Arts Commons Tokyo (ACT) aims to contribute to the promotion of arts and culture in Japan and Asia through activities related to contemporary arts, based on an awareness of how the arts respond to today’s society, and are able to advocate new shared principles and social models for the future. ACT engages with its mission through the following four approaches: 1.A “New Public” Advocating a “new public” linking concepts of the independent and the public, ACT proposes and implements new social models through culture and the arts, in partnership with a wide range of initiatives, including the public and private sector. 2. New Artistic Methodologies in Response to the Zeitgeist Instead of “art for art’s sake,” ACT takes its cue from society and history. It responds to actual social conditions and seeks out new forms of art that can influence the world. It advocates these and puts them into practice. 3. A Collective of Multiple Directors In order to realize our aims, diverse directors with a range of skills and specialties (production, editorial, research, etc.) come together on a per-project basis, operating as a directors’ collective. 4. An Independent Platform Across Asia In partnership with collaborators and organizations who share our ideals, ACT builds a platform developing across the whole of Asia.
Last update : 08 Apr. 2020