"Look if you like, but you will have to leap" Exhibition
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As its inaugural exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda presents "Look if you like, but you will have to leap", an exhibition of 6 projects that reflect the overall objective of the arts centre in connecting art with community. The key feature of these projects is the creation of a new awareness towards civic engagement in local regions and the fostering of independent forms of organization for participants through an original "operating system".
The title "Look if you like, but you will have to leap" originates from the title of a short story by the Nobel Prize winner for literature Oe Kenzaburo. Leap means not to flounder in an enclosed world but to open the door to the outside and begin to step into a new territory. Rather than continuing with unconscious everyday activities, it demands a greater concern for and understanding of the wider world. This sentiment encapsulates the vision of 3331 Arts Chiyoda and is therefore a fitting title for its first show.
The artists participating in this exhibition will present projects that involve collaboration with residents of various local areas, engaging in creative activities that merge with the everyday. As participants in these projects, local residents are able to experience a leap from the trivial actions of the everyday - a leap that may be considered as art, ensuing a transformation that may spread like a wave and release the latent potential of the community.