National Schools for the Blind Student Works Exhibition "Things We Made 2007"

Gallery TOM

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"Things We Made" is an exhibition of works made by students at schools for the blind and visually impaired that was started by this gallery in 1985. Originally it was held as a contest with well known sculpture artists and architects as the judging panel. The exhibition was critically acclaimed at a time when art education was characterized by occlusion, and it also went far in introducing the idea that art and the visually impaired are not necessarily unrelated.

The world has changed since then, as have the works in the "Things We Made" exhibition. Tense environments for schools for the visually impared can easily be imagined from the troubles that Japanese education is facing nowadays. However, there are many teachers and students of these schools that are enthusiastic about creative work. This exhibition aims to introduce the works themselves and the warm and sometimes strict environment that they were created in.

Lecture: August 4th, 18:30-
There will be a display of books developed for the visually impaired and a lecture by Professor Fabio Levi of the University of Turin, "A Guide to Seeing by Touch."
Location: Kodomo-no-shiro 3F studio
Fee: ¥1500
Please reserve a spot by sending a complete application form by fax or sending an e-mail to tom@gallerytom.co.jp.

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From 2007-07-27 To 2007-08-26

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