In partnership with Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the nonprofit organization Art’s Embrace, Arts Council Tokyo will hold the three-day TURN Fes from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6, 2016.
TURN Fes is part of TURN, the Leading Project being undertaken as the lead-in to the “Cultural Programme” for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Launched in FY2015, TURN is an art project that will bring people of different backgrounds together, generating a variety of uniquely individual encounters and artistic expressions, with guidance provided by General Supervisor Katsuhiko Hibino.
As well as a conference with a diverse array of guests, the first TURN Fes will feature an exhibition of works and performances produced as a result of the Exchange Program, in which 13 artists are meeting and working with people with disabilities and young people facing various challenges in their lives. This three-day festival will offer the chance for individuals, with all their different backgrounds and customs, to enjoy, deepen, and share encounters.
A full press release is available here.
Three Days to Experience and Enjoy Brand New Encounters. TURN Fes to be held from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6, 2016