Roppongi Hills Programs

International and local artists
lend Roppongi Hills an air of the surreal!

»Roppongi Hills official site

Sara DOLATABADI《Blue Jewels》2010 (Image)
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Sara DOLATABADI: Blue Jewels

In our childhood many of us easily imagined ourselves journeying to wonderful and strange places. Sometimes we visualized ourselves becoming one of the characters of the stories we read. We travelled to imaginary places, for example, to fantasy worlds, where everything was much bigger than normal... These dazzling, large blue jewels are one of these fantasized gems. Large stones at first glance seem very ordinary but when illuminated with light, suddenly become very captivating. But maybe these are not just blue stones. Look at them, they are breathing…

■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : 66 Plaza

Born 1978 in Tehran, Iran. DOLATABADI graduated from Azad Art University in 2001. Since 1994, she has exhibited artworks in Tehran, New York, Tokyo and elsewhere. In 2009, she participated in the exhibition “No Man’s Land” at the Embassy of France, Japan. She currently resides in Tokyo.

Chris O'SHEA
Hand from Above
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Chris O'SHEA: Hand from Above

Hand from Above is a work that encourages us to question the everyday actions that we do without thinking. A giant hand suddenly appears on a screen placed in the middle of the city, grabbing at, tickling, and metamorphosing the real-time video images of people who are walking through the streets. Playfully teasing the passersby, the work attracts the attention of all those around it. Inspired by the tale of Goliath, the work poses the question, "What if humans were not at the top of the food chain?"

■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : West Walk

Chris O'SHEA
A British artist and designer who creates many works that use technology in interesting ways to challenge our usual concepts of space. He has been commissioned to make works for the Design Museum in London and the Science Gallery in Dublin, and he has collaborated on many projects with other artists, including Silent Studios and rAndom International. Recently, his Hand from Above has attracted a lot of attention. It was originally a part of “BBC Big Screen,” a project held by the BBC, The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and regional governments. It was held in various areas around the UK.
O'SHEA has also provided many ideas to and collaborated with other artists, such as Jason BRUGES and Moritz WALDEMEYER, and their works together have been shown in the motion graphic film festival “onedotzero,” the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Tate Britain, V&A Museum and so on.
O'SHEA is also a co-founder of the networking series for young creators, "This Happened."

aurora’09 2009
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

ICHIKAWA Takefumi: Aurora ’10 Roppongi

ICHIKAWA Takefumi, who is known for sculptural works using floating balloons and sound performances with music, here makes his first attempt at painting. A large semi-transparent fabric is hung from the ceiling. With colors painted on both sides, it resembles an aurora as it gently sways above viewers’ heads. What’s more, visitors can not only look at the aurora from outside, but can also go inside it. It’s a mysterious installation that is at once a painting and a sculpture. Come and experience Roppongi Hills "aurora," as it continually changes its form with the weather and the time of day.

■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : West Walk

Design and produce : ASANO Kohei
Sound design : MATSUURA Kosuke
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

ASANO Kohei: Garden

As the visitors scatter paper snow flakes, the young leaves sprout from the flower bed, the buds grow and, eventually, bloom. As more people participate in the work, then even more colorful flowers bloom, and then wither. In this way, the viewers' desire to make the flowers bloom leads directly to an opportunity for interaction with other people. While the work is digital and it utilizes advanced technology, the physicality of the snow flakes and the flowers gives it an analog feel.

■Dates : 17:58, Saturday, March 27 till 5:34, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : O-yane plaza

Born 1974 in Tokyo. Graduated from the Department of Imaging Art, Faculty of Art, and the Master Course of the Media Art Department of Tokyo Polytechnic University. Interested in using interactive arts to create opportunities for communication between people. Also serves as an assistant professor in the Media Art Department in the Faculty of Art at Tokyo Polytechnic University.

* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Mario MARTINELLI: The Man, The Shadow, The City

Making reference to TANIZAKI Junichiro's In Praise of Shadows, MARTINELLI uses shadows to reconsider the relationship between the city and people. In this work, the shadows of passers-by are created by a flashlight and displayed on a screen. Rather than disappearing immediately, the shadows linger. When a moment of your life is captured in a shadow in this way, it leads to the odd sensation of having been liberated from your body.

■Dates : 17:58, Saturday, March 27 till 5:34, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : O-yane plaza

Born in Treviso, Italy. MARTINELLI studied literature and received a doctorate in contemporary art at the University of Padua. In the 1980 and 1990s, he created works focusing on the reciprocal effects of shadow and light. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1995.

CHOI Jeong Hwa: Lotus 2007
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

CHOI Jeong Hwa: Lotus

A large flower suddenly appears in the Mohri Garden in Roppongi Hills. Appropriate to a Japanese garden, the work is a lotus flower, and with its giant size and garish colors it stands out so much as to transform the landscape. A leader of the South Korean art scene, CHOI is capable of breaking down the border between art and everyday life. His works never fail to provide viewers with new surprises and exciting discoveries.

■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : Mohri Garden

CHOI Jeong Hwa
Born 1961 in Seoul, South Korea. Graduated from the department of western painting, Hongik University. Creates large scale works with traditional bright colors and also pop and kitsch shapes and materials. Currently active internationally, not only as an artist but also as an art director and interior designer. Resides in Seoul.

Displayed in Aarhus, Denmark, 2007
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

BoConcept: A Long Sofa

On a night when art blooms like cherry blossoms throughout the town, why not take some time out to sit down among the nature in Roppongi Hills and relax, like you would on a sofa at home? Danish furniture maker “BoConcept” has created a super-long sofa just for this night and just for Roppongi Hills. Come and make yourself at home.

■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : Mohri Garden

An interior brand from Denmark. “Bo” means “life” in Danish. BoConcept proposes new concepts for lifestyles through its functional and simple products suited to modern interiors. BoConcept products are sold in 45 countries worldwide. In their branch in Roppongi Hills, BoConcept displays prestigious limited editions for high-end users and also holds seminars and events.
Photo: Displayed in Glasgow, England, 2008

Singapore Biennale 2006
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.


A spotlight illuminates the stage. Walk to the microphone and send some message to the girls in the crowd – just like you were a star. The girls will respond with either shouts or whispers. It all comes down to you – whether or not you have what it takes to become a ‘star.’ A fun interactive artwork where no one knows what will happen.
*For programs taking place within Tokyo City View, there may be times when the works cannot be seen. Your understanding is appreciated.

■Dates : 22:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : Tokyo City View

Born 1965 in Fukuoka. In 1990, MATSUKAGE participated in the Venice Biennale Aperto exhibition as a member of the unit ‘Complesso Plastico.’ He is active in a wide range of fields, from photography to art direction. He is also known as a member of the ‘The Group 1965,’ which consists of artists born in that year.

©Guillaume Bottazzi
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Guillaume BOTTAZZI: Untitled

A 30 meter-wide mural appears at an intersection in the city. The characteristic abstraction of BOTTAZZI’s painting will change the landscape in a subtle yet dynamic way. Within the simple composition, clear and vivid colors and soft forms emerge, fly away from the surface and remind us of the depth of many layers and the passage of time. Simultaneously the work beckons us to a dimension we have never seen, and stimulates our imagination.

■Dates: 10:00, Saturday, March 27 till 18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue: Crossover point of Roppongi street and TV Asahi street (Next to the Grand Hyatto Tokyo)

Guillaume BOTTAZZI
Born 1971 in Lyons, France. BOTTAZZI creates oil paintings predominantly and holds exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world. He also creates large public art pieces such as murals.

JOO Choon Lin, stop motion animation, 2008
* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Video Art Screening

Video works by artists will be screened on monitors and screens throughout Roppongi Hills, adding surreal visions to everyday landscapes.
Meanwhile, at the Hills Café / Space (2F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower), video works will be screened uninterrupted from the following times.
* Programs, artists and works subject to change.

■Dates : 11:00-18:00, Saturday, March 27 (subject to change)
11:00-18:00, Sunday, March 28 (subject to change)
■Venues : Hills Cafe / Space, West Walk, Family Room, Metro Hat, etc.

Artists: Benoît BROISAT (France), JOO Choon Lin (Singapore), Vincent MOON (France), Hans OP de BEECK (Belgium), Jakub NEPRAŠ(Czech), SAWA Hiraki (Japan), SATO Masaharu (Japan), TANAKA Koki (Japan), WANG Ya-Hui (Taiwan) and YAMASHITA Mai + KOBAYASHI Naoto (Japan)

Page Top

J‐WAVE & Roppongi Hills present ART NIGHT CAFE

supported by Suntory whisky HIBIKI
One night only: art×music cafe

11:00 〜 23:00 , Thursday, March 25 to Sunday, March 28
※11:00, Saturday, March 27 till 6:00, Sunday, March 28(Special opening hours)
■Venue: Hills Cafe / Space

<Special Programs>
18:30 〜 19:45 ROCK TALKS LOUD (Talk show)
20:00 〜 21:15 J-WAVE × MTV MUSIC VIDEO PERSPECTIVE (Music videos screening)
22:00 〜 06:00 CLUB J-WAVE




HIBIKI Art Lounge


The perfect blend: art and whisky in gorgeous and sophisticated location

■Dates : 16:00, Saturday, March 27 till 5:34, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : O-yane Plaza

TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills

Talk to Her
Wings of Desire
©2000 Maximum Films / LWT / Greenlight Media AG.

■Title : Artistic Cinema Night @Roppongi Hills, selected by J-WAVE MODAISTA
■Venue : TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
■Dates: 24:00, Saturday, March 27 till 6:00 a.m., Sunday, March 28
■Admission : ¥1,000.
■Films: Three artistic films selected by MODAISTA.
・24:00~ Hable con Ella (2002 /Talk to Her), directed by Pedro ALMODÓVAR
・02:10~ Der Himmel über Berlin (1987 /Wings of Desire), directed by Wim WENDERS
・04:40~ Giorgio Armani: A Man for All Seasons (2000), directed by Julian OZANNE

Photographic Conversations @ WIRED CAFE

Late-night talk session
■Dates : 22:00, Saturday, March 27 till 4:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venue : WIRED CAFE Dining Lounge

TSUMURA Kousuke: Night Sky Umbrellas

Night Sky Umbrellas

「Night Sky Umbrellas」in Ropongi Art Night 2010!

■Dates :
21:00 〜 23:00, Saturday, March 27 in Tokyo Midtown (includes 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT)
24:00 〜 02:00, Sunday, March 28 in Roppongi Hills
(Subjects to change)

Observation Deck: Tokyo City View Open All Night

On March 27 only, Tokyo City View will be open until 6 a.m. the following morning. And admission after 24:00 on March 27 is just ¥500!

Tokyo City View, which usually closes at 1 a.m. each morning, will say open on the night of Saturday, March 27, until 6 a.m. the following morning. Round out your art night with the mesmerizing spectacle of the sun rising over Tokyo, bathing the grey dawn with light.

■Venue : 52F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
■Dates : 10:00, Saturday, 27 March till 6:00 a.m., Sunday, March 28, extends open hours
■Admission: Adult: ¥1,500 / Student (highschool, college, university): ¥1,000
* Admission after 24:00 on 27 March (Sat) is ¥500.
* Ticket valid for admission to the Tokyo City View, Mori Art Center Gallery and Mori Art Museum. [27 March (Sat) from 24:00 to 6:00 a.m. the following morning.]

Extended opening hours for Mori Art Center Gallery

Open until 6:00 a.m. the following morning on Saturday, 27 March Mori Art Center Gallery “Bi-Navi" exhibition
■Venue: 52F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
■Dates: 10:00-22:00
* On Saturday, March 27, open till 6:00 a.m. the following morning (extended opening hours)
■Admission: Adult: and Student (highschool, college, university): ¥1,000
/ Child (to junior highschool): free
* Admission after 24:00 on 27 March (Sat) is ¥500.
* Ticket valid for admission to the Tokyo City View, Mori Art Center Gallery and Mori Art Museum. [From 24:00, Saturday, 27 March till 6:00 a.m. the following morning.]

Roppongi Hills Art + Design Store

©Yuichi Yokoyama

■Title : YOKOYAMA Yuichi Exhibition
■Venue : Roppongi Hills Art + Design Store
■Dates : 10:00-22:00, Tuesday, March 16 till Sunday, April 18 (open everyday)
* Saturday, March 27 till 23:00 (extended opening hours)
■Enquiries : 03-6406-6280
■Roppongi Hills Art+Design Store Official site

Extended opening hours for shops, cafes and restaurants

※Extended opening hours on Saturday, March 27, for shops, cafes and restaurants
※Bring the Roppongi Art Night 2010 Guide book and get some priviledges! (at limited shops only)

NT:North Tower KD:Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori HS:Hill Side WW:West Walk
M/H: Metro Hat/Hollywood Plaza

Open till Zone Floor Shop Category
Saturday, March 27
KD 3F WINE SHOP ENOTECA New style wine shop
M/H B2F TOTAL Workout Cafe
Healty food deli&cafe
Saturday, March 27
NT B1F SAKURA Shokudou
Saturday, March 27
HS 1F The Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
Chinese cuisine
Saturday, March 27
Saturday, March 28
WW 5F The Kitchen Salvatore Quomo
Italian cuisine
Saturday, March 28
Standing beer bar
Saturday, March 28
NT 1F Cold Stone Creamery Icecream
NT 1F Hanabatakebokujo Cafe Cafe
KD 2F &
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine
HS B2F WIRED CAFE Dining Lounge
WW 5F Izakaya Rokuzo
Western dishes
Saturday, March 28
HS B2F Mohri Salvatore Quomo
WW 5F Kushinobo

Roppongi Hills Spring Festival

Your favorite Roppongi Hills restaurants are rolling out the gourmet wagons. The gates to the private Keyakizaka Complex Roof Garden will be specially open to the public Saturday and Sunday (subject to capacity and time limits). Celebrate the arrival of spring with a festive time in the Hills!

■Dates :
16:00-20:00, Friday, March 26
12:00-22:00, Saturday, March 27
12:00-18:00, Sunday, March 28
■Venues : Mohri Garden, etc.
■Tel : 03-6406-6000 (General Information)



* The completed work may differ in appearance from the photo.

Page Top

What's new
the latest information from twitter
  • twitter

We also delivered Blog

  • Roppongi Art Night Official BLOG
Greater Roppongi Area Programs
  • 《Before Flower》 TSUBAKI Noboru
  • 《Rêve d'Herbert》 Compagnie des Quidams
  • 《Roppongi Achi-Kochi Project》
  • Roppongi Hills Programs
  • Mori Art Museum Programs
  • Tokyo Midtown Programs
  • Suntory Museum of Art Programs
  • 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Programs
  • The National Art Center,Tokyo Programs
  • Roppongi Shopping Street Programs