Main Program

Takashi Kuribayashi + Rai Shizuno × Tomoko Konoike × Mami Kataoka “Artist Talk” Main Program

May 27 (Sat), 20:20 – 21:20
Roppongi Hills Arena
[Participation fee]
Three main program artists, Takashi Kuribayashi + Rai Shizuno (Cinema Caravan) and Tomo Konoike, will talk with Mami Kataoka, executive committee chair and director of the Mori Art Museum.


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.

Tomoko Konoike

Tomoko Konoike continues to question the fundamentals of art through a variety of media including painting, sculpture, and performance, as well as site-specific expressions realized through travel.
Recent solo exhibitions include Fundamental Violence (2016), Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma / Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Art Encouragement Prize; Fur Story (2018), Leeds Arts University; Hunter Gatherer (2018), Akita Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Chukagari (2020), Artizon Museum / Mainichi Art Prize; Birth of Miru (2022), Takamatsu City Museum of Art.
Group exhibitions include Temporal Turn (2016), Spencer Museum of Art / University of Kansas Museum of Natural History; Japan-Spirits of Nature (2017), Nordic Akbar Museum of Art; ECHOES FROM THE PAST (2018), Sinka Art Museum; Story-makers (2022), Japanese Cultural Centre Sydney. Her publications include Animal Words and picture books (Hatori Shoten).