This winter, Towada Art Center will inaugurate an unprecedented art school. Drawing on materials which are typical of Towada and the surrounding area, the new school will boldly adopt a system in which ticket holders (students) can enter the school freely, and anyone can exhibit their work.
Students with an all-access pass will be allowed to freely use open studios in the school and join any club activities that interest them. The art school will also invite artists who work in many fields to participate as club managers and will hold a wide range of events which will go beyond the realms of traditional art. The artworks created by the managers and students will be displayed and multiplied throughout the exhibition period.
The spatial layout of the school will be designed by the landscape editor Hachijuro Fujimori, a fictional character based in Towada. He will act as the principal of the Super Liberal Art School and will blog about the daily activities of his students. He will also work on the school’s landscape.
The club activities born from this school will eventually spread across Towada city. The school will treat Towada Art Center as a catalyst that has the potential to expand throughout the city and bring people together. It is up to you whether you will remain just a visitor or join in as a student and get directly involved in the school!