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Trolls in the Park 2019

  • Organization : Trolls in the Park Organizing Committee
  • Section : Support for Citizen-led Cultural Activities
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


“Trolls in the Park” is an international contemporary art exhibition since 2002 held in Zenpukuji Park in Suginami-ku, and from 2013, the exhibiting area has been expanded to around JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station. The exhibition offers arts in diverse forms such as performances in renovated cafes or natural food restaurant, or projects designed to uncover the charms of local neighborhoods. This year, as its 18th exhibition, the number of participating artists has been expanded to more than 60. Over three weeks during November, this exhibition would make it possible for visitors to enjoy arts in their local and familiar environment.

Theme for year 2019:“Whispers”

Open air×Art
■Spatial Artworks・・・Taichi Tomuro Architects, Akane Kukita, Hiroshi Miyazaki and others
■Performances・・・Life Garden, Collectif bim, Atsunori Kawamura and others

■Nishi-Ogikubo and Zenpukuji・・・Martina Kändler, Toshihiro Mizutani Lab/Musashino University, Yuichiro Kurono and others
■Suginami Momoi 4th Elementary School・・・Ryozo Takashima, Theater Unit IE and others


【Trolls in the Park Organizing Committee】
Trolls in the Park Organizing Committee is formed by artists who are participating to the exhibition, representatives from local galleries, activity organizations, local elementary schools, related supporting organizations and more. The committee aims to provide opportunities for artists, promote a deeper understanding of art to local residents, get children and younger generations more interested in art and expression, create new local networks through contemporary art, energize the community through different projects and pursue other endeavors.


Eiichi Noda
Trolls in the Park Organizing Committee
4-6-2 Kamiigusa, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0023
E-mail: trolls.in.the.park@gmail.com


Zenpukuji Park (upper pond), Suginami Momoi 4th Elementary School/Suginami-ku, shops and galleries in the area between Nishi-Ogikubo and Zenpukuji, others