Posted:Mar 17, 2023

Roppongi Art Night 2023: Takashi Kuribayashi+Cinema Caravan and Tomoko Konoike Selected for Main Program

“Roppongi Art Night 2023” returns to the Roppongi area from May 27 to May 28, 2023.

Tomoko Konoike Earth Baby 2009 approximately 2.2m x 2.5m x 2.2m Mixed media (mirror, wood, etc.)

Since 2009, the Roppongi Art Night festival annually brings innovative artworks to the streets of Roppongi. This year's program features works that allow visitors to feel diverse and deep connections to the city from the perspective of nature. The artists selected for the main program are Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan and Tomoko Konoike. The event is scheduled from May 27 to May 28, 2023.

Zushi Beach Film Festival Photo by Cinema Caravan

After graduating from Musashino Art University, Takashi Kuribayashi moved to Germany. Struck by Germany's division into Eastern and Western states, he began working on large-scale installations under the theme of boundaries. Since 2009, Kuribayashi has been working with Cinema Caravan, a collective formed by the Zushi Beach Film Festival in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture. Their collaborative multimedia installation attracted public attention in the recent documenta fifteen.

Takashi Kuribayashi and Cinema Caravan
Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan out of the mosquito net 2022 documenta fifteen Karlsaue Kassel Germany Photo by Takashi Kuribayashi

Contemporary artist Tomoko Konoike explores art fundamentals through various media, including painting, sculpture, performance, and site-specific expression. Her recent works and projects connect to events and activities outside the realm of art through magical and folkloric elements.

Tomoko Konoike Wolf Bench 2022 approximately 2.1m x 1.3m x 1.05m

A large-scale Takashi Kuribayashi + Cinema Caravan installation on global energy and its circulation will be shown at the Roppongi Hills Arena. On the other hand, Tomoko Konoike's large-scale work will be displayed at the National Art Center, Tokyo, and Tokyo Midtown. The festival will also feature exhibitions by up-and-coming artists, design and video installations, performances, and original online content.

Roppongi Art Night 2023

Schedule: May 27 - May 28, 2023
Venues: 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.
Admission Fee: Free (*Fee is required for certain programs and museum events)

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