MOT Satellite 2020: High Five – Our Envisioned Voices

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

poster for MOT Satellite 2020: High Five – Our Envisioned Voices
[Image: Akiko Takeuchi "Cloudy sky above the drainage pump station" (2020)

Ends in 18 days

MOT Satellite is a serial project that was inspired by the idea to connect with the area that immediately surrounds the museum, with the aim to unearth the hidden charms of the city. For this exhibition, two pairs of artists created new works with a focus on “our envisioned voices.” Tomoko Aso and Akiko Takeuchi, together operating under the name “Wataridori Keikaku,” captured the most impressive sceneries and experiences made while traveling around Kiyosumi-shirakawa and the greater Fukagawa area, in formats as varied as karuta (Japanese playing cards), shiori (leaflets), paintings, pottery and video works. The respective places that are featured on the playing cards are also marked on a map put up at several locations in and around the museum, which creates a loose connection between the museum and the area around it. Takuya Takahashi + Shinya Matsuyama focus on the culture that revolves around the relationship between humans and water, and on individual personal stories, based on examinations of the Onagi River that runs through Kiyosumi-shirakawa. Through the multi-media installation that is shown here, they attempt to rouse the viewer’s memories and sensations.
These diverse and polyphonic works are installed within the coming and going of a wide variety of visitors at public spaces inside the museum, as artificial projections of aspects of the surrounding city. A visit will be an opportunity for listening to the artists’, the local people’s, and also one’s own “envisioned voices” both in and outside the museum, and thereby encounter a variety of new and unfamiliar ideas and perceptions.



from January 13, 2021 to February 14, 2021
Open on January 11. Closed on January 12.



Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.(12/28 - 1/1)


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

9 minute walk from exit B2 at Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon line, 14 minute walk from exit 3 at Kiba Station on the Tozai line.

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