“Roppongi Crossing” is an exhibition held every three years by the Mori Art Museum to provide an overview of the contemporary art scene in Japan. The exhibition features promising young artists and internationally established veterans. The subtitle “Coming & Going” reacknowledges the changes brought by the pandemic and aims to bring back human interaction and reflect on the coexistence of diverse cultures and people in Japan. The exhibition is scheduled to be held from December 1, 2022, to March 26, 2023.
Featured artists are AKI INOMATA, Aoki Chie, Aoki Noe, Han Ishu, Ichihara Etsuko, Iha Linda, Ikeda Hiroshi, Inose Naoya, Ishigaki Katsuko, Ishiuchi Miyako, Kanagawa Shingo, KYUN-CHOME, Matsuda Osamu, Oh Haji, O JUN, Orimoto Tatsumi, Shindo Fuyuka, SIDE CORE / EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD, Takeuchi Kota, Tamayama Takuro, yang02, and Yokoyama Nami. In light of not only the pandemic, but also the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and global environmental changes, the “Roppongi Crossing 2022: Coming & Going” brings together who seek new perspectives, artists whose work implies that we live together, and artists who focus on the diverse ethnic and social groups in Japan.
The exhibition is co-curated by Amano Taro (Chief Curator, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery), Lena Fritsch (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford), Hashimoto Azusa (Curator, National Museum of Art, Osaka), and Kondo Kenichi (Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum).