poster for TURN Chakai

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Turn chakai, the Tea Ceremony of the TURN project, is an international meeting platform where Tokyo University of the Arts meets its overseas partner institutions with the objective of “questioning the earth and humanity with art.” No actual tea will be served in the “chakai” (tea ceremony). Instead, we offer a space where both parties can exchange their own feelings, just like an old-style tea ceremony room, spending a moment together to create something by hand or to share their thoughts. In the exhibition hall, 12 bamboo structures represent the tea ceremony rooms (chashitsu). In the center chashitsu, dialogues between faculty members at Tokyo University of the Arts and partner institutions who attend online (International Exchange Chakai) will take place. The other 11 chashitsu are the exhibition and workshop spaces for introducing the TURN overseas programs (workshop chashitsu). Artists who took part in the past programs will conduct workshops for visitors. The floor of the hall is filled with cardboard and visitors can freely glue pieces of blue paper on them that will become like an ocean. In this way, each chashitsu will be connected with the sea, so that the whole exhibition will make a unique landscape. Anyone can participate in the activities.




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