ITOCHU Announces New Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE The 2nd Art Project Exhibition of the Tokyo Metropolitan Schools for Special Needs Education “My Color, My Shape, My Shine”
December 22, 2016
ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in the CI Plaza, a commercial facility situated next to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Headquarters, in October 2012, aspiring to encourage the next generation, contribute to the community and promote art and culture in Japan and abroad as part of its social contribution activities. A number of exhibitions have since been held in the space.
In cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education (hereinafter “Board of Education”), the ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will hold the 2nd Art Project Exhibition, titled “My Color, My Shape, My Shine,” of the Tokyo Metropolitan Schools for Special Needs Education (hereinafter “Schools for Special Needs”). The exhibition will be held as an opportunity to showcase works created by students with superior artistic talent who attend the Schools for Special Needs.
The Board of Education has been promoting art education to discover and further develop the artistic talent of each student attending the Schools for Special Needs. Following last year, this Art Project Exhibition will be held to introduce the superb talents of the students to a wider audience and to promote understanding of the disabled and their arts. This Exhibition will exhibit 50 artworks in a diversity of themes, selected from among 830 entries received from students enrolled in 58 Schools for Special Needs and reviewed and judged in cooperation with the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.
ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE has held numerous exhibitions to support people with disabilities. We hope you will visit and see the splendid artworks and feel the personality and sensibility expressed by students of the Schools for Special Needs.
The 2nd Art Project Exhibition of the Tokyo Metropolitan Schools for Special Needs Education“My Color, My Shape, My Shine”
|Sponsor||Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education|
|Cooperation||Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Fine Arts|
|Period||Monday, February 20 to Monday, March 6, 2017
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
|Venue||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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