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2021/07/14

Roppongi Art Night 2021: Main Artist Takashi Murakami and This Year's Theme Were Announced

Roppongi Art Night 2021 is planned as a real and digital hybrid event. The duration of the core-event has been extended to take place from Thursday, September 23 – Sunday, September 26, as a measure to reduce the impact of crowds and the spread of COVID-19, while still allowing viewers to enjoy the works of art and explore the city of Roppongi.

Our main artist will be Takashi Murakami, one of the top names in Japanese contemporary art.
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.
In addition, Murakami has selected a group of artists who will take on “Doraemon” in similar fashion.

Roppongi Art Night 2021 Theme: “Magical Adventure : Find Your Art of Wonder in the Town!”
Once a year, art from all corners of the globe assembles in Roppongi.
The event will include a special contemporary artwork of “Doraemon,” installation, video, and performance works throughout the city, as well as a variety of video works, performances, and talk programs that can be enjoyed digitally through Roppongi Art Night Digital (including RAN TV).
Under the spell of art, the city will transform into a magical world filled with mystery.
Setting out on an adventure to search for the mysteries of art, there are many discoveries of surprise and emotion awaiting.

Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Sep 23 (Thu/holiday) – Sep 26 (Sun), 2021 “Roppongi Art Night 2021”: An art festival staged across Roppongi “Magical Adventure : Find Your Art of Wonder in the Town!”

Roppongi Art Night 2021
Dates: Thursday, September 23 – Sunday, September 26 2021
*Select artworks are scheduled to be exhibited from Saturday, September 11.
Venues:
Real: 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 area.
Degital: YouTube Channel “RAN TV”
Admission: Free
*Fee however, fee is required for certain programs and museum events.

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