J-ART

Weaving Connections Through Art

Aired: May. 30, 2019

TURN is a socially inclusive art project lead by Katsuhiko Hibino of the Tokyo University of Arts that aims to integrate art and social welfare. This segment showcases the project’s activities heading toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Japanese artist Yasuaki Igarashi working on an art piece with autistic children in Lima, Peru
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During the TURN exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Katsuhiko Hibino, artist and dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

Viewers’ Voice

This segment was a welcome addition to the different elements that constitute the program. Personally, I loved hearing Katsuhiko Hibino talk about art created by children with autism. This segment comprised of hope and positivity. I hope this continues to be a regular segment on CATCH JAPAN.

From India

It is very interesting to see people in care facilities in collaboration with local communities and artists. What is more interesting is that these activities are carried out abroad. This adds to the social value of the activity. I look forward to the project's activities towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From Indonesia

I especially liked the establishing shots of the exhibition and later of Sao Paulo. It was amazing to meet Yasuaki Igarashi and learn of his work with the children. I absolutely love the metaphor bound up in the thread and the way in which it comes together to form something extraordinary.

From the Netherlands

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