Launched in 2009, Roppongi Art Night will be celebrating its 8th session. A festival of art staged in the district ofRoppongi, Roppongi Art Night has grown to attract over 800,000 visitors, offering an energetic surreal experience to those walking the streets from sunset to sunrise.
This year’s theme is ‘Mirai no Matsuri’(festivals of the future), and Roppongi Art Night is excited in welcoming Photographer and Film Director Mika Ninagawa as the main artist. A truly diverse artist, Ninagawa has a strong following not only within Japan, but also abroad and especially in Asia. She has been featured in numerous publications and media and has held exhibitions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia with great success. Do not miss the beautiful and seductive world of Mika Ninagawa.
In addition, Roppongi Art Night will be launching the ‘Southeast Asia Project’ in which artists from Southeast Asia as well as Japanese artists will work together with the Roppongi community and its people to create and present art. They will create art works based on the theme ‘matsuri (festival) ’ and present their works at Roppongi Art Night. Powerful and spirited artists will gather from around the world to offer a magical experience.
Main Program (1): Installations by Mika Ninagawa
Mika Ninagawa （Photographer and Film Director）
She has received numerous awards including the renowned Kimura Ihei Award. Films include ‘Sakuran’ (2007) and ‘Helter Skelter’ (2012). Her 2008 solo exhibition toured art museums throughout Japan. Published a photo book from Rizzoli N.Y. in 2010, and her solo exhibition at MOCA Taipei(2016) broke the museum record for attendence number. Appointed as one of the executive board members of the 2020 Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For Roppongi Art Night, Ninagawa will exhibit several installations that are inspired by this year’s theme ‘Mirai no Matsuri’(festivals of the future). The installations include her various unique motifs as well as her extraordinary sense of color. Ninagawa’s works, combined with the ‘Asia’ themed art pieces, will transform the city of Roppongi, with Roppongi Hills Arena being the main venue along with several other locations.
Main Program (2): Southeast Asia Project
The ‘Southeast Asia Project’ is the second main program of Roppongi Art Night 2017.
Artists from Southeast Asia and Japanese are invited to work together with various people and communities of
Roppongi. Through workshops and research of local history and cultural resources, the project aims to vitalize
cultural activities as well as actualizing potential local content. Look forward to ‘matsuri’ themed art pieces by the local community and artists only at Roppongi Art Night 2017.
Free (however, fee is required for certain programs and museum events)
TEL: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 1 2017
17:27 (sunset), Saturday, September 30 – 05:36 (sunrise), Sunday, October 1
*Core Time is the period during which many of the main installations and events will be held.