This art exhibition utilizing local childcare facilities was held the year before last and then again last year. This year, under the theme ‘anyone can express themselves creatively,’ the exhibition featured a variety of works not limited to the conventional frameworks of adults or children, people with and without disabilities, professionals or amateurs.
Through the exhibition, organizers aimed to create an opportunity to think together with local citizens about what art is and what diversity is.
Organizers also held events such as workshops, performances by participating artists, and open-to-the-public sessions by artists at work to generate natural interest in the exhibition. Moreover, in consideration of visitor diversity the venue was designed in a ‘barrier-free’ way, captions to works were provided for children, etc.
Planned/organized by: Hokuto Narikiyo
Participating artists: Takashi Enomoto, OTTI, Kimiko Nishimoto, Katsuki Nogami, Katsuki Nogami & Taiki Watai, BIEN, Tatsuo Horiuchi, Citizen Artists (Participants of the Hokuto Narikiyo project Tsukiichi Workshop Let’s Make Watashi Flag (My Own Flag) !)
Established in 2015 with the aim of demonstrating the social usefulness of art and artists. All members are young artists and creators with a background of specialist education at art college who undertake their professional interests and directions separately. Based in the Tokyo metropolitan area of Tama, the group develops art projects, art and design workshops, exhibitions, etc.
Director: Hokuto Narikiyo, born in Osaka Prefecture in 1986. In recent years his work has concentrated on the concept of creating art-focused environments and events, such as art project planning, as a new form of expression.
Representative Hokuto Narikiyo
Tachikawa-shi Kodomomirai Center 2F, 3-2-26,
Nishikicho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0022 (Tachikawa Office)
Miyadera building 2F, Kokubunji-shi, 2-12-1, Honcho, Kokubuji-shi, Tokyo 185-0012(Kokubunji Studio)
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Tachikawa-shi Kodomomirai Center, Tachikawa City, Japan