Now, It’s Time to Play

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo



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Ends in 3 days

“Playing”– the theme of an exhibition scheduled for summer vacation time at MOT this year. “Stop playing! You need to~ !” we are told. Always, the need to “study” or “work” or “help out” interrupts our play time. Playing, it follows, is frivolous and counterproductive to a practical everyday living. But there is another side—playing, by helping us escape routine thinking, offers valuable chances to get new ideas and discover new values.
This exhibition features artworks fun for both children and adults created by six artists and artist-teams. Experiences of all kinds await you in the gallery: artworks you can touch and artworks you can participate in like playing a game. This being a contemporary art museum, however, there is more to it than simply mindless fun.


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from July 20, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Open until 21:00 on the following Fridays: July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30


Adults ¥1200, University & Vocational School Students, 65 & Up ¥850, High School & Junior High Students ¥600, Elementary School Students & Younger Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a Public Holiday Monday, but closed on the following Tuesday. Closed around the end of year celebrations (12/28~1/1)


Address: Metropolitan Kiba Park, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0022
Phone: 03-5777-8600

11 minutes walk from Exit B2 at Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line; 14 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Kiba Station on the Tozai Line

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