This exhibition, revolving around the theme of “art and new ecology,” aims to shed light on ecological art practices from efforts by both artists and researchers of the current age.
In the “Anthropocene,” a time when human activities have greatly impacted nature and changed the global environment, anthropocentrism and excessive capitalism have put not only the natural environment but also our social and spiritual environments at risk of becoming unsustainable.
Under such circumstances, artists are taking on the role of mediators and translators who investigate, observe, and communicate the “new ecology” that comprehensively perceives these environments to the public through a new aesthetic.

Art, through sensory learning, influences the way we live and think by presenting a micro-perspective that works on the viewer’s body, consciousness, and sensitivity, and a macro-perspective that visualizes the reality surrounding our world based on data and informational evidence.
Art from now on will connect our divided world with empathy and explore how we can imagine a de-anthropocentric, pluralistic humanity that includes animals, plants, objects, etc.
This exhibition shall equip us with various indicators and hints as we search for new ways of thinking and living, like a compass leading our way, in the post-COVID era.

Commemorative Exhibition for the retirement of Yuko Hasegawa
Art & New Ecology
Venue: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts / The 5th Floor
Period: May 28 (Sat) – June 26 (Sun), 2022 *Closed on Mondays
Open:10:00 – 17:00(The University Art Museum)/ 11:00 – 18:00(The 5th Floor)
Admission Fee: Adults 1,000 yen / Students 500 yen
*Free for high school students and younger, 65 years old and older
*No advance reservation required
*The 5th Floor is free of admission fee

Organized by: “Art & New Ecology” Executive Committee; Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Supported by: Nomura Foundation, Kao Art Foundation, The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Cultural Foundation, and Geidai Friends, Obayashi Foundation
Sponsored by: CyberZ, Inc., OEN,Inc., Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.
In cooperation with: Tomio Koyama Gallery, MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY,  Kyoshin Printing Co., Ltd

Executive Committee of “Art & New Ecology”, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Phone: 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial) / 050-5525-2725 (GA Faculty Office)