Contemporary art, performances, video works, music and various kinds of art can be found scattered around the streets of Roppongi. So why not set out on a one-night journey through art? The artworks adorn the city, creating a timeless, out-of-this-world experience. What dreams await you at the end of this journey? There are, a red ball popping up in the district, a giant balloon, a glowing bird, and a floating stone ? a total of some 80 installations and performances from around the world, together comprising the experience that is “Night Journey, Daydream”.
Roppongi Art Night is an one-night art extravaganza staged in the district of Roppongi. The event proposes a pioneering model for urban development as well as a life style that celebrates the enjoyment of art in our everyday lives. Presenting contemporary art, design, music, film, and performances, Roppongi Art Night offers an extraordinary experience. Launched in March 2009, the event is growing every year.
MAIN PROGRAM & ARTIST: Choi Jeong Hwa
Moving from one site to another everyday, a giant red ball sets out on a week long journey throughout the city of Roppongi. Realized in 32 cities around the world, RedBall Project is a traveling public art by an American artist Kurt Perschke. Defying immobility and permanence of common public art works, the ball ’s constant movement playfully redraws the map of Roppongi. The project humorously opens up our perception of urban space and revitalizes our relationship with everyday surroundings
・5/20 (Mon) – 5/26 (Sun) *Please visit festival’s official website for details.
・Venues: RedBall Project is scheduled to emerge in different locations in Roppongi.
FUROSHIKI TOKYO Exhibition
In the fall of 2018, Tokyo Metropolitan Government presented a huge furoshiki-wrapped object to the Hotel de Ville, Paris, where it was displayed at the plaza in front of the building. The appeal of furoshiki (a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) was conveyed to the world through the display of furoshiki and related installations as well as through workshops. At Roppongi Art Night 2019, original furoshiki designed by artists, which were exhibited inside the karakusa (arabesque)-pattern furoshiki pavilion in Paris, will be presented for the first time in Japan together with the exhibition “FUROSHIKI PARIS,” thus communicating the charm of furoshiki through installations.
Participating Artists: Takeshi Kitano, Yayoi Kusama, Constance Guisset, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Nicolas Buffe, Mika Ninagawa, Morihiro Hosokawa, and others. (In order of Japanese syllabary/honorifics omitted)
・5/25 (Sat) 10:00 – 5/26 (Sun) 18:00
・Venues: Roppongi Hills Mohri Gard en on the side of the Hillside (next to Roppongi Hills Arena)
Please see the official website for more information on other programs.
Free (however, fee is required for certain programs and museum events)
TEL: 03-5777-8600 （Hello Dial; Available only in Japanese）
*7 days a week(8:00-22:00)
Saturday, May 25 , 10:00 – Sunday, May 26 2019
*There will also be “Pre-Program” – art programs exhibited or installed prior to the opening of Roppongi Art Night 2019