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2019-08-14T13:01:05.376Z

In response to the suspension of the exhibition of a statue of a girl symbolizing the comfort women issue at the Aichi Triennale, an international art festival held in Aichi Prefecture, 1…



Aichi International Art Festival August 14, 21:54

In response to the cancellation of the exhibition of a girl image that symbolizes the comfort women issue at the Aichi Triennale, an international art festival held in Aichi Prefecture, 12 artists have offered to decline the exhibition by the 14th. I understood that.

At the Aichi Triennale, an international art festival that has been held in Aichi Prefecture since 1st of this month, the exhibition corner for girl images symbolizing the comfort women issue, etc. Canceled by day. In response, two Korean writers who had participated in the art festival canceled their exhibition of their own works as a protest.

According to the art festival secretariat, the US non-profit news agency, which expresses the results of interviews in anime, offered to decline the exhibition, and the exhibition was canceled from 10th of this month.

Furthermore, nine writers from Europe and Latin America contacted us to decline, which included the work of the clown used for the poster of the art festival and the background of the opening ceremony venue. Works that represent art festivals such as works are also included. This means that 12 artists have offered to decline the exhibition by the 14th.

Moreover, according to the secretariat, the influence is spreading because the author and critic Hiroki Higashi, who works as an art festival planning advisor, offered to resign.

The secretariat is considering the future exhibition while confirming the artist's intention.

Source: nhk

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