JAPAN FOUNDATION60TH ANNIVERSARY



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  • Exhibition
  • Symposium

Wall Art Festival 2012

Message from a Small Village

New Support Takes Shape

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Bihar is known as the poorest state in Northeast India. Indian and Japanese artists spend around 20 days there at the Niranjana School in Sujata Village, Bodh-Gaya, and produce Wall Art using the walls of the school building as canvas. In the process, the artists spend time with children there and conduct workshops for them.


The initiative aims to help resolve various issues confronting villages in India such as those regarding poverty, education, and employment through cultural and artistic exchange. The fruits of the effort have already started to emerge little by little, particularly through the creation of employment and educational opportunities, thereby attracting interest in the region from neighboring areas.


The Wall Art Festival 2012 exhibition introduces the initiative via photos and video. The objective of the exhibition is to make as many people as possible aware of how the children and villagers of Bihar live.

Bodh-Gaya

Dates:
February 18-20, 2012
Venue:
Sujata Village, Bodh-Gaya
Admission:
Free

New Delhi

Dates:
February 24, 2012 (Artists' talk)
February 27-March 4, 2012 (Exhibition)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Admission:
Free
Tel:
011-2644-2967 (The Japan Foundation, New Delhi)
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1 Yusuke Asai Mud painting: Blessing Dance 2011
11 kinds of soil, straw ash, water taken from Sujata Village
4 walls (6.3m × 4.15m × 3.1m) and ceiling of classroom
Photo: Kenji Mimura

Yusuke Asai Mud painting: Blessing Dance 2011
11 kinds of soil, straw ash, water taken from Sujata Village
4 walls (6.3m × 4.15m × 3.1m) and ceiling of classroom
Photo: Kenji Mimura

Raj Kumar Paswan and Family “Ramayana” 2011
water paint
Walls in the hallways and stairs of Niranjana School
Photo: Kenji Mimura

2 N.S.Harsha Painting for Good Sleep 2011
Water paint
On the floor of Niranjana School domitory
170cm x 90cm
Photo: Kenji Mimura