This year, from May 30 (Sat) to 31 (Sun), Tokyo’s Roppongi district will become the stage of “Roppongi Art Night 2020”, a one-night-only art festival brought to you by the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee. This annual event was launched as a means to propose a new lifestyle that allows us to enjoy art as part of our everyday life, and create a pioneering model for urban development in a metropolis like Tokyo. First launched in March 2009, it continues to evolve with every installment as Tokyo’s premier celebration of art. For “Roppongi Art Night 2020”, we welcome contemporary art superstar Takashi Murakami as our main artist. The main program artist for this year is Takashi Murakami, a contemporary artist who represents Japan and is active around the world. This year’s Roppongi Art Night will be extravagant.
For this installment’s motif, Murakami has chosen “Doraemon,” the beloved children’s comic book character that he calls the “biggest Japanese pop icon of the 20th century.” In recent years, the artist has produced a series of works involving the character, a“collaboration” with the late Fujiko F. Fujio, the creator of Doraemon. Murakami will be making a balloon artwork for Roppongi Art Night, one of his biggest to date. Visitors to this year’s Roppongi Art Night will be able to see different sides of Murakami ? not only as the festival’s main artist, but as a producer, too. The artists of Kaikai Kiki ? an art production and management company headed by Murakami ? will also be presenting their takes on Doraemon, which will be displayed under Murakami’s direction at three locations: Roppongi Hills Arena, Tokyo Midtown and National Art Center, Tokyo. Moreover, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary since the birth of the Doraemon series. It’s exciting to see how Murakami and other artists alive today will engage and collaborate with the legendary character.
Find your art of wonder in the town!
Every year, for one night only, the entire district of Roppongi is transformed by art. From contemporary art created with a special version of the famous character Doraemon to light installations, video, music, and performance, art from all over the world gathers together for this unique festival in the heart of Tokyo. Bewitched by the magic of art, the whole neighborhood changes into a fantastical, mysterious world that appears for just a single weekend! Embark on an exploration of these art wonders, discover surprises and excitement galore, and join Doraemon for a one-night-only adventure in Roppongi.
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 30 10:00 – Sunday, May 31 18:00, 2020
*There will also be “Pre-Program”- art programs exhibited or installed prior to the opening of Roppongi Art Night 2020 – as well as year-round appraisals and evaluations of the project.