First steps on disability, aging and co-existence


This exhibit follows from the exhibits “First steps on art, design, and disability” (held in October of 2016), and “First steps on disability, sense, and co-existence” (held in March of 2018), which were sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. This is the third exhibit in the series, featuring a theme of “First steps on disability, aging, and co-existence”, and with considerations around aging further focusing on the sub-topic of “Age/less.” By transcending disability and aging to consider the act of creation, and also by gathering together in the same space to view the exhibit, this is a project which provides us with the opportunity to think about an inclusive society. It is our hope that the timing of this exhibition, which will be held during Disability Week, will lead to further interest and a deeper understanding of the idea of such an inclusive society. This exhibit will include wonderful works by artists with disabilities, manga and animation works which received awards at the Japan Media Arts Festival run by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and participatory media-art works, as well as workshops, and talk events with the coordinators. It is our wish that all kinds of people will be able to easily enjoy the exhibit, regardless of age or disability, and that it will lead to a greater understanding among us all.

Yuji Maeyama
(Exhibit Supervisor / Art Critic, Head of the Niigata City Art Museum)
Keiko Kobayashi, Kota Toda
(Cooperator for this exhibition /
Japan Arts Council Programme Officer (Media Arts))

Date December 5 (Wed.) - December 9 (Sun.), 2018
Closed on Tuesdays
Opening hours 10:00-18:00
*10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Gallery 1A
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Co-organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo
Production Art Venture Office SHOU
Admission Free
Inquiries Tel : +81 (0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)