“TURN on the EARTH: I Am the Echo of the Earth”

2020.7.23 - 9.6

In addition to its activities in Japan, TURN has so far implemented projects in six countries worldwide (Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba and Poland). We are currently holding an exhibition “TURN on the EARTH: I Am the Echo of the Earth,” introducing the overseas activities developed alongside encounters with different communities and people.
The exhibition runs from Thursday (public holiday), 23 July through Sunday, September 6 at The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Using transparent hanging fabric dividers in 21 colors, the whole exhibition room at the venue is partitioned into ten resonant spaces showcasing works by ten artists who participated in TURN’s projects overseas.
In addition to presenting works produced by the artists, in communities they interacted with and exhibition spaces overseas, this exhibition also features material collected from online participatory programs and new works created by DOOR* project students and public participants.

Participating artists
Yasuaki Igarashi / Sachie Takiguchi / Tomoko Iwata / Daisuke Nagaoka / Kentaro Onishi / Ryuichi Ono / Naoko Nakamura / Moeko Tokumoto / Kazuya Matsuhashi / Taro Takaoka / Yoon Huh / Shogo Nunoshita / Mai Sone

*DOOR (Diversity on the Arts Project)
A project organized by Tokyo University of the Arts for developing creative talent to support “a society where diverse people can coexist” under the theme of “art x welfare.” Launched in 2017 with the aim of creating a new approach to art for the future.

Exhibition period: Thursday (public holiday), July 23 – Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:00 – 17:00 (admission up to 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Mondays, Tuesday, August 11 *The the museum will be open on Monday (public holiday) August 10
Venue: Exhibition rooms 3, 4, Main Building, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
Admission: Free
*As a preventive measure against coronavirus, we are limiting the number of visitors who can be admitted to the venue. Please see The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts website for details.
Contact: Hello Dial 03-5777-8600

Organized by Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), the nonprofit organization Art’s Embrace
In cooperation with The National University of Tres de Febrero; The Central University of Ecuador; The Wilfredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art (The 13th Havana Bienial office); The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław; The National Culture and Arts Foundation; The Cultural Taiwan Foundation; The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

TURN’s overseas activities are introduced through the application of AR(Augmented Reality) in each resonant space, in an experimental form of exhibition designed to give visitors a more immersive experience of interactions under the TURN. You can also enjoy a concurrent program being developed online giving an anytime anywhere interactive experience of the creative process for works on display.

We are also holding related online workshops which are open to all.Come join us!
□ Ongoing online workshop “Echo of the Earth gathering place”

Publication *Update on April 1st, 2021.
To coincide with the exhibition, we published a compilation of overseas activities under the TURN Interactive Program from 2016 through 2019.

TURN on the EARTH: I Am the Echo of the Earth: A story of people in art and the sleeping Earth breathing in harmony
Supervision, pictures and text: Katsuhiko Hibino
Published by: Geidai Press
Please see here for details

You can download English and Spanish PDF versions of the book from the following:



10 minutes walk from Ueno Station (Park exit)

Keisei Line

10 minutes walk from Ueno Station (main exit)

Tokyo Metro

10 minutes walk from Nezu Station (Exit 1) on the Chiyoda Line
15 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Hibiya/Ginza Subway Lines (Exit 7)

*There is no parking available at the museum so please refrain from coming by car.
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