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The Arts of Dissent: Art and Democracy


Image Designed by: Rika Nakashima

We are pleased to announce “The Arts of Dissent: Art and Democracy” + “Masking/Unmasking Death,” a special exhibition of Tokyo Geidai AAI (Asian Art Initiative). to be held May 1-10 at Chenretsukan Gallery.

In this issue, we would like to inform you about the exhibition, “The Arts of Dissent: Art and Democracy.”

The Arts of Dissent: Art and Democracy

Dates: 5/1 (Sun) – 5/10 (Tue), from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm Venue: Chinretsukan Gallery 1F, The University Art Museum, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts Organizers: Tokyo University of the Arts Global Support Center – Tokyo Geidai Asia Art Initiative (AAI), Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts Yoshitaka Mori Lab. Director: Yoshitaka Mori (Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)








■Participant Artist A3BC (Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear and Arts of Block-print Collective) Pei-Chi Kuo Ilya Yerashevich Sepideh Hashemi Rika Nakashima


■Screening Noisey – Music by VICE《Punk Rock vs. Sharia Law – Music World – Episode 5》2014(Producer/Host Milène-Larsson, Director/Camera-Grant Armour, Fixer /Co-Host-Kartika Jahja)


■Project Kounosuke Kawakami Ness Roquet Chunting Yang (collaborator: Yu Shan Ke)





<Symposium / Workshop / Performance> Events will be held with the artists in parallel to the exhibition.

●Open Seminar Joint Open Seminar organized by Professor Yoshitaka Mori and Dr.Tomoko Shimizu Research Group, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

“Peace, Democracy, and Art: Think of Art through the Ukrainian Situation”

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 15:00-17:00 Place: Chinretsukan Gallery 1F Guest Speaker: Yoshio Shirakawa (Artist) Moderator: Yoshitaka Mori (Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts), Tomoko Shimizu (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts) How to participate: Reception on the day of the event (priority given to students and faculty staff)

●Workshop

Installation Workshop by Sepideh Hashemi Date: Tuesday, May 3 Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery 1F Artist: Sepideh Hashemi Admission: Registration on the day (limited number available)





A3BC in Collaboration with Denpasar Kolekti <SOLIDARITAS>

A3BC Woodcut Workshop Date: Sunday, May 8, 13:00-17:00 Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery 1F Artist: A3BC members Admission: Free Admission: Registration on the day (limited number of seats available) ※Please bring any T-shirts or tote bags you would like to print on. Only black ink will be used.








●Performance

Performance by Ilya Yerashevich Date: Tuesday, May 3, 14:00-15:00 Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery 1F Artist: Ilya Yerashevich Admission: Registration on the day (limited number available)


●Film Screening

“The Kingmaker” (2019, Philippines, 100 min) Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Date: Saturday, May 7, 15:00-18:00 Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretsukan Gallery 1F Moderator: Ness Roquet (PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts) Guest Speaker (Online): Dakila (NGO, Philippines) Admission: Online Registration (priority given to students and faculty staff)

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