The “Lighthouse” monument, making an appearance
at Roppongi Hills Arena, by Katsuhiko Hibino
becomes a signpost for the event theme of
Roppongi Art Night 2013 “TRIP → Witness
today’s transformation into tomorrow.”
His thought for the disaster-stricken Tohoku region
is expressed as a blaze at its apex.
Japanese cedar trees in Rikuzentakata-City
sustained extensive damage from the ensuing tsunami
of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Charcoal made from these salt-damaged cedar burns slowly.
When it is alight, surrounding air warms up to stir people’s
emotions while time slowly moves forward
from night to morning.
02 Art Fune(Boat) Project
Throughout the event, giant art boats cruise
the streets of Roppongi. Based on the lantern
boats that Hibino Katsuhiko and local citizens
created in 2012 to celebrate the Gifu National
Sports Festival, glowing “Art Fune” decorated
by invited artists extend visitors an art-inmotion
welcome to nighttime Roppongi.
03 Rokuhonmoku Yorakue foodstalls
Local Roppongi eateries offertheir menus at
the Rokuhonmoku Yorakue all-night foodstalls.
“Crosstalk” sessions featuring Aida Makoto,
Inoko Toshiyuki,Endo Ichiro, Otomo Yoshihide
and other artists are not to be missed.
04 Art Port Roppongi
Initiative of Roppongi Art Night has gained a favorable reputation that the streets of Roppongi turn into a stage for art for the one night only. At this year’s event, stages and programs are further expanded, and art makes an appearance at various locations in Roppongi including stores and restaurants.
The entire district becomes a downtown port, “Art Port Roppongi”, where many of the today’s most prominent young artists deploy their works in a wide variety of forms, such as images, installation art, solid pieces, performances. The familiar street scene of Roppongi is inconceivably transfigured by works of art, bringing about new discoveries and surprises.
This year’s Art Night transforms the whole streets into an exciting stage of artistic expression.
On a stage set up in Roppongi parks, several groups of up-and-coming young dancers give their respective performances. The special outdoor stage makes an appearance exclusively for the night of Art Night. Don’t miss the chance to become a witness to a diversity of performances being unfolded in the moonlight.
THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO
The museum specially extends its opening hours until 22:00 on 03/23 [sat].
Don’t miss an array of exhibitions and programs.
On this one day, Roppongi Hills will be transformed into a museum for the night!
MORI ART MUSEUM
Be sure to visit Mori Art Museum for night time museum experiences.
Come to Tokyo Midtown to discover new young artists and be exposed to international art.
SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART
Admission is 500 yen for all on 03/23 [sat].
Also, the museum specially extends its opening hours until 24:00.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Recommended for people interested in design, film and music.
Roppongi SHOPPING STREET
A flag contest to decorate the town for Roppongi Art Night, and a photo contest to take pictures of the people of Roppongi.