Roppongi Art Night 2013
Roppongi Art Night is a one-night, all-night, festival of art staged throughout the streets of Roppongi. The extravaganza spans the whole of the Roppongi district, centered on its art museums and other cultural institutions, large-scale building complexes and shopping centers, and features a range of events from art exhibits, music and performances to public discussions. During Art Night, the art museums stay open late and offer discounted admissions, and local shops and restaurants offer various special services.
Date ＆ Time: 10:00, April 19 (sat)–18:00, April 20 (sun) 2014
Core Time 18:17, April 19(sat) –5:03, April 20 (sun)
*From sunset, April 19, until sunrise the following day
*Core Time is the period of time during which many of the main installations and events will be held.
Venues: 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 (Mori Art Museum, MORI Building Co., Ltd., the National Art Center, Tokyo; ROPPONGI Shopping Streets Association, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT *In alphabetical order)
Co hosted by: Minato-city
*In accordance with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government regulation on the healthy development of youth, children below the age of 18 may not to attend events between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am.
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro
“Tokyo is disseminating global culture and bringing people closer together as the city chosen to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the year 2020.
Our all-night annual art festival, staged in the streets of Roppongi in central Tokyo, will become a focal point for people of diverse cultural backgrounds to share their passion and enthusiasm for art. Art energy emanating from Roppongi will open new pathways from Tokyo to the future!”
“Roppongi Art Night communicates the possibilities of art in today’s society.
This special night captures the contours of Roppongi and the colors of our current times, helping us to feel one step closer to tomorrow.
Just as people make towns and towns make people, this event explores the allures of Roppongi, and visitors and residents interact with each other in a continuous flow of action.
Roppongi Art Night now celebrates its fifth time in these ever-changing times in the world, in Japan.
There are those who stay unchanged, while others change. There is ‘continuity and change,’ therefore evolution. This is ‘day and night,’ therefore people are stirred.
Day stretches into night, and night stretches into daytime in Roppongi.
The daytime and nighttime rhythms of Roppongi. What will it bring tomorrow?
Move Your Body! When people move, new eras are borne.”