Main Program

Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan
Tanker Project
Main Program

Image of Tanker Project

May 27 (Sat), 10:00 – 28 (Sun), 18:00
Roppongi Hills Arena
[Participation fee]
Dozens of large tankers were stranded and abandoned in the open sea as far as one could see in any direction.〝Tankers leave port under the influence of storms and typhoons and roam the seas of the world. Plants and creatures from all over the world will continue to grow on the tanker, creating one big ecosystem and creating the world of the tanker.〟 The tanker project started from Kuribayashiʼs fantasy. It is a tanker island where all the energy of the earth is put on a real tanker and sailed freely around the world. The process of realizing it is also part of the project, and the tanker will sail the real and virtual seas. At Roppongi Art Night, Kuribayashiʼs project 〝Outside the Mosquito Net,〟 which includes the work 〝Genki Roh,〟 which participated in last year's Documenta 15 with his Cinema Caravan, 〝YATAI TRIP,〟 and which is also part of Kuribayashi's lifework, we will put into service a tanker that carries the energy of everyone who gathers in this arena.

Program support: REALGATE INC.


Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan

Since his early career in Germany, shortly after the reunification of East and West, Takashi Kuribayashi has been presenting a range of works, with a particular focus on large-scale installations centered on the theme of “boundaries.” He has maintained an active career while traveling back and forth between Japan and Indonesia, and has been invited to participate in exhibitions both in Japan and internationally. Cinema Caravan, which began working with Kuribayashi in 2009, was founded by members of the first Zushi Beach Film Festival (2010), held in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture. The diverse collective includes photographers, carpenters, musician, painter, and chefs, and extends beyond film to serve as a medium for connecting people and cultures and creating shared experiences. Last year, the group participated in Documenta fifteen in Germany, where they held various events based on their exhibited work Outside of Mosquito Net.
Kuribayashi received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize at Documenta fifteen in 2022 for his work Genki Rōgen Unit 4, presented by Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan.