“TERATOTERA Festival 2013” is a large-scale exhibition event held near each of the stations along the JR Chuo Line between Koenji and Kichijoji Stations. Over a period of about two months starting in October 2013, a wide variety of events will take place, bringing out the unique charms of each area. Among the activities are a talk event involving neighborhood associations from around Japan, an art exhibition held on a department store rooftop, a video and dance performance set at an outdoor pool, and exhibitions using stores throughout the area as venues. This autumn, come to the festival of creative expression unfolding in the west of Tokyo.
Various locations along the JR Chuo Line
Oct 5 (Sat) – Nov 17 (Sun), 2013
The main theme of this year’s TERATOTERA Festival is “commit.“
It’s a word which encompasses the meanings “devote oneself“ and “connect.“
Now, a little over two and a half years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, what are we devoting ourselves to and what are we trying to connect with?
In developing art projects, we have been able to find a sense of belonging (commitment) to local areas and collectives.
Why are we now going beyond close relationships with family and friends and looking (committing) to the larger community? Why are many artists starting to go beyond self-expression and move towards building (committing to) relationships with others?
Together with the TERAKKO–the volunteer staff members who support this project–we hope to explore through TERATOTERA Festival the question of whether art functions as a medium to which we are committed in the true sense.
(TERATOTERA Festival 2013 General Director, Nozomu Ogawa)
TERATOTERA Office / Ongoing (General Incorporated Association)
Art Center Ongoing, 1-8-7 Kichijoji Higashi-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0002
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Ongoing (General Incorporated Association)