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Arcus Tokyo

Our Virtual Pride celebrations

The highlight for our Arcus network each year in Pride Month has always been our annual Pride Art exhibition, which has grown to become one of the biggest corporate supported exhibitions of work by LGBT+ artists in the world, with parallel events taking place simultaneously in many of our offices. The 2020 event has been postponed due to Covid-19 – as it continues to have a deep impact on businesses across all sectors and countries.

While many Pride events have been cancelled or postponed, campaigning for equality, educating and sharing best practice continue. To maintain momentum, we have once again partnered with a Japanese Artist, Shun Sudo to exhibit, virtually, a special series of lithograph-paintings "ARCUS PRIDE 1-6" produced for and exhibited at the 2019 Pride Art event in Tokyo.

We will continue to work with diverse and talented artists in Japan and look forward to hosting Pride Art in our office and welcoming you in person again, soon.

Shun Sudo, Japanese artist

Shun Sudo is an artist based in New York and Tokyo performing various creative activities.

He performed as a child actor on Kabuki stages. This experience inspired him to be deeply interested in such art form later in his life especially when he was living abroad.

Shun's work has a strong impact from his ambivalent background, consisting of delicate touch of ink painting, POP taste of the Street art, and inspiration from Japanimation.

Ever since his first solo exhibition in New York "PAINT OVER" held in 2015, Shun Sudo has participated in various international art fairs and his works have been highly rated by galleries and collectors.

ARCUS PRIDE 1

2019 © Shun Sudo

Lithograph and painting

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ARCUS PRIDE 2

2020 © Shun Shudo

Lithograph and painting

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ARCUS PRIDE 3

2020 © Shun Shudo

Lithograph and painting

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ARCUS PRIDE 4

2020 © Shun Sudo

Lithograph and painting

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About Arcus

Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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