, Tomoko Iwata, Daisuke Nagaoka, Kentaro Onishi, Ryuichi Ono, Naoko Hayashi, Moeko Tokumoto, Kazuya Matsuhashi, Taro Takaoka, Yoon Huh, Shogo Nunoshita, Mai Sone

Institutions take part in the International exchange chakai and faculty from Tokyo University of the Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna ⇔ Seiichiro Miida
Central University of Ecuador ⇔ Katsuhiko Hibino
Silpakorn University ⇔ Mitsuko Okamoto, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Yusaku Imamura
The National University of Tres de Febrero ⇔ Katsuhiko Hibino
National University of Tucumán ⇔ Katsuhiko Hibino
University of the Arts London, The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Zurich University of the Arts (Shared Campus) ⇔ Yusaku Imamura and others
Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts ⇔ Haruya Kudo
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw ⇔ Michael W. SCHNEIDER
National Superior Autonomous School of Fine Arts of Peru ⇔ Katsuhiko Hibino
University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University ⇔ Sputniko!
Politecnico di Milano ⇔ Fumi Kashimura
University of Fine Arts Münster ⇔ Hotaro Koyama, Takeshi Hayashi


TURN Operation Headquarters
TEL:03-3824-9039 (10:00–17:15 excluding weekends and national holidays)
*During TURN FES 6: 080-9081-0171 (August 17, 18, and 19: 9:30 – 17:30)


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, The National Art Center, Tokyo, and online



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, Tokyo University of the Arts

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Tokyo University of the Arts; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture); the nonprofit organization Art's Embrace
Co-organized by
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games