Japanese Master Deaf Artrist, Michio Yagi, will come to Shanghai as SHIDFF’s Guest of Honorfor our first annual charity Art Exhibit and Auction to be held on August 17-19, 2018 at Shanghai’s premiere contemporary gallery, Art Labor.

Michio Yagi, born in 1947, is considered a master deaf artist with a global reputation. Based in Tokyo, Michio Yagi’s works have been displayed and won awards throughout Japan, including prizes at the National Art Exhibition for 25 consecutive years. In Europe his work has been shown and awarded first prizes at the Louvre and Le Salon in Paris and the Habsburg Art Friendship Exhibition in Vienna.

Best known for his contemporary paintings featuring clowns to portray a range of emotions through universal facial and body language, Michio Yagi has used the power of his art for social inclusion for all audiences.

Michio Yagi is also an inspiring master art teacher, often providing art lectures and workshops to benefit the Japan Deaf Art Association as well as internationally.

In addition to donating a number of his paintings for the SHIDFF Art Exhibition and Auction, there will also be an opportunity to bid for a place in asmall group art workshop conducted personally by Michio Yagi here in Shanghai and offered exclusively to our patrons.

The exhibit will feature a group show by both emerging and established deaf artists and hearing allies from China as well as internationally.

Mark your calendars now and don’t miss seeing this larger-than-life Japanese deaf master artist, Michio Yagi and his work, at SHIDFF 2018 Charity Art Exhibition and Auction at the Art Labor gallery on August 17-19. Show you support for using the power of film and art for greater social inclusion in Shanghai!