Roppongi Art Night 2017
30 September – 1 October 2017
Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, National Art Center Tokyo, shopping area of Roppongi, etc.
Roppongi Art Night is a weekend full of pop-up exhibitions and street performances that take place in Roppongi, a vibrant town full of art and design.
The eighth edition this year will feature the theme “Mirai-no-matsuri” or a festival for the future, to assemble, share and pass down artistic and creative expressions to the future.
The main programme artist in 2017 is the photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa. She sets the tone for the Night in vibrant colours, in an image of a nocturnal festival in Asia, lit by multicoloured lanterns. Also this year, the Night will launch a “Southeast Asia Project”. The programme will bring together artists from, and related to, the region, who will create and display works on the occasion.
◆Main programme presented by Mika Ninagawa
Mika Ninagawa will produce multiple installations with fantastically colourful motifs that resonate with the Night’s theme. They are on display just for a night!
◆Southeast Asia Project
Artists from Southeast Asia and Japanese artists involved in the region will create and showcase their works on the street, interacting with the audience.
The Thai artist will bring about film, painting and dance representations set in Roppongi.
OK Tower, 2016
Installation view at Nishiura village, Megijima, Japan
Photo by Navin Production
Neo Angono Artist Collective
The artist group from Angono, the Philippines, famous for a festival of giants, will set up a pop-up festival of giants that can only be seen at the Night.
“Angono Higantes, Big and Small”
Photo credit: photo walk Philippines / whatsnewph.com
The National Museum of Art, Okutama
The artist collective of the museum has many members who have experiences of displaying their works in Southeast Asia. The collective will present a “24-hour human clock” at the Night.
“Drawing for 24h Human Clock”
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