Art from the margins of society

/ Aug 13, 2014

Art from the margins of society

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A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts ...

Mar 28, 2014

Down Syndrome exhibit underway

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Almost a year since the introduction of a controversial prenatal screening test, a photo exhibition is underway in Tokyo to dispel misunderstandings about children with Down Syndrome. Originating in Britain, the exhibition titled "Daun-sho: Kazoku no Manazashi" ("Down Syndrome: The Family View"), features 80 photos ...

Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case

Aug 4, 2013

Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case

In a victory for the rights of adults with disabilities, a judge has declared that a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome can live the life she wants, rejecting a guardianship request from her parents that would have let them keep her in a group ...