Nobutaka Aozaki, “Smiley Bag Portrait” Town Installations

photo:Yuriko Katori ©︎Nobutaka Aozaki

5/25(Sat) 10:00 – 5/26(Sun) 18:00
Lapiross Roppongi
[Participation fee]
New York-based Aozaki choreographs playful performances that are inspired by everyday commodities and interactions with people. Using such quotidian materials, his works demonstrate how today’s social relationships are embedded in the economic system of consumer culture. For Smiley Bag Portrait, he draws portraits of participants on plastic bags that are commonly used in U.S. grocery stores. Visitors are invited to participate as models and take home the portraits for free.


Nobutaka Aozaki

Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York based artist who develops performances using found objects and everyday interactions with people on the street in order to explore the social, economical, cultural aspects of places and the subjective approaches of individuals to time, location, and value.