Roppongi Art Night 2013

Roppongi Art Night 2013 Event Profile

■ Official title : Roppongi Art Night 2013

■ Event theme : TRIP → Witness today’s transformation into tomorrow

■ Basic principle :
“Roppongi Art Night” is an all-night art banquet staged in the district of Roppongi (Minato-ku, Tokyo).
The Roppongi area, where various commercial and cultural establishments are assembled, will be dotted not only with artistic works but also with various other forms of art, including design, music, film and performance, thereby providing the visitors with extraordinary experiences. We will, then, propose a new lifestyle, in which people enjoy art in their daily lives. Also, by integrating art with the district, impressions on Roppongi‘s cultural aspects will be improved, while creating a pioneering model of urban development for the metropolitan Tokyo. Our aim is to further expand Roppongi Art Night as a representative event among art festivals in Tokyo.

■ Date & Time : 10:00, March 23 (Sat) – 18:00, March 24 (Sun), 2013

◎Core Time 17:55, March 23 (Sat) – 5:39, March 24 (Sun)
(From sunset, March 23, until sunrise the following day)
*Core Time is the period of time during which many of the main installations and events will be held.

■ Venue :
Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT,
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping Streets, and other collaborating facilities as well as public spaces in the Roppongi area

■ Admission: Free (Some programs and exhibitions are subject to fees.)

■ Organized by :
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Culture Creation Project office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee [The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, MORI Building Co., Ltd., Roppongi Shopping Streets]

■ Co-hosted by : Minato-ku

■ Granted by :
2012 Agency for Cultural Affairs Project for Tourism Promotion and Local Revitalization by Utilizing the Cultural Heritage

■ In Assosiation with :
Japan Tourism Agency, Imai Cho-Shinboku-kai , Tokyo Midtown Cho-kai , Nishi-Azabu Kasumi-cho Cho-kai, Higakubo Shinwakai,Ryudo Cho-kai , Roppongi Zaimoku-cho Cho-kai, Roppongi Cho-kai , Roppongi Hills Neighborhood Association, TV Asahi Corporation, J-WAVE, Inc., TOKYO FM, Council for the promotion of Art & Design in Roppongi

■ Area Sponsor : SUNTORY WHISKY HIBIKI

■ Sponsors :
IIDA Electrical Works Co., Ltd., Various Dimensions Co., Ltd., TOW Co., Ltd., TOKYO TAKARA SHOKAI Co.,Ltd., TSP TAIYO Inc., PDC Co., Ltd., At Home Co., Ltd., EAST Inc., Kyoritz Inc., Quaras Inc., KRAFT Co., Ltd., SHOW YOU DO, TSUMURA KOGEI CO.,LTD,, TRANSIT GENERAL OFFICE INC., NAKATEN, Inc., Fujikyu Group FUJI EXPRESS Co.,Ltd., FUJIFILM Imaging Systems Co., Ltd.

■ Cooperating Hotel : Grand Hyatt Tokyo

■ Support of Plannning :
Gifu Prefectural Government, SporCul Roppongi, Minato City Roppongi Junior High-School, Rikuzentakata City

■ Support of Production : Embassy of Canada, THE SUISAN-KEIZAI, ART FESTIVAL OF THE SKY (Wakabadai Yokohama)

■ Support of Operations :
Roppongi Anzen Anshin Patrol Tai (Roppongi safety and security patrol team), Roppongi wo Kirei ni Suru Kai (Roppongi cleanup association), ROPPONGI CLEAN UP, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum W Tokyo University of the Arts ” TOBIRA Project ”

■ Support :
AXIS Inc., Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju – Connecting Through Sound Art, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, DAY AFTER TOMORROW NEWSPAPER CULTURAL DEPARTMENT, Azabu Aono Sohonpo, H & CO. Allo Cafe, Institut francais du Japon – Tokyo, EntreX Incorporated, KAMOI KAKOSHI CO., LTD., Garage Bar, Kanno Fusao, Kanno Kichiro, NPOremo / record, expression and medium-organization, Haiyuza theatre company institute., Koubou Aizu, Sun Laundry, Cine Focus Corp., Sugawara Mikiko, Seishido World Co.Ltd., TANKORO no KAI, NPO recip / regional culture infomation and projects., Tenso Shrine, General Incorporated Association torindo., Nippon Seiro Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company, Pembroke Real Estate Japan, LLC, Yoshida Mitsuaki, Rengo Co., Ltd., Roi Roppongi – Roppongi Kyodo Building

■ Special adviser : Ando Tadao, Mori Art Museum Mori Yoshiko

■ Chairman,Executive Committee : Mori Art Museum Nanjo Fumio

■ Artistic Director : Hibino Katsuhiko

■ Curators : Ogawa Nozomu, Kiyomiya Ryoichi

■ Senior Members,Executive Committee :
The National Art Center, Tokyo Aoki Tamotsu
Suntory Museum of Art Katsuta Tetsuji
Tokyo Midtown Management Co.,Ltd. Nakamura Yasuhiro
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Isomura Masashi
MORI Building Co.,Ltd. Ogasawara Masahiko
Roppongi Shopping Streets Aono Shinji

■ Secretary General : MORI Building Co., Ltd. Takahashi Shinya

■ Deputy Secretary General :
MORI Building Co., Ltd. Kougo Yasuhiro
Mori Art Museum Adachi Shiro

■ Members,Executive Committee :
The National Art Center, Tokyo Fukunaga Osamu, Mizuno Motohiro, Nishino Hanako, Kaminaga Hiroyuki, Watanabe Megumi, Ichikawa AkikoSuntory Museum of Art Fujikawa Takako, Yoshioka Izumi
Tokyo Midtown Management Co.,Ltd. Toyokura Eisuke , Kaneko Yutaka, Akimoto Yusuke, Masuda Asami
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Minowa Tomoyuki, Inuzuka Misaki, Ko Miryon
Mori Art Museum Hayashi Makito, Kondo Kenichi, Shiraki Eise, Watanabe Moichi, Tominaga Mari, Kazama Miki
MORI Building Co., Ltd. Takemura Takashi, Yoshitani Ryugo, Matsushima Yoshinao, Sato Makiko, Tanigawa Kotaro
Inoue Saaya, Horioka Keiko, Tazawa Yuri
Roppongi Shopping Streets Saito Masahiko, Goto Hiroshi, Horii Kenichi

■ Operations : TOW CO., LTD. Gomi Shintaro, Mizohashi Toshiaki, Kaga Osamu, Miyazaki Tetsuya, Hamano Koji
Congress Corporation Kato Tomoko, Fukui Junko

■ Promotion : Sunny Side Up Inc. Imai Yuichi, Hisatake Kayo, Terui Takeshi, Yamamoto Mariko, Takamoto Ikuyo, Kume Megumi
Tsutada Marina, Ito Miki, Kato Narumi

■ Creative :Tokyo Pistol co., ltd. Kato Kensaku, Yoshida Tomofumi, Ueki Shun

■ Editor :Ito-Soken

■ Photographer : Imazu Satoko

■ Writers : Oochi Asuka, Matsuo Hitoshi

■ Photographer : Morimoto Naoko

■ Translator : Alfred Birnbaum

■ Creative : ZOOM EMOTIONS, INC. Arai Miwa, Hirai Atsutaka, Kawasaki Shu, Masuda Kazuhiro, Kinoshita Aya

■ Official website : http://www.roppongiartnight.com/

As a part of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture will hold the largest all-night art event in Tokyo, “Roppongi Art Night 2013″, from March 23 to 24, 2013. 

The artistic-director system will be introduced for Roppongi Art Night 2013, and Mr. Katsuhiko Hibino, an artist, has been appointed to the post. “TRIP – Witness today’s transformation into tomorrow.” has been chosen as this year’s event theme.

Based on this year’s event theme “TRIP → Witness today’s transformation into tomorrow.”, Mr. Hibino and other artists will turn their ideas of “excursions of time and space”, “elation of seeing the morning after the night before”, and “thought for disaster-stricken regions beyond time and space” into some forms as well as into some actions, and a variety of programs will be constructed for visitors to make a trip, along with the artists, around the Roppongi district. Various places in Roppongi considered as a “harbor/port/terminal”, participants will witness and experience sailing into a one-night-only extraordinary trip. On the day, making the works of art by Mr. Hibino “the activist” that were molded out of his feelings for the Tohoku region as a starting point, an “art boat” created by Mr. Hibino in collaboration with up-and-coming artists will be navigated through places all over Roppongi. Moreover, a program arisen from the relation with the local community following observations of Roppongi as a “local” community as well as the works of installation art which make the most of Roppongi streets will be deployed in the streets.

“Roppongi Art Night” has been around for five years (the fourth event) and so far received participation of more than 200 teams of artists. The event has a high profile in various circles as a Tokyo’s representative art event, and it attracted as many as 700,000 visitors (the total number of visitors to all programs) in 2012. Accordingly, artists and up-and-coming professionals in various circles will get together in Roppongi for the night to hold a “Roppongi night party”, and a creative gathering will be organized together with general participants. Look forward to “Roppongi Art Night”, a festival in which the whole Roppongi district will be adorned with various works of art all night long.