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Shinji Ohmaki: Interface of Being

The National Art Center, Tokyo


Shinji Ohmaki
Shinji Ohmaki is a contemporary artist who is internationally acclaimed for his large-scale installations.

The outstanding qualities of Ohmaki’s magnificent installations, designed to extract and convey a physical sensation of space and time, were first evident in art projects and theatre pieces that transformed a site through collaborations with a host of people. Ohmaki’s spaces, in which light and darkness play key roles, are imbued with an air of primeval life governed by celestial rhythms. Moreover, his ornamental images, inspired by plants, animals, and landscapes, evoke a realm of rich patterns that were part of ancient human life. Ohmaki’s practice, rooted in his long-running inquiry into the meaning of existence, provides us with fundamental insights into the laws of nature and the inescapable cycle of life and death.

This exhibition is being held in a huge columnless gallery, extending up to the National Art Center, Tokyo’s eight-meter-high ceilings, and across a 2,000-square-meter area. As with a theatre piece, the moment we step into the highly stimulating space, we become both viewers and performers in a world of Ohmaki’s creation. Based on past series, Ohmaki’s newest installations are executed on a scale previously unseen in his career, and the artist’s latest video works, begun at the height of the pandemic that shook the world, resonate with us on a profoundly physical level. Shinji Ohmaki makes composite art for the contemporary era.


Nov 1 (Wed) 2023-Dec 25 (Mon) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open on a public holiday Tuesday but closed on the following day.
VenueThe National Art Center, Tokyo
Location7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
AccessDirect walk from exit 6 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line, 4 minute walk from exit 7 at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.
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子らと行きましたが空間構成がよくて小学生でも「すごい」と息を呑む空間でした。 この展覧会を通じて作家の方を知りましたが、今後も注目したいと思います。