Posted:Nov 24, 2022

Roppongi Crossing Returns to Mori Art Museum in December 2022

Ichihara Etsuko + ISID / INNOLAB Namahage in Tokyo 2017 VR headset, drone, gas mask, electronic parts, plastic model, straw and others Dimensions variable *Referential image

“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.

AKI INOMATA How to Carve a Sculpture 2018- Installation Dimensions variable Courtesy: Contemporary Art Foundation Tokyo Installation view: How to Carve a Sculpture, Contemporary Art Foundation Secretariat, Tokyo, 2021 Photo: Kioku Keizo
Aoki Noe furisosogu monotachi / nagasaki (all that floats down / nagasaki) 2019 Iron, glass 580 x 1,370 x 1,500 cm Installation view: furisosogu monotachi / nagasaki (all that floats down / nagasaki), Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, 2019 Photo: Yamamoto Tadasu Photo courtesy: ANOMALY, Tokyo *Referential image
Ikeda Hiroshi Shinsuke Shiiku July 2022, Shibetsu 2022 Digital data Dimensions variable

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.

Kanagawa Shingo for a while 2011 Inkjet print 28.3 x 35.7 cm
KYUN-CHOME Until My Voice Dies 2019 Video 32 min.
Oh Haji Ama’s home/boat floating on memory with the colour of emptiness 2018 Used ramie and cotton clothes from Kanazawa, linen yarn, sinker, fishhook, cyanotype print Dimensions variable Installation view: Culture City of East Asia 2018: Kanazawa Altering Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Photo: Kioku Keizo *Referential image

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).

O JUN The Beautiful Nature 2019 Oil on canvas 350 x 240 cm Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
SIDE CORE / EVERYDAY HOLIDAY SQUAD rode work 2017 Construction light equipment, metal pipe, chain, traffic cone, helmet, construction wear, video and others Dimensions variable Photo: Goto Shuji Photo courtesy: Reborn-Art Festival 2017, Miyagi

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