The role of art is to pose questions to society. Once society notices the questions posed by art, it regards them as social issues and starts to
work on resolving them. TURN takes the process from this starting point through to implementation and turns it into an art project.
Drawing upon art’s characteristic quality of seeking value in that which is different from others, TURN undertakes four programs that create encounters between diverse people, transcending differences in attributes and background, including disability, age, gender, nationality, and living environment.
People across the globe face greater challenges than ever today, despite the work carried out, technological advances achieved, and various methods devised in pursuit of greater affluence. In the midst of all this, we have decided to focus on things that have hitherto gone unnoticed, selecting the word TURN as a symbol of acquiring the willingness to learn about these things, and transmitting this message both within Japan and overseas.
【2017】ARTS COUNCIL TOKYO CREATIVE FILE 2017.2.25 ON AIR［TURNフェス