Mori Art Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Mori Art Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • Yorimichi Museum “Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia” Event

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    • Media: Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-09-22 - 2017-09-22

    This Yorimichi Museum event will take place inside the galleries of Mori Art Museum, encouraging people to come together and enjoy art in company. Try viewing the work in a different way, talking about...More »

  • poster for MAM Collection 005: Recycle and Build

    MAM Collection 005: Recycle and Build

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Sound
    • 2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23

    Since the end of the Second World War, Japan has taken a “scrap-and-build” approach to development, demolishing aging buildings and infrastructure and replacing them with those employing the latest technologies....More »

  • poster for MAM Research 005: Laboratory for Chinese Contemporary Photography – Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

    MAM Research 005: Laboratory for Chinese Contemporary Photography – Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23

    Sino-Japanese photographer duo RongRong & inri launched their Beijing-based joint practice in 2000, and since then have continued to take photographs grounded in everyday life, focusing on subjects...More »

  • poster for MAM Screen 006: Camille Henrot

    MAM Screen 006: Camille Henrot

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23

    This exhibition presents nine films made by Camille Henrot between 2002 and 2011, in a single screening around an hour in duration. Together, these works challenge traditional assumptions about memory,...More »

  • poster for Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

    Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23

    With its population totaling around 600 million, the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith region of Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from this emerging...More »

  • poster for MAM Screen 005: Yoshinori Niwa Selected Video Works

    MAM Screen 005: Yoshinori Niwa Selected Video Works

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-06-11

    This exhibition will showcase video works by artist Yoshinori Niwa (b. 1982). Setting his work in the streets and public spaces of various countries, as well as locations with political connections, Niwa...More »

  • MAM Project 023: Agatha Gothe-Snape

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-06-11

    This exhibition will present the work of Sydney-based, internationally-active artist Agatha Gothe-Snape (b. 1980). Gothe-Snape’s practice centers on improvised performances employing a diverse range of...More »

  • poster for MAM Collection 004: Imagining the Unknown Stories

    MAM Collection 004: Imagining the Unknown Stories

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-06-11

    This exhibition will present works by three artists: Tomoko Yoneda, Shilpa Gupta and Yee I-Lann. The artists researched legends and historical events they had not actually experienced in person to create...More »

  • poster for N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey

    N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Installation - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-06-11

    N. S. Harsha was born in 1969 in southern India’s ancient capital Mysuru, where he continues to reside and pursue his artistic practice. India’s fast-paced economic development and urbanization in recent...More »

  • poster for The Universe and Art — Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab

    The Universe and Art — Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Workshops - Talks
    • 2016-07-30 - 2017-01-09

    Our universe is of perennial interest, appearing in art all around the world as an object of worship and study over the centuries, and spawning countless stories. “The Universe and Art,” in just one exhibition,...More »

  • poster for MAM Screen 003: Crossing Visions - Japanese Landscapes Seen from Outside

    MAM Screen 003: Crossing Visions - Japanese Landscapes Seen from Outside

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2016-03-26 - 2016-07-10

    “MAM Screen 003,” the third edition of the video screening series, features video works selected by the four co-curators of the “Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice” that runs concurrently. The...More »

  • poster for Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice

    Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Installation - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2016-03-26 - 2016-07-10

    Staged by the Mori Art Museum triennially since 2004, “Roppongi Crossing” is a series designed to offer a comprehensive survey of the Japanese contemporary art scene. For the 5th edition, through the different...More »

  • poster for Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

    Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2015-10-31 - 2016-03-06

    Takashi Murakami is known as one of the most internationally acclaimed contemporary artists working today. In addition to his retrospective, which began at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,...More »

  • poster for MAM Collection 002: Existence and Space— Suh Do Ho + Po Po

    MAM Collection 002: Existence and Space— Suh Do Ho + Po Po

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-07-25 - 2015-10-12

    Suh Do Ho (born 1962) is one of South Korea’s leading artists and has been active on the international stage since the 1990s. Alongside his well-known installations recreating existing spaces in translucent...More »

  • poster for MAM Research 002: Who Was Roberto Chabet?―Along with the Development of Contemporary Art in the Philippines

    MAM Research 002: Who Was Roberto Chabet?―Along with the Development of Contemporary Art in the Philippines

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    • 2015-07-25 - 2015-10-12

    Roberto Chabet (1937-2013) made a major contribution to the development of contemporary art in the Philippines from the 1960s onwards in a wide variety of roles, including artist, curator, founding museum...More »

  • poster for Dinh Q. Lê “Memory for Tomorrow”

    Dinh Q. Lê “Memory for Tomorrow”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2015-07-25 - 2015-10-12

    Leading Vietnam artist Dinh Q. Lê unveils his first major solo exhibition in Japan to coincide with the 40th anniversary since the end of the Vietnam war and 70 years since the closing of WWII. As we struggle...More »

  • poster for MAM Research 001: Great Crescent, Art and Agitation in the 1960s - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

    MAM Research 001: Great Crescent, Art and Agitation in the 1960s - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Talks
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-07-05

    The first exhibition in the new MAM Research series “Great Crescent, Art and Agitation in the 1960s - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan” is a reconfiguration of an exhibition held in 2013 at the Hong Kong alternative...More »

  • poster for MAM Collection 001: Two Asian Maps - Ozawa Tsuyoshi + Shitamichi Motoyuki

    MAM Collection 001: Two Asian Maps - Ozawa Tsuyoshi + Shitamichi Motoyuki

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-07-05

    “MAM Collection 001,”introduces Asia as seen by two artists from different generations, Ozawa Tsuyoshi (born 1965) and Shitamichi Motoyuki (born 1978), under the title “Two Asian Maps.” Since the late...More »

  • poster for MAM Screen 001: Early Video Works by Bill Viola

    MAM Screen 001: Early Video Works by Bill Viola

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-07-05

    For the first edition of the “MAM Screen” program series, Mori Art Museum will be showcasing the works of pioneering video artist Bill Viola, still enormously influential today. Bill Viola (born 1951)...More »

  • poster for Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty

    Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation - Crafts - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2015-04-25 - 2015-07-05

    This exhibition brings together around 130 of “simple forms” from around the world, and across the ages, presented in nine sections, offering a panoramic view of a timeless, universal aesthetic, showing...More »

  • poster for Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation - Seeing, Conversing, Gift-Giving, Writing, Dining and Getting Connected to the World

    Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation - Seeing, Conversing, Gift-Giving, Writing, Dining and Getting Connected to the World

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    • Media: Installation - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-09-20 - 2015-01-04

    Since the late 1990s, Lee Mingwei (b. 1964), a Taiwan-born artist living in New York, has worked on numerous art projects that involve the participation of an audience in some form or another and participated...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 022: Jacob Kirkegaard

    MAM Project 022: Jacob Kirkegaard

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2014-09-20 - 2015-01-04

    Jacob Kirkegaard (born 1975, Denmark) creates works on the theme of the human sense of hearing. Capturing sound and vibration as the energy of a place, Kirkegaard makes tangible the sounds of geysers,...More »

  • poster for Go-Betweens - The World Seen Through Children -

    Go-Betweens - The World Seen Through Children -

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-08-31

    Photographer Jacob Riis (1849-1914), known for his photographs documenting of the lives of the poor immigrants of New York, often saw the young children of the immigrants serving as interpreters, on errands...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 021: Melvin Moti

    MAM Project 021: Melvin Moti

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-08-31

    Melvin Moti (born 1977, The Netherlands) produces works grounded in intensive research that explore neurological, scientific and historical processes in relation to visual culture. MAM Project 021 introduces...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 020: Gabriel Acevedo Velarde

    MAM Project 020: Gabriel Acevedo Velarde

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-05-06

    Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (b. 1976 in Lima, Peru) is an internationally active artist whose works have been shown throughout South America, the United States, and Europe. His animation “Escenario” (2004),...More »

  • poster for Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

    Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-05-06

    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), the standard-bearer of Pop Art, was born in the United States and became a leading artist in the second half of the 20th century against the backdrop of the American consumer...More »

  • Independent Curators International (ICI) Related Programs

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-11-02

    This panel discussion “What Does It Mean To Be International?” is held in conjunction with “Curatorial Intensive” in Tokyo, a training program for young curators organized by Independent Curators International...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 019: Emre Hüner

    MAM Project 019: Emre Hüner

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-09-21 - 2014-01-13

    The work of Emre Hüner (b. 1977, Istanbul) confronts us with questions of the state of civilized society and its future while acknowledging and analyzing facts grounded in the history of science, war,...More »

  • poster for “Roppongi Crossing 2013 - Out of Doubt - “

    “Roppongi Crossing 2013 - Out of Doubt - “

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-09-21 - 2014-01-13

    Held triennially since 2004, “Roppongi Crossing” is an exhibition series that offers a comprehensive survey of the Japanese art scene. The 4th in this series, “Roppongi Crossing 2013” inquires into the...More »

  • poster for All You Need Is Love: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku

    All You Need Is Love: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2013-04-26 - 2013-09-01

    For human beings, love is the most precious of things. To mark its tenth anniversary, the Mori Art Museum will take the theme of “love.” Via around 200 works ranging from celebrated contributions to art...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 018: Chikako Yamashiro" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 018: Chikako Yamashiro" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2012-11-17 - 2013-03-31

    Chikako Yamashiro (b. 1976 in Okinawa) uses a variety of media including video and photography to produce works on the theme of her native Okinawa. In her first video I Like Okinawa Sweet (from OKINAWA...More »

  • poster for Makoto Aida "Monument for Nothing”

    Makoto Aida "Monument for Nothing”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-11-17 - 2013-03-31

    Makoto Aida ranks among the most closely followed contemporary artists in Japan today. Since his debut in the early 1990s, Makoto Aida has brought a cynical perspective to such subject matter as pretty...More »

  • "MAD x Mori Art Museum: Arab Express"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-08-04 - 2012-08-04

    This special lecture will examine the relationship between contemporary art and global politics and culture through the lens of the current Arab Express exhibition, on view at the Mori Art Museum. Kenichi...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 017: Changwon Lee" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 017: Changwon Lee" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-06-16 - 2012-10-28

    South Korean artist Changwon Lee (born 1972) studied at the Kunstakademie Münster after graduating from Seoul National University's College of Fine Art, and was based in Germany for over ten years. Lee...More »

  • poster for "Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World" Exhibition

    "Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2012-06-16 - 2012-10-28

    From lifestyles to identity, the rapidly transforming Arab world possesses a diversity of cultures that cannot be overstated. And the traditions, religion, customs and aesthetics that constitute that diversity...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 016: Ho Tzu Nyen" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 016: Ho Tzu Nyen" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-02-04 - 2012-05-27

    Based in Singapore, Ho Tzu Nyen presents his works throughout the world—in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, and more—and he has gained prominence at numerous international Biennale and international...More »

  • poster for Lee Bul "From Me, Belongs to You Only"

    Lee Bul "From Me, Belongs to You Only"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2012-02-04 - 2012-05-27

    Since the 1990s, Lee Bul has built an international career as one of the leading contemporary artists from Asia. Her oeuvre is dominated by sculptures that demonstrate a mastery of materials and techniques,...More »

  • poster for "Roppongi Art College" Talk

    "Roppongi Art College" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-11-23 - 2011-11-23

    A one-day program of talks and events aiming to cultivate personal perspectives on art.More »

  • poster for "Metabolism, The City of the Future" Exhibition

    "Metabolism, The City of the Future" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2011-09-17 - 2012-01-15

    Tange Kenzo and the Metabolists attempted to create a new vision for a new architecture and the city that would be in step with the rapid economic development taking place in postwar Japan. Half a century...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-wah" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-wah" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2011-09-17 - 2012-01-15

    Based in Hong Kong, Tsang Kin-Wah shows his work in Beijing, Paris, New York, and throughout the world, and he is frequently in the limelight at international biennales. Tsang incorporates text and...More »

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    "French Window" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-03-26 - 2011-08-28

    For ten years, an elite association of contemporary art collectors known as ADIAF has hosted what has become one of France’s most prestigious art awards, the Marcel Duchamp Prize. To celebrate the award’s...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 014: Yukihiro Taguchi" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 014: Yukihiro Taguchi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2011-03-18 - 2011-08-28

    The Berlin-based artist Yukihiro Taguchi (born in 1980) has garnered much attention in recent years for his unique “performative installations,” which combine elements of drawing, performance, animation...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 013: Katerina Seda" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 013: Katerina Seda" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2010-11-27 - 2011-02-27

    Czech artist Katerina Seda (born 1977) is interested in small things in daily life that appear either problematic or obvious. She runs projects in which she proposes games involving members of her family...More »

  • poster for Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

    Motohiko Odani "Phantom Limb"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2010-11-27 - 2011-02-27

    Since studying sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts, Odani Motohiko has created a body of work using diverse techniques and materials that undermines the conventional notions of sculpture. His unique...More »

  • MAM Art Course No.12 “The media in transformation: How should business and art deal with shifting values?”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-09-28 - 2010-09-28

    With the expansion of the internet and resulting changes to our lifestyles, the environment for the enjoyment of media is changing rapidly, forcing media companies to adapt to what is becoming a major...More »

  • poster for Linda Hoaglund "Anpo"

    Linda Hoaglund "Anpo"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-08-10 - 2010-08-10

    This historical documentary by Linda Hoaglund explores how artists created work in response to the heated political atmosphere of 1960, when Japan was under the US mutual security treaty (known as the...More »

  • poster for "Sensing Nature: Rethinking The Japanese Perception Of Nature" Exhibition

    "Sensing Nature: Rethinking The Japanese Perception Of Nature" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-07-24 - 2010-11-07

    Winter turns to spring, summer turns to autumn. We sense the shifts not just by the changes in the temperature and the scenery, but in the smells carried on the breeze and the quality of the sunlight....More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 012: Tromarama" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 012: Tromarama" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party - Talks
    • 2010-07-24 - 2010-11-07

    Tromarama, an artist trio primarily active in Bandung, Indonesia, has so far created unique installations as well as animation video works using stop motion video editing techniques, while the materials...More »

  • poster for "Roppongi Crossing & Art Hunting in Roppongi and Azabu" Guided Tour

    "Roppongi Crossing & Art Hunting in Roppongi and Azabu" Guided Tour

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-04-10

    Guided tour with explanations of the Roppongi Crossing exhibition, which features photography, sculpture, graffiti and video pieces by representative Japanese contemporary artists. After the exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?" Exhibition

    "Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2010-03-20 - 2010-07-04

    “Roppongi Crossing” is a series of exhibitions that introduce the work of diverse artists and creators with an eye to present a vision of the future Japanese art scene. Starting from a fundamental question...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 11: Jules de Balincourt" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 11: Jules de Balincourt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-03-20 - 2010-07-04

    Jules de Balincourt (born 1972, Paris) is one of the leaders of the post 9/11 New York art scene. Freely employing bright colors and bold lines, mostly in paintings, he depicts everyday scenes, adventures,...More »

  • poster for "Medicine and Art:  Imagining a Future for Life and Love  —Da Vinci, Okyo, Damien Hirst" Exhibition

    "Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love —Da Vinci, Okyo, Damien Hirst" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2009-11-28 - 2010-02-28

    Since time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mechanisms of the human body. On the basis of their discoveries in medicine and science, people have attempted to counter the effects of disease...More »

  • poster for Ai WeiWei "According to What?"

    Ai WeiWei "According to What?"

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2009-07-25 - 2009-11-08

    Ai Weiwei is one of contemporary China's most exciting creators, with a range of activities including everything from art and architecture to design, publishing, and curating. In the last few years, Ai's...More »

  • MAM Art Course 09 #7 "Art and intellectual property rights: New role of Creative Commons"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-05-01 - 2009-05-01

    Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization (established in 2001) that aims to develop and support the circulation of information and intellectual property by providing a flexible range of protections...More »

  • poster for "The Kaleidoscopic Eye" Exhibition

    "The Kaleidoscopic Eye" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2009-04-04 - 2009-07-05

    Light, color, sound, language, concept and communication: Contemporary art is much more than just a visual medium. For this exhibition, the Mori Art Museum joins with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary...More »

  • MAM Art Course 09 #6 "Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-03-29 - 2009-03-29

    The Mori Art Museum's MAM Art Course is a fun, educational and informative forum for thinking about the role that art can play in our society and our lives. The courses are divided into three themes –...More »

  • MAM Art Course 09 #5 "The Past and Future of Art Basel"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-01-16 - 2009-01-16

    The Mori Art Museum's MAM Art Course is a fun, educational and informative forum for thinking about the role that art can play in our society and our lives. The courses are divided into three themes –...More »

  • poster for "Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art" Exhibition

    "Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2008-11-22 - 2009-03-15

    “Chalo” is Hindi for "Let's go." With the words "Chalo! India" (Let's go! India), we invite you to discover an explosion of creativity and vitality in Indian contemporary art. "Chalo! India" will take...More »

  • MAM Art Course 2008 #4 "21st Century Global Society and the Future of Japan"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-11-02 - 2008-11-02

    In an increasingly globalized 21st century, the politics, economy and culture that surround us are constructed based on a tenuous international relationship. This social context is reflected on multiple...More »

  • MAM Art Course 2008 #3 "New Globalizing Relationships between Art and Society"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-09-24 - 2008-09-24

    The relationship between artists, artworks and their audiences, along with the notion of the museum, the exhibition and the spaces where art is practiced have come to be interpreted in a wider sense with...More »

  • Artist Talk: "Annette Messager Talks About Her Work"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-08-10 - 2008-08-10

    Representative French female artist Annette Messager will talk about her past work and this exhibition at the Mori Art Museum. Moderator: Eriko Osaka (artistic director, Mori Art Museum) Date and time:...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 008: Tamana Araki" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 008: Tamana Araki" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2008-08-09 - 2008-11-03

    Araki Tamana (born 1970) uses a number of techniques, including printmaking, sculpture, installation, and animation to create her unique art, which never fails to give the impression of being novel, despite...More »

  • poster for Annette Messager "The Messengers"

    Annette Messager "The Messengers"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2008-08-09 - 2008-11-03

    "Annette Messager: The Messengers" is the first major solo exhibition for leading French artist Annette Messager to be held in Japan. Painting, photography, articles, objects assembled from found objects,...More »

  • poster for "In Between: Asian Video Art Weekend" Exhibition

    "In Between: Asian Video Art Weekend" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-08-01 - 2008-08-03

    As a part of the ASIAN Summer In Roppongi Hills celebration of Roppongi Hills' 5th anniversary, the Mori Art Museum will hold a special screening of video art from Asia. "In-Between: Asian Video Art Weekend"...More »

  • MAM Art Course #2: "Trying Your Hand at Buying Contemporary Art: Latest Updates from the Art Market"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-30 - 2008-06-30

    Instead of just being a casual observer of art, what would being a collector mean, acquiring works of art and having them adorn your own living space? Misa Shin, an active fundraiser and public relations...More »

  • MAM Art Course #1: "Opening up the Art inside You to Society"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-05-23 - 2008-05-23

    Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation handsets will be provided. The speaker for this talk is one of Japan's foremost contemporary artists, Tatsuo Miyajima. This first edition of the MAM Art...More »

  • "British Contemporary Art" Lecture Series

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-05-17 - 2008-06-24

    A look at contemporary art from the UK, divided into three periods - the 1980s, 90s, and 2000 onwards. Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided for the 1st and 2nd lectures 1st...More »

  • poster for "MAM Project 007: Saskia Olde Wolbers" Exhibition

    "MAM Project 007: Saskia Olde Wolbers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-04-25 - 2008-07-13

    Born in 1971, Saskia Olde Wolbers creates videos with a mysterious transparency. After creating elaborate handmade models, Wolbers films them, building up stories within. The constructed worlds on the...More »

  • poster for "History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize" Exhibition

    "History in the Making: A Retrospective of the Turner Prize" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2008-04-25 - 2008-07-13

    The Turner Prize is one of the most important prizes in the art world today. Organized by the Tate galleries and presented annually since 1984, it represents a major steppingstone for young British artists....More »

  • poster for "Another landscape: from the Mori Art Collection" Exhibition

    "Another landscape: from the Mori Art Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2008-02-02 - 2008-04-06

    "Another Landscape: From Mori Art Collection" In the summer of 2005, the Mori Art Museum began assembling a collection focusing on contemporary Asian art. This gradually expanding collection today includes...More »

  • poster for "Art is for the Spirit: Works from the UBS Art Collection" Exhibition

    "Art is for the Spirit: Works from the UBS Art Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2008-02-02 - 2008-04-06

    Warhol, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Richter, Gursky, Araki, Morimura, Sugimoto, Miyamoto, Hatakeyama... Featuring around 140 works by 60 prominent international artists from The UBS Art Collection, the exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2007-10-13 - 2008-01-14

    “Roppongi Crossing” is a series of exhibitions produced by the Mori Art Museum to introduce Japanese creative talent working in a wide range of genres. The first in the series was held in 2004 – and is...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 006: Nishi Tatzu

    MAM Project 006: Nishi Tatzu

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-24

    Japanese artist Nishi Tatzu, who has been based in Cologne, Germany, since 1987, has a reputation for creating audacious and often humorous projects in public spaces. In the past, he has constructed temporary...More »

  • poster for Lecture Series “Le Corbusier and Me”

    Lecture Series “Le Corbusier and Me”

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2007-06-25 - 2007-08-05

    Le Corbusier's impact on Japanese architecture and design was significant in both the pre- and post-war periods. In this four-part lecture series, Japanese architects draw on their personal experiences...More »

  • poster for “Le Corbusier Today: 21st Century Significance and the Call for World Heritage Listing” Symposium

    “Le Corbusier Today: 21st Century Significance and the Call for World Heritage Listing” Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-05-26

    There is a movement at the moment to have a selection of Le Corbusier's buildings included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Section 1 of the Symposium, which features the Director of the National Museum...More »

  • poster for Le Corbusier "Art and Architecture - A Life of Creativity"

    Le Corbusier "Art and Architecture - A Life of Creativity"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Architecture - Product
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-09-24

    Architectural giant, the founder of modernism, the greatest architect of the 20th Century - just some of the accolades that have been attached to Swiss born Frenchman Le Corbusier (1887-1965). Perhaps...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 005: John Wood and Paul Harrison

    MAM Project 005: John Wood and Paul Harrison

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-02-28 - 2007-05-06

    This is the fifth exhibition in the Mori At Museum’s series for supporting the activities of Promising Young Artists, and is the first solo exhibition in Japan for this UK-based video art duo. UK based...More »

  • poster for "The Smile in Japanese Art: From the Jomon Period to the Early 20th Century" Exhibition

    "The Smile in Japanese Art: From the Jomon Period to the Early 20th Century" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-01-27 - 2007-05-06

    From ancient times, Japanese art has included many different aspects of laughter and humor. Sometimes this is deliberate, and sometimes the observer just happens to find them funny. This exhibition presents...More »

  • poster for "All about Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "All about Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2007-01-27 - 2007-05-06

    Contemporary artists often look at the world from slanted perspectives in order either to highlight or counteract the conservatism of social norms, systems and thought. In doing this they imply alternative...More »

  • poster for Bill Viola "Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"

    Bill Viola "Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-10-14 - 2007-01-08

    The first retrospective in Asia of one of the world’s leading video artists. Bill Viola, first traveled to Japan in 1980 on a one-year arts fellowship to study and experience first hand its cultural traditions...More »

  • 160 years of LOEWE: "Take Me With You" - Special Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2006-09-14 - 2006-09-19

    20 upcoming artists from Europe and Asia explore the women's bag as a concept, through photographs, paintings and sculptures. More »

  • poster for "BMW - A History of Innovation seen in Vintage Cars" - Special Exhibition

    "BMW - A History of Innovation seen in Vintage Cars" - Special Exhibition

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    • 2006-09-13 - 2006-09-20

    The philosophy and revolutionary attitude of the BMW brand are revealed through a line-up of both vintage and contemporary BMW cars. More »

  • Africa Remix | Lecture series

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2006-05-28 - 2006-08-05

    “What is African about African Art?” *Japanese-English and sign language simultaneous interpretation A presentation of their work and teaching by Jane Alexander and El Anatsui, followed by discussion...More »

  • poster for Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent

    Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2006-05-27 - 2006-08-31

    Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 004: Choe U-Ram - 53F Gallery 2

    MAM Project 004: Choe U-Ram - 53F Gallery 2

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2006-03-10 - 2006-05-07

    Korean artist Choe U-Ram's unique works explore the boundary between fine art and science, and in particular, cybernetics. With the current state of technological advancement, where robots in every day...More »

  • Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo | Lecture series

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2006-02-04 - 2006-04-16

    Session "Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo" *Japanese-English and sign language simultaneous interpretation Date: 13:00-17:00, February 4 (Sat.) Speakers: Gabriele Knapstein (Curator, Staatliche Museen...More »

  • Session "Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2006-02-04 - 2006-02-04

    Speakers: Gabriele Knapstein (Curator, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie), Omuka Toshiharu (Professor, Tsukuba University), Angela Schneider (Deputy Director, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie),...More »

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    Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Architecture - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2006-01-28 - 2006-05-07

    A joint project and exhibition planned by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin to be shown in Tokyo from January 28 to May 7, 2006 and in Berlin from June 7 to October 3, 2006....More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Sugimoto - End of Time

    Hiroshi Sugimoto - End of Time

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Talks
    • 2005-09-17 - 2006-01-09

    Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of the most significant Japanese contemporary artists to have emerged in the last 30 years. In his photographic series, as well as his experiments with sculptural objects, architecture...More »

  • poster for Follow Me! : Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium

    Follow Me! : Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2005-07-02 - 2005-09-04

    Contemporary China is characterized by an incredible dynamism. Things seem to be transformed everyday, fuelled by astonishing economic growth, frantic urban development and the preparations for the 2008...More »

  • poster for China: Crossroads of Culture

    China: Crossroads of Culture

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2005-07-02 - 2005-09-04

    A New Look at the Birth of Classical Chinese Culture: Previously Unknown National Treasures Rewrite the Traditional View of History. The Mori Art Museum presents an exhibition of art from ancient China...More »

  • poster for MAM Project 003: ROR (Revolutions On Request) - Tokyo City View Observation Deck

    MAM Project 003: ROR (Revolutions On Request) - Tokyo City View Observation Deck

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2005-05-14 - 2005-07-18

    ROR was formed in 1998 by a group of young artists in Helsinki. Its current members - Karoliina Taipale (b. 1973), Jiri Geller (1970), Klaus Nyqvist (1976) and Panu Puolakka (1972) - each specialize in...More »

  • poster for The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures

    The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Video and Film
    • 2005-03-29 - 2005-06-19

    The world abounds with stories. Myths, folktales, fantasies, mysteries and romances are conveyed to us by word-of-mouth, print, pictures, video and in other ways too. For all people, in both east and west,...More »

  • poster for The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art From East Asia

    The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art From East Asia

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2005-03-29 - 2005-06-19

    A reverence for nature, an inner calm, a sense of harmony, a delicate aesthetic balance - qualities that uniquely define the traditional arts of Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - are still very much evident...More »

  • poster for Archilab Symposium "The Architecture of Possibility"

    Archilab Symposium "The Architecture of Possibility"

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2005-01-30 - 2005-01-30

    Some of the world's leading critics and architects discuss the possibilities of architecture - both for our lives and the future. Bookings accepted by website, e-mail or fax. E-mail: ppevent@mori.art.museum...More »

  • poster for Archilab: New Experiments in Architecture, Art and the City, 1950-2005

    Archilab: New Experiments in Architecture, Art and the City, 1950-2005

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2004-12-21 - 2005-03-13

    Archilab:"New Experiments in Architecture, Art and the City, 1950-2005 ” examines for the first time ever in Japan those radical and visionary approaches to building design and urban planning that, since...More »

  • poster for Archilab Curator's Talk

    Archilab Curator's Talk

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    • 2004-12-21 - 2004-12-21

    A great chance to learn about this extensive exhibition from those who know it best: the curators. Marie-Ange Brayer (Director, FRAC Centre Collection, Orleans, France), Frederic Migayrou (Chief Curator...More »

  • poster for Mori Art Museum Japanese Contemporary Art Charity Auction

    Mori Art Museum Japanese Contemporary Art Charity Auction

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    • Media: Party
    • 2004-12-03 - 2004-12-03

    As part of its first anniversary celebrations the Mori Art Museum, with the cooperation of Sotheby’s Japan, has organized a charity auction of contemporary Japanese art that will be held on 3rd December....More »

  • poster for Lecture Series "Body Transforming"

    Lecture Series "Body Transforming"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2004-11-05 - 2004-11-20

    The body is what makes up who we are, yet at the same time is a concept that is extremely difficult to grasp. Fashion wraps, gives image and form to the body. This is a series of lectures (3 in total),...More »

  • poster for Ozawa Tsuyoshi: Answer with Yes and No!

    Ozawa Tsuyoshi: Answer with Yes and No!

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Painting
    • 2004-08-24 - 2004-12-05

    Ozawa Tsuyoshi has revolutionized the Japanese art scene and established an international reputation with satirical works that reinvent notions of creativity and community. Ozawa' s work is nostalgic for...More »

  • poster for Colors: Viktor & Rolf & KCI

    Colors: Viktor & Rolf & KCI

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2004-08-24 - 2004-12-05

    A reinterpretation of 400 years of international fashion history, "Colors" examines relationships between colors, feelings and function in historical and contemporary costume from around the world. Once...More »

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