At the Mori Art Museum, “Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going” will be held from December 1, 2022 (Thursday) to March 26, 2023 (Sunday).
The concept of this exhibition is described in the subtitle, “A Colorful Crossroads of People, Cultures, and Nature as Reflected in Contemporary Japanese Art Today.” And this is the seventh in a series of exhibitions organized by the Mori Art Museum in a co-curatorial format every three years.
They features approximately 120 works by 22 Japanese artists born between the 1940s and 1990s. You will experience the forefront of Japan’s contemporary art scene, as these works are full of various contemporary perspectives such as the Corona Disaster, gender, sexuality, culture, and ethnic diversity.
The “Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going” features contemporary art from a variety of perspectives that can be seen from a bird’s eye view of our surroundings and society as a whole. You will not only find works that impress and sympathize with you, but you will also have the opportunity to come into contact with new “information” by facing facts you did not know and being given a perspective you did not realize.
Through such experiences, there may be a future that each of us can see by correctly recognizing or accepting this era and society.
A curatorial statement by all of the exhibition’s co-curators is displayed at the entrance to the venue. This is not just a greeting, delivering an address of thanks, etc. This describes the purpose and highlights of the exhibition, and you are advised to have a thorough understanding of this before appreciating it.
The curatorial statement discusses the following three points:
1. Viewing the Familiar Afresh
2. Living with a Variety of Neighbors
3. Shining a Light on Japan’s Cultural Diversity
The Mori Art Museum says that the subtitle has the following meaning.
The subtitle of Roppongi Crossing 2022, “Coming & Going,” reacknowledges that people’s inward and outward movements and repeated interactions with other cultures throughout Japan’s complex history have indeed made this country a place where a wide variety of people and cultures now coexist. It also conveys a desire for those comings and goings to resume after the pandemic brought them to a halt.
Quoted from the Mori Art Museum website
Certainly, you will feel like you are standing at a crossing in an exhibition hall. And more to the point, “Coming & Going” is expressed in words pronounced “Oh-Rai” in Japanese. The pronunciation of “Oh-Rai” is similar to the English “All Right”, so you may feel you are being addressed in a positive way. By all means, why don’t you go out to get some energy?
Featured Artists / Artist Groups
* In alphabetical order of the artists’ surname
* This list of featured artists is subject to change.s
AKI INOMATA Born 1983 in Tokyo; lives and works in Tokyo
Aoki Chie Born 1981 in Gifu; lives and works in Ishikawa
Aoki Noe Born 1958 in Tokyo; lives and works in Saitama
Han Ishu Born 1987 in Shanghai; lives and works in Tokyo
Ichihara Etsuko Born 1988 in Aichi; lives and works in Tokyo
Iha Linda Born 1979 in Okinawa; lives and works in Okinawa
Ikeda Hiroshi Born 1981 in Saga; lives and works in Tokyo
Inose Naoya Born 1988 in Kanagawa; lives and works in London
Ishigaki Katsuko Born 1967 in Okinawa; lives and works in Okinawa
Ishiuchi Miyako Born 1947 in Gunma; lives and works in Gunma
Kanagawa Shingo Born 1981 in Kyoto; lives and works in Tokyo
KYUN-CHOME Formed in 2011; based in Tokyo
Matsuda Osamu Born 1979 in Hyogo; lives and works in Tokyo
Oh Haji Born 1976 in Osaka; lives and works in Wollongong, Australia
O JUN Born 1956 in Tokyo; lives and works in Tokyo
Orimoto Tatsumi Born 1946 in Kanagawa; lives and works in Kanagawa
Shindo Fuyuka Born 1975 in Hokkaido; lives and works in Hokkaido
SIDE CORE / EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD Formed in 2012 / 2015; based in Tokyo
Takeuchi Kota Born 1982 in Hyogo; lives and works in Fukushima
Tamayama Takuro Born 1990 in Gifu; lives and works in Tokyo
yang02 Born 1984 in Kanagawa; lives and works in Chiba and Kanagawa
Yokoyama Nami Born 1986 in Gifu; lives and works in Aichi
|Title||Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going|
|Period||December 1(Thu), 2022 – March 26 (Sun),2023|
|Venue||Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)|
|Address||Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Opening Hours||Daily (except for Tuesdays)
10:00-22:00 (Last Admission: 21:30)
10:00-17:00 (Last Admission: 16:30)
* Open until 22:00 on Tuesdays of January 3 and March 21, 2023.
|Closed||Open every day during this exhibitions|
|Ticket Information||* It is encouraged to make advance booking for a designated date/time slot and purchase the admission ticket on the booking website.
* The booking website here.
* Admissions without advance bookings will be allowed so far as the time slots have not filled up on the day of your visit.
* “Holiday” admission fee will be applied on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
* All prices include tax.
|* ( ) = Admission when purchased online.
* Audio Guide combo tickets (+ 500 yen) are also available for purchase.Adults 1,800 yen (1,600 yen)
Students (University/Highschool) 1,200 yen (1,100 yen)
Children (Age 4 through Junior High School Students) 600 yen (500 yen)
Seniors (Ages 65 and over) 1,500 yen (1,300 yen)
[Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays]
|* ( ) = Admission when purchased online.
* Audio Guide combo tickets (+ 500 yen) are also available for purchase.Adults 2,000 yen (1,800 yen)
Students (University/Highschool) 1,300 yen (1,200 yen)
Children (Age 4 through Junior High School Students) 700 yen (600 yen)
Seniors (Ages 65 and over) 1,700 yen (1,500 yen)