The Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee will be hosting Roppongi Art Night 2018 for 2 days on May 26 (Sat) and 27(Sun), 2018.
Roppongi Art Night 2018
Roppongi Art Night is a one-night celebration of art staged in the district of Roppongi. A diverse range of works including not only artworks but also design, music, video and performance pieces are dotted around the Roppongi neighborhood with its high concentration of retail stores and cultural institutions, creating an extraordinary experience, while proposing a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in everyday living. Bringing art and street together as one will also enhance the image of Roppongi as a cultural hub, and offer a trailblazing example of neighborhood initiative within the vast metropolis of Tokyo. Roppongi Art Night will continue to develop as the capital’s premier art festival.
Time & Date
May 26 (Sat) 10:00 to 27 (Sun) 18:00, 2018
[Core time] May 26 (Sat) 18:00 - 27 (Sun) 6:00
* Core time is the period during which many of the main installations and events will be held.
Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping District, other cooperating facilities and public spaces in Roppongi.
Free (However, fee is required for certain programs and museum events)
①03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial) 7 days a week (8:00〜22:00)
②03-6406-6799 (Only for May 26 (Sat) 10:00 – 27 (Sun) 18:00, 2018)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Minato City, Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee [The National Art Center, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Mori Art Museum, Mori Building, Roppongi Shopping District Association]
Marking its ninth edition, Roppongi Art Night is a one-night-only art event offering fun and unique experiences. This year’s theme is “The City Dreams of Art,” expressing the idea that visitors will experience amazing art installations and performances as if watching the beautiful dreams that the city has one night unfold before their eyes. Spontaneously appearing in various locations around Roppongi, the district that never sleeps, these artworks dazzle amid the shining neon and headlights. A wide range of artworks awaits discovery at each location, including a singing tower, moving sculpture, and waterfall of colorful fabric. Looking ahead to 2020, the importance of culture in the city continues to increase. As one of Tokyo’s premier events conveying the city’s culture at both the national and international levels, we hope that visitors will enjoy this extraordinary night.
Fumio Nanjo, Chairperson of Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee
Born in Kyoto in 1978 and is currently living there. Completed a Masters in sculpture in the Graduate School of Arts of the Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003 and became a Lecturer in the Sculpture Course at the same university. Among his solo exhibitions are “Teppei Kaneuji Exhibition: Melting City / Empty Forest” (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2009), “Towering Something” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 2013), “Teppei Kaneuji’s Mercator Membrane” (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016). While expanding his range in the techniques of collage, his artistic expression ranges over a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installations, performances and theaters.
Born in 1977 in Aichi Prefecture, he is currently living in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies in the Oil Painting Department at Kyoto City University of Arts and became an Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 1999 he launched and participated in the management of “art space dot“, a space managed by the artists themselves, and began to be active as an artist while still a student at Nagoya University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Migration Kaiyu” (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2015) and “Kengo Kito Multiple Star” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art ARC, 2017). Using hula hoops, threads, mirrors and other everyday, readymade goods he expresses himself in a wide variety of media, including installations, paintings, sculptures and videos.
Born in Tokyo in 1964 and is currently living there. He graduated with a B.A. in Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Ujino and the Rotators” (Hayward Gallery Project Space, 2009) and “Lives in Japan” (Yamamoto Gendai, 2018). He also participated in the Yokohama Triennale 2017. Based on his “material world research” into the mass consumption society of the second half of the 20th Century, he reconstructs everyday techniques and objects, including musical instruments, furniture, home appliances, cars and used records, in his work on The Rotators, a project that combines sound, sculpture and performance to redefine contemporary culture.