When we were kids, we found places like parks, vacant lots and corners of the street that looked interesting and made them into our own playgrounds. We got muddy and sometimes got hurt, but we were so focused on running around having fun that we lost track of time. This also provided an opportunity to encounter unknown things and people.
This art night has been put together to let people gather and participate in art to relive those playful times that have been forgotten in the bustle of everyday life. It may seem old-fashioned but wouldn’t you like to spend time in Roppongi to get a renewed sense of reality by seeing, hearing, touching and experiencing art for yourself?
Kohei Nawa, who has globally expanded the scope of his activities as a contemporary artist, will team up with Seijun Nishihata, a plant hunter who travels the world in search of rare plants, and Daisy Balloon, a balloon unit that has received high acclaim in the fashion industry for its bold ideas that overturn preconceptions about balloons, to provide the “Main Program” of Roppongi Art Night 2016.
The concept of the main program that will be run on three stages in Roppongi Hills Arena, the National Art Center and Tokyo Midtown is “the dawn of culture ushered in by the forest of Roppongi.” Please look forward to the chemical reaction brought about when Nawa’s refined sensibilities spanning from the visible to unseen “presence” come in contact with the unique characteristics of Seijun Nishihata and Daisy Balloon.
Free (however, fee is required for certain programs and museum events)
TEL: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Friday, October 21 – Sunday. October 23 2016
Core time 1
17:30 – midnight, Friday, October 21
11:00 – 17:30, Saturday, October 22
Core time 2
17:30, Saturday, October 22 – 6:00, Sunday, October 23
*Core time and daytime are period with a high concentration of events such as performances and workshops
Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of
Art, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Roppongi
Shopping District, other cooperating facilities and public spaces in the Roppongi district