Yoshinari Nishio + Students of Tokyo University of the Arts
Alternative 3 Venues : Nishio Laboratory/DATSUEBA Roppongi

The first photo:
Workshop at Nishio Laboratory DATSUEBA Nara, 2022
photo: Shunsuke Maekawa

May 27 (Sat) – 28 (Sun)
Yaguchi Building 1st Floor
[Participation fee]
Nishio, who worked on the main program in 2014 and the downtown program in 2019 under the theme of “clothing and communication,” will further learn from the surrounding community and present a “shared space” created together with local residents, this time as a work of art.
The third of the 3 sites is the Nishio Laboratory, which will open across the street from Roppongi Middle School. Starting in April, students from Tokyo University of the Arts will join the middle school students in discussions and production.

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“DATSUEBA radio”
Alice Sugiyama(graduate student)

How sound travels freely through time and space, DATSUEBA radio connects the “Alternative 3 Venues” —Mikawadai Park, Roppongi Middle School and DATSUEBA Roppongi— together, digging into behind-the-scenes stories of the art projects and the creative process through interviews with the students from Tokyo University of the Arts and the local participants.

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Alternative 3 Venues: Mikawadai Park—Going with the Code of Curtains

“Window Stories”
Rin Shimamura (undergraduate student)
Yumi Okada (graduate student)
Midori Miyamori (graduate student)
Kazura Sunamori (research student)

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“Kasanegi (The Layers of Roppongi)"
Maho Arakawa (graduate student)
Shinku Shirakawa (undergraduate student)
In collaboration with art club students from Roppongi Middle School

“Kasanegi” features colorful curtains with three overlapping Chinese characters—六、本、木—that mean Roppongi when combined. The layered kanji were drawn by various people, helping to convey the rich layers of Roppongi’s geology, architecture, and history. During Art Night, these colorful curtains will be on display at the homes of Roppongi residents who kindly lent their curtains for use in the Window Stories project.

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art manager rina sakurai

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“DATSUEBA radio”


Yoshinari Nishio + Students at Tokyo University of the Arts

Nishio was born in 1982 in Nara, Japan. He is an artist as well as Associate Professor at the Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts. He has been developing projects in Japan and abroad that focus on the relationship between the act of dressing and communication. He is the creator of the fashion brand NISHINARI YOSHIO. In recent years, he has been exploring the role of art in society from a practical standpoint through various projects and curatorial work based on the theme of “art as mutual learning.”