Toshiyuki Shibakawa, “Roppongi Project of the 41st Century” Meetings in Town

○The Scholar’s Tree (Exhibition) | Spy fossils with your eyes!
5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 17:00 , 5/27(Sun) 10:00 - 18:00

○The Sage’s Road (Workshop) | Let’s excavate the modern fossils with a brayer!
5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 24:00, 5/27(Sun) 10:00 - 18:00
* The time required is 10 minutes. Entry available while supplies last. We’ll have intermissions.

○The Hero’s Sand Dune (Experiential Art) | Let’s excavate the modern fossils in a sandpit!
5/26(Sat) (1)11:00, (2)13:00, (3)16:00, 5/27(Sun) (1)11:00, (2)13:00, (3)15:00
* Each will take about 30 minutes with 10 people. *Pre-registrations required.

○The Victor’s Hall (Participatory Art) | Let’s tell fortunes of 2000 years later in the future!
5/26(Sat) 19:00 - 24:00
* The time required is 10 minutes.
Mikawadai Park
[Participation fee]
* Please check on the official website for pre-registrations & details.
Approximately 2000 years ago, an enormous volcanic eruption instantly erased the town of Pompeii in Italy. The modern society we live in, however, could probably be said even more in danger than those times, considering that we have much more dangerous things we have created on our own e.g., nuclear weapons. Then, what if our modern society were unearthed 2000 years later in the future, what would it look like? Let’s time travel and explore many excavation sites throughout the “Ruins of Roppongi” of the 41st century in the future!


Toshiyuki Shibakawa

Contemporary artist. Born in 1966 in Osaka Prefecture. Began making artwork based on the theme of “excavation of contemporary society 2,000 years later.” His early installations works depicted the imagined excavation sites of 2,000 years into the future. In recent years, has made works that look like artifacts (fossilized remains) that have been dug up at these excavation sites. Holds exhibitions and projects in places that are specific to the community and region such as museums, historical buildings, and shopping districts. Also holds various workshops to discuss the significance of the things we use in everyday life and the problems in contemporary society.
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