Navin Rawanchaikul, “OK no Matsuri” Southeast Asia Project

Photo: OK Tower, 2016
Installation view at Nishiura village, Megijima, Japan
Photo by Navin Production

9/30 (Sat) 15:00 - 10/1 (Sun) 18:00
Roppongi West Park
* The original painting will be exhibited at Roppongi Hills west walk 2F
Thai artist Navin Rawanchaikul will hold “OK no Matsuri” in Roppongi. A short movie and paintings themed on Roppongi will be shown, showing visitors a number of different faces and fascinating aspects of Roppongi. A variety of events which can be enjoyed by people of all ages will be held, including an artist talk, workshops for children as well as an original Roppongi salsa performance featured in the short movie.

[Time schedule]
Sept.30 (Sat)
19:00-19:45 Screening of movie “A Tale from the Land of Six Trees”
19:45-20:30 First performance of OK Salsa dance
20:30-21:15 Screening of movie “A Tale from the Land of Six Trees”
21:15-22:00 Second performance of OK Salsa dance

Oct.1 (Sun)
“Story of the Future” workshop
Navin Rawanchaikul has been staying in Roppongi to prepare this work; together with the people he has met in this area, he will draw the future image of Roppongi on a huge screen. Visitors who have watched his movie can participate in this project.

Artist Talk
In the installation of “OK no Matsuri”, Navin Rawanchaikul describes this project.


Navin Rawanchaikul

Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1971. Navin Rawanchaikul is currently based in Chiang Mai and Fukuoka. The artist employs a wide range of media such as sculpture, painting, performance, photography, and video. Rawanchaikul has led many projects in Japan and locations around the world that encourage viewer participation and engage with communities. His work is included in the ongoing exhibition “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” at The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum.