Roppongi Hills

Hiroyasu Shimo, “Entangled” Town Installations

©︎Hiroyasu shimo

5/25(Sat) 10:00〜5/26(Sun) 18:00
Roppongi Hills North Tower
[Participation fee]
Beware when you buy drinks from the vending machines during the Art Night!! Frightening images of people trapped inside the machines, struggling to escape will suddenly appear beside you. Hiroyasu Shimo’s artwork “Entangled” is a series of large boxes with built-in monitors that are disguised as vending machines. Drinks dispensers are commonly found on the streets and are where the most basic forms of economic transactions occur: the work mirrors how people are held captive to the economic activities of our times.


Hirokazu Shimo

Born in Osaka in 1960. Based in Tokyo. Professor at Kobe Design University. He won an award from the Sonny Music D.E.P. in 1997. After exhibiting in Kobe Biennale 2007, he proposed a concept “synthesis with reality” which aims to offer the audience a holistic view of the modern world. He presented Trapped at Roppongi Art Night 2018 and have been creating works that center on the theme of human existence.